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Rambling on: moving

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

moving

has anyone watched this movie featuring richard pryer called 'moving'....well he has to relocate to a new town for a new job (sounds familiar) and the movers lose his stuff and by the end of the movie richard pryer is a pyschopath killing machine :) and if you dig this guy you would love this movie...any how by the time i have to move to my flat i have dropped the idea of movers and i took a few trips back and forth to move the stuff myself...now the thing is the bad song hell starts playing in the taxi for real...first it is gypsy by fleetwood mac and then paul simon's homeward bound...and if that was not sufficient the taxi driver plays the drums on the steering wheel

but the people here are generally very warm, years of dictatorship has rendered them completely neutered

i miss the galam galooch i miss the profanity...the good things in life...even at work these people are like zombies...i tell my boss that there is death all around...people stuck in their cubicles...i celebrate every major order i close in pakistan what the hell is wrong with you people..there is so much more to life that chasing numbers all the time

he is indian so he could not relate to my passion...we pakis are a little eccentric...i am really starting to believe aitizaz ahsan who has written about 'the indus saga'...ie., the people of the five rivers are really built from another stock of genes.... i once met a group of desis at bangkok airport which typically has 4-5 hours of transit time to pakistan so ample time to engage in small talk...so these guys are doing their high 5's and joking and uttering obscenities and i am obviously having fun but soon enough i was part of their discussion

as much as it is dangerous to trust people at airports, filtering out some of the gossip, they were an interesting group of people who i mistook as khepiaz but only upon reaching karachi they told me that they were from unilever pakistan and the most fun guys among them turned out to be senior managers.

out here, i hardly see anyone eat in their cubicles...but for the indian lady in accounts.. i have to walk across the lobby and pass her cubicle every time i go to the loo and that corner smells of maithee daal and rice...come on lady.!! some of us have not had decent food in ages...could you take the food to the pantry it is just 10 feet away

4 Comments:

Blogger Zag said...

I can relate to what you said about the Indian lady.
When I was in US, I had to open all the windows and doors in my apartment when my roommate decided to cook. Otherwise I would get the smell of spices in all my clothes. Man I miss those days :D

12:44 PM  
Blogger Deevaan said...

you are right zag, i miss those days too..though i must say that these indian guys with their sambaar and coconut milk smell were my best friends..very humble very helpful...exposed me to a rich world of indian classical music... i owe them a lot

8:33 PM  
Blogger George said...

Inevitably this always catches up with you and usually at the worst possible time Moving . Moving

8:50 AM  
Anonymous moving and storage said...

If you are in the process of selecting a moving company, here are some points to consider:

§ Established Company

Check older copies of the Qwest Dex yellow pages. This will give you a good indication as to whom the established companies are.

§ Customer Service

Are you talking to an experienced representative or a girl Friday? This can make the difference between making sure the arrangements for your move are accurate. This is simple to determine, are you being asked intelligent relevant questions about your items and conditions or are you simply being quoted an hourly rate?

§ Insurance

What is the amount of the company’s general liability policy? Will the company send you documented proof? Do you have to pay extra for insurance coverage?

§ Repair/Replacement Policy

Will the company guarantee that they will repair or replace any items that their movers damage free of charge to you or will they pay you based upon $0.60 per pound?

§ Professional Full-Time Movers

Does the company use only full-time professional movers or do they utilize labor pool personnel and day laborers?

§ Written Confirmation

Will you receive a written confirmation that includes pricing via e-mail, fax or mail before the movers show up to move you?

§ Arrival Time

Will you receive a two (2) hour window of arrival for the movers or a simple: “we’ll be there sometime in the morning.”

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5:19 AM  

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