It's one thing after another. When they packed up our stuff on the way out here they forgot so much stuff. Dh and I were trying our best to keep our eye on them but it was difficult because I had my 2 little ones and th movers were running my husband crazy. They were making him do so much! Any kind of wall decorations, curtains, curtain rods, shower curtains, they just skipped right over it and my dh asked them if they were going to pack that stuff and they said if he wanted it packed then HE needed to disassemble it all and take it all down.
Then the driver wanted my dh to sign all the paper work before he even had everything accounted for and got an attitude when dh wouldn't.
We had to be on top of them the whole entire time. They skipped over our entire master bedroom and 2 closets. The excuse was they "forgot".
At the end of the night after it was done and they left, there was still many things in the house they forgot. My little one's training potty, an old hamster cage and the vacuum to name a few.
Something I collect is interesting glass bottles. I paint them and use them for various things. Well a few months back dh and I were at a gas station and I bought a couple 40oz beers to repurpose. Neither my husband nor I drink. I had planned on just pouring out the beer and painting the bottles but I never got around to it. The full bottles sat on a top cabinet shelf in my kitchen since then.
Well, the next morning after the movers left, my family and I were getting ready to hit the road and I went to go throw something in the garbage bin and notice one of those 40oz beer bottles. Empty.
So it looks like they stole alcohol from us and drank it on the job. Nice.
We were nothing but nice to them and gave them as many water bottles as they wanted as well as a big bag of assorted chips to snack on.
Well all that was about a week ago.
Today was the delivery day. Thankfully we moved very close to where my parents live so what we decided to do was have the kids and I stay at my moms house while my dh go unpack with the movers and my step dad take off work after lunch and go meet him there and help him for the rest of the day.
My step dad stopped over here at my moms house around 2 because he went to go pick us up some food.
He tells me the first thing that happened when they got there was the movers were asking my dh if he had a knife. Really guys? You come out here to unpack this stuff and you don't bring a knife?? Of course my dh doesn't have a knife, he doesn't have ANYTHING. Because, ya know, it's all packed.
Then my step dad tells me that the driver had asked my dh to go drive to the store and go get drinks for him and his guys.....
Uhhhh. What? We had no problem offering them drinks and snacks but wow for him to ASK for it? I think that's ridiculous. And at that time, my dh was the only one there so that would have meant he was going to leave the movers there alone with our stuff. Ummm I think not.
It was at that point in the conversation that my step dad arrived and overheard what was going on. He told the guy " sorry sir, I don't think my son in law really feels like driving right now. He just drove 2200 miles to get here." And the guy responds "yea well so did I". Yes no shit asshole, it's YOUR JOB. That's what you are paid to do. And we don't owe you anything! (My step dad didn't actually say all that but he got across the same general idea).
Then the guy tells my step dad that its traditional with military moves that the customer will provide food and drinks.
Thing he didn't know was my step dad is retired military himself and has done this a dozen times.
So just recently my dh gets home and they are all done. I ask him what happened with the whole drink situation and he tells me the guy did not even ask him to go get drinks. He TOLD him. We went to my dh and told him "you need to go drive to the store and get me and my guys some drinks".
Oh hell no.
Like I said earlier, it's no big deal for us to OFFER them snacks and drinks but when they ask for it or straight up TELL the customer to go get drinks? Yea no. If anyone owes anyone a drink, they owe us some damn beer. Smh