Monday, April 01, 2013

Getting One Answer Right Seems To Be Good Enough



This was our load to California - one stack of six wooden pallets.  Ed threw three straps over them and we were on our way.

We were moving these for a large, international company and they paid a LOT of money to get these things out there and back in record time.  Frankly, I don't know why they couldn't find a place out in California to build these rather than having them trucked out there, but I'm not complaining.  As long as we're moving them, I think it's an excellent idea that they cough up the dough to get 'em there fast.

We brought them to a building literally in the middle of nowhere, surrounded completely by fruit and nut trees, and vineyards.  We got there in the middle of the night, in the rain.  It was a little creepy.  And we think there was only one guy working in the gigantic ghost town of a building.  Which was even creepier.

They took the six pallets off, and while we slept, assembled them into some other configuration before putting them back on the trailer and essentially patting our asses and saying, "OK, you're good.  Off you go now."

And off we went.

I'm serious folks, half the time I have no idea what we're hauling.  So much so that I have to check the bill of lading when border patrol asks me what I have on the truck.

"Uh....hold on a second....um, I think it's....I don't know, wood pallet thingies?"

"OK, ma'am.  Have a nice night."

Thankfully, I know the answer to how many people are in the truck.



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2012: Span Of Blue
2011: Why Don’t Lobsters Have Two Tails??
2010: Ramp It Up
2009: Shouting From The Rooftops
2008: View From Fifteen
2007: The Sun Before The Storm
2006: This Is No Joke
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!

3 comments:

Gil said...

Good thing that don't ticket you for underloaded. Ha-Ha-Ha!!!

june in florida said...

Maybe it was a test run to see how fast and what condition the "load" would arrive.You may get a call for a real load in the future.

BA Norrgard said...

That's crazy! And it does sound creepy. But I watch too many CSIs...