It often blows my mind how people rarely take into consideration the lives of others.
I’m moving next week. At least I was supposed to move next week.
I received an email yesterday saying that the contractor is having trouble getting supplies, and I can’t move into my new place until October 1st.
I have a truck coming next week. I need to be out of my old place next week.
So, for 9 days, my stuff and I have nowhere to go.
I could put my belongings into storage on my dime, which is an additional cost to an already expensive move. I could crash at my parent’s house for close to two weeks like I’m a college kid on spring break, but that situation would be less than ideal for myself, my parents, and my kids.
Here’s what pissed me off the most, though. I understand things happen. There are delays with shipments and supplies and workload and timing and everything but…
How about a little fucking common courtesy when breaking this news? The email was two lines long.
There were no mentions about being sorry for the inconvenience, offers to help, or find a resolution since the new date is 9 days later than my scheduled move. I’d even accept a “my bad.”
The management company came back with an offer of the unit below mine with a move-in date of next week. It’s on the second floor. My goodness, how gracious of them to offer me a place I didn’t sign for.
I understand that shit happens, but there are lives involved. Moving is always an awful experience. At least show a little compassion.
I’ll figure out a solution. I always do.
PARENTING NOTES YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
- Parenting Note #772 – Sabbatical
- Parenting Note #771 – Habits
- Parenting Note #770 – Failing The Tests
- Parenting Note #769 – You Must Be At Least This Tall To Give A Crap
- Parenting Note #768 – Choosing Favorites
STUFF I DID ON INSTAGRAM THAT YOU PROBABLY MISSED
STUFF I DID THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH PARENTING
THIS WEEK ON ‘WE RUN THIS’
I had the chance to talk to Nick Thompson, CEO of The Atlantic, about breaking the 50K record at the age of 45. We also talked about parenting and his son’s interest in running.
OTHER STUFF I WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT
WHAT I’M READING: Untamed by Glennon Doyle
I’m late to the Glennon Doyle party. She’s an amazing writer. She’s one of the few writers I read and think “shit, I wish I could write like this.” Her stories are funny, heartbreaking, eye-opening, raw, and real.
Have a great week, and be kind to one another, and if you need me I’ll be living under a bridge for a couple weeks 🙂