Saturday, June 7, 2008

Only in Africa.........!!!

It is dark..... the time is 12:30am. The house is quiet and all are asleep.
Brrrrring-brrrrring! Brrrrring-brrrrring! A cell phone goes off.
I dash down the corridor, open the security gate, but alas I am too slow in my half dazed state and the phone cuts off.
Now I am wide awake anxiously wondering who might be injured or desperately ill.
As I catch the end of 'Casino Royal', the gate intercom rings.
"He-llo?", I reluctantly answer.
" We are here to deliver your furniture." says a really rough sounding man.
"Are you flippin' MAD? It's 1 o'clock in the morning!", I so eloquently answer.
I call MrGee for help. By now thoughts of robbery ,r@pe and murder are buzzing through my mind.(We live in S.Africa remember!)
"We can not let you into the complex at this hour", MrGee explains.
"Well, then we will just leave your furniture at the side of the road!" says the rough sounding man.
So at 1:15am a Queen Size bed, fridge, couch and carpet are carried into our house and dumped in the hallway!

NICE!!!!

xx

15 comments:

Diane said...

That is the weirdest thing I've ever heard. Glad it really was the furniture delivers and not some criminals.

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

Crazy!! What kind of delivery company works in the middle of the night?!

Elinor Dashwood said...

oh my goodness, I can't even imagine!!! I'm sure you were wishing you didn't answer the intercom at that point. I hope you complained to the company...not that they'd care.

Halfmoon Girl said...

That is very strange! Did they give an explanation?

Fifi said...

Yes.... the explanation was that they were leaving for Johannesburg, and they had to empty the truck!

Gill said...

Unbelieveable! What next!

supermom said...

Seriously? In OUR country!? Sjoe. Weird that hey?

Big Red Driver said...

Wow! That's crazy.

Normal Mom said...

I am Gobsmacked! Thinking of something to say...hhhmmm....no...Gobsmacked!
Well lets look on the bright side....they were delivering, not removing!!

Fifi said...

Yeh normal mom,....... that's what we were most concerned about!!!!

Sara Mincy said...

OH my word! I would have freaked!!!

janine said...

No! Way! That's way too insane to be true.

THE MOM WITH BROWNIES said...

Well I'm new here. First, Hello fellow homeschooling mom...

Second...What are you doing in South Africa! Good Gravy!

I think I would have let them put it on the driveway...but I have 5 sons to carry the stuff in so take that for what it's worth.

My goodness... I can't get over that.

Shelly M.
The Mom With Brownies

Mrs. Guthrie said...

Oh. MY. GOSH. Wow..... that is crazy!!

KIM said...

What in the world? Who delivers at the ungodly hour?!! that is crazy! I hope it was at least what you wanted and you're enjoying the comforts of it all!