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In which i’m the belle of the transport industry

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Just a word of advice here: DO NOT type “yes” to “get 7 free quotes” when you’re trying to find a transporter for your daughters car.  Wow, that sounds all “science-fictiony” now doesn’t it?  Now that entire first sentence is underlined with a squiggly green line which means it’s not actually a grammatical English sentence.  Also, apparently the word “fictiony” isn’t actually a word since its underlined with a squiggly red line.

 

Nonetheless, I shall continue with my story even though Keely says that my poor grammar and horrible English is what’s keeping people from reading this blog. Hahaha.

 

So this is about Keely actually.  You see, even though Keely got a fantastic report on her hip yesterday (yeahhhhhhh) we still think driving 3000 miles across the country would be bad for her so we are shipping the car instead.  This has been a lengthy process trying to figure all this out.

First we looked for someone we knew who could drive

Well actually, we know a lot of people who can drive

But I meant from Greensboro to Los Angeles

Which is a pretty easy drive actually

Because you get on I-40 and don’t stop

And I-40 goes through Greensboro

But we couldn’t find anybody

So we decided we’d have the car shipped

But it needed to be pretty empty

Which was a problem

Because Keely has a lot of crap to take

But then I said, “yes” to 7 free rate quotes

And I have been deluged by emails

Saying, “choose me” or “choose us”

Or “we’ll match the lowest rate”

 

End result: every morning I wake up to a billion shipping emails.  We are using one of the companies that have their own trucks, not a broker.  Of course, due to the fact that she doesn’t have an apartment yet we haven’t made EXACT plans so that’s what’s driving me nuts right now.

 

Oh yeah, and the fact that I’m apparently the belle of the ball in the shipping industry.  Have a great one!

 

Lynn

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5 Comments

  1. Mayor Gia
    January 7, 2013

    Ughhhh what a pain! From now on, use Keely’s email address for stuff like that :P
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  2. Amy
    January 7, 2013

    Sounds like a road trip. You and one of your friends should totally do a Thelma and Louise road trip minus the rape and killing and driving off a cliff (which really takes the “Thelma and Louise” aspect out off the trip). You could call Guy from Diners Drive-in’s and Dives and plan all of your meal stops on his suggestions.

  3. RichD
    January 7, 2013

    I had a similar experience while searching for health insurance for an offspring. I would not share my email, but listed a cellphone number instead. After about 100,000 calls in 18 months, I now only get about 5 a week. Good luck with that move.

  4. Jester Queen
    January 7, 2013

    Isn’t that so obnoxious? You ought to be able to get legitimate shippers to solicit your business instead of the pick-me pimps.

  5. Brooke
    January 7, 2013

    And then those quotes companies sell your name as part of a list to every cheesy scam under the sun. My spam folder is quite full!
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