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 niftyZipCar iPhone appand 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!

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