Friday, August 21, 2009
Hey and welcome if this is your first time to visit via ICLW for August. I love this ICLW as we get to discover so many new blogs and meet some great people!
We are taking an IVF break hoping to resume in a few months. Just read the right column for the quick low down on our infertility struggles. And just so you know, when we are not doing IVF trials this blog is really about life here in Cairo, Egypt. Some people really seem interested, who would of thought.
Ok about the washer... check this out.
So our washer that we brought here to Cairo with us from the USA died earlier this year. I have been doing laundry at a family members or sending to cleaners in the interim. We have been checking washers and wanting one similar to the dead one and have really taken our time to find one. Well we found one, an American made, top loading one like I prefer. We bought it Monday and it was delivered yesterday, Thursday.
The delivery guy came, (one -1- guy ok) and he loaded the washer onto to his BACK and carried up to the third floor! They don't set it up or install it, we have to get a plumber for that. I know sweet huh?
Anyway the back carrying probably has you thinking "what?" But thats not the point of this washer story. This is usual transport here, one guy carrying the heaviest things on his back, crazy i know. Even if there is more than one guy, the others usually "supervise" the one guy carrying the heavy item on his back. Until we say something of course. But this time only one guy.
Anyway, so he left washer in stair landing outside what we have made our laundry room. Got his madatory tip cause he did so much work, then he left.
Super S goes to open the protective carton and the washer is dented severely in the front and back and the top of the washer is separated from the bottom of washer, its supposed to be intact. When i say dented I should say its totally concave like a boulder was dropped on front on back panels of the washer.
So we went to the store, its 5 minutes away, and told them. They will bring a new washer and take the damaged one back on Sunday. When I told the manager that the guy carried it up the stairs on his back that could have had something to do with it... his comment in Arabic to my husband was "oh I know him (the delivery guy) he is really aggresive and not careful..." and he apologized for him. He also told us we should open carton before delivery guy leaves. Um thanks, of course we should have. We buy a brand new appliance and we should of course open to be sure this new appliance is intact and all is good.
I told the manager to please send more than one guy and let them carry it upstairs upright. He smiled.
posted by Wishing 4 One at 12:25 PM