You know that old catch phrase..."Never ASSUME, because when you ASSUME, you make an ASS of U and ME."
I love our new kitchen! It has been so much fun to cook again. Unfortunately some of our cabinets arrived damaged. The trucking company was careless. We are now on the third go around of replacing parts. The most frustrating part has been dealing with the delivery people. The cabinet manufacturer and their representatives have all been great.
UPS was scheduled to deliver the last pieces on Friday. Everything was crated in a beautifully built box. There was no way they were going to be damaged this time.
The UPS guy assumed there would be workers at the house, since the last time he dropped something off we were in the midst of construction. There was only me. He said he was not going to haul that crate up the driveway by himself.
I suggested if he had called, we could have scheduled people to be there to help. Just use the phone, don't assume.
The solution was to have UPS drop the crate at a local moving company, and they would re-deliver the crate. The moving company assumed I couldn't take the delivery as I didn't have room in the garage for the crate. The moving company unpacked the crate, and blanket wrapped each piece!
What were they thinking? It would have been better for me to have the items in the crate. Now they are loose, lying on the garage floor waiting to be installed.
If they had just picked up the phone and called. It would have saved them an enormous amount of time.
Moral of the blog is, don't assume, just pick up the phone.
Pamela-Real Estate Romantic