Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Furniture Scramble Play-by-Play


5:30pm
On my way home, I walk by a giant pile of stuff (furniture, clothes, etc.) outside of an apartment building. I guess someone died or got evicted or won the lottery.
5:32pm
I spot a really sweet gigantic dresser and a very comfortable looking couch.
5:33pm
After briefly considering trying to carry 200 pounds of stuff on my back, I realize that I have some other scavenger competition. I hurry home.
5:42pm
I pull out my super nifty iPhone with its super nifty ZipCar iPhone app and reserve a car while walking the rest of the way home.
6:00pm
I get home and change into my power moving clothes.
6:15pm
I pick up a truck from a ZipCar location blocks from my house and drive back to the pile of stuff.
6:25pm
Other scavengers have made off with smaller pieces of furniture, but no one has been able to get a car to the pile yet. I show up and awkwardly lift a giant couch and a giant wooden dresser into the truck.
6:45pm
After dropping the furniture off in my front yard, I return the ZipCar. This whole adventure has cost me $7.
7:00pm
I return home to discover that my roommates are home and cool to help me carry this furniture up two flights of stairs.
7:25pm
After much grunting and a testosterone-induced plan that ended up with our front door being un-installed, my stuff is in my room!
7:30pm
I become very nervous that I may have inadvertently introduced bedbugs into our home.

Bedbugs or no, I now have a fully functional room. In two hours I have become the KING OF THE SCAVENGERS!

*12/2/2009 Update: We don't have bedbugs. False alarm!