A Move With A View
It’s nice when a customer appreciates your knowledge and skills acquired over many years. He had always said, “ask Peter, he knows how it should be done!” He said of my skills, “it’s like magic!” I don’t know of that but we always try to please. After 40 years I should know what I’m doing.
We had a customer that needed four containers packed from his home going to Brazil. He said he would call from Brazil when the containers arrived. He wanted to fly myself and one other to Brazil to oversee the unloading of the containers into his new home. When he called 5 months later he explained the new house was up on a hill with over 200 steps going up. He said the containers could not go up the road to the house because it was too steep. The plan was he would hire 10 men to carry from the locals and he wanted me to oversee the project. When I arrived a week later, we got on with the process. It took 4 days to unload and we lost man after man from the locals who quit. We simply hired more to get the job done. The house was absolutely beautiful with the most astounding view, as maybe you would visualize paradise.
During the unloading we had problems with gunshots down the road and people trying to break open the containers at night. Everything got finished in the 4 days, 10 hours a day. The customer threw a great party for the local workers event the ones that quit. He thanked e for my project supervision, paid the bill and I flew home from paradise with a small regret of not being able to wake everyday in such a place.