Monday, February 9, 2009

A Weekend of Adventures

Well...this weekend was certainly full of adventures...or rather perhaps misadventures, but I'll get to that in a minute.

Friday, as you know, we were moving into our apartment. Sean's team leader and his wife agreed to pick me up at our hotel and take me to our apartment. They said they would be there around noon. So, I'm ready, the bags are packed and I'm just waiting. Sean comes home from lunch. Noon comes, no call, no people. Fifteen minutes later I notice a car driving around outside. I ask Sean if I was supposed to meet them downstairs. He says no, they said they'd call. At that moment he calls and asks where I am.

So...Sean and I lug four suitcases, tons of bags and other assorted items downstairs. Does the guy offer to help? Nope. Not at all. And I made three trips back upstairs to get stuff!

Then...once we were on our way, he keeps mentioning how I was late and if I'd been down there at noon then they could have had time to eat at Burger King on the way. I apologized and said I looked down and saw them driving by like twice and had no idea that was them.

You know what he says?

"Twice? We drove by like twelve times."

Ok...hold up. I've never met you before, you've never met me. I wasn't aware of any plan of me being downstairs waiting. You have my husband's phone number that you didn't call for fifteen minutes. Then you want to freaking blame me for you having to eat Burger King a little bit later? Oh hell no!

I don't care who you are, you aren't rude to someone like that you've never met. Especially since I apologized. It's extremely rude to keep bringing up the fact you had to wait. Not to mention the fact you didn't even offer to help with any luggage.

To say I was miffed was an understatement. Although his wife was quite nice I can't say I was sorry to see them (especially him)leave.

Fast forward a few hours and Sean and I decide to order pizza. Ordering it was a hoot! I ordered one large pizza, half ham, half beef with mushrooms and fresh tomatoes over all. Know what I got? Two large pizzas, one half ham and half cheese (where that came from I have no idea) one half beef and half ham but with the toppings all on the beef side. The pizza was good though. The toppings were so fresh! I have to say it's one of the best pizzas I've ever had.

On to the next adventure! At around 9:00 that night I go over to our kitchen sink to fill up a water bottle. The flow starts and then tapers off...completely. I try again. No water. Out of any tap. It stays that way until about 10:00 the next morning. All day and night on Saturday the water stays on. Last night though it goes off again! This was the scene in the shower this morning.

I run the water before I get in. It starts slow and then goes full blast.

I hop in and start lathering up my hair. Midway the water turns off.

It slowly comes on and then goes off.

Finally I get enough water to rinse out the shampoo.

This cycle continues for the rest of my shower.

Needless to say, while I was at housing today I brought this up and they assured me they'd call the landlord and figure out what the problem is. Hopefully that gets cleared up soon.

My last adventure involved going to the gas office today to get it turned over into our name. Evidently we picked the wrong day to go, because it was market day in this particular city and there was no available space anywhere. We drove around for about 45 minutes all over with no hope of finding a space, so we are to go back Wednesday. My translator and I thought this city was awesome. There is the coolest walled little fortress and on Wednesday she told me to bring my camera and we'd take pictures. How cool is that?

Here's a sneak peak of what it looks like. (click on the link below)



Janie said...

Girl,you have been busy!! Hope it all smooths out.

Justin and Jenn said...

OH goodness...that boy was too rude! That would never happen in the South! =)

Doublebanker said...

What happened to being considerate...sounds like you had an adventure this weekend!

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Mrs. Cup said...

Oh my gosh! I can't believe how rude that guy was!!

The Reality of Happily Ever After said...

OMG!!! Sheesh! Moving is a pain to begin with... NOT TO MENTION IN ANOTHER COUNTRY!! :)

Happy Monday!

Sarah said...

WOW!!! RUDE!!! Who does that? Especially to new people. I get annoyed sometimes if my good friends are late meeting me but then I just make fun of them and we laugh. Our sponsor better not try that crap I'll be like I'm sorry next time I won't ask you to help I didn't realize it was annoying!!! URG. Well, I'm glad the pizza was good- that is always a test of a place for me:)

Jon and Steph said...

Ugh, I don't understand how people can be so rude! I'm sorry you had to deal with such a tool!
What an adventure girl!

SassyEngineer said...

I bet you will have so many more adventures to share with us. I hope the water and gas get all worked out soon so you can eat yummy pizza and travel!

Mrs. Smith said...

First of all, I am so jealous you are living in Italy! I studied abroad in Florence several years ago and am still in love with the country and the people!, I cannot believe how rude that guy was! I'm so sorry. Good luck settling in to your new place!

Rebecca said...

I hope the water situation gets fixed ASAP!

Hafts Happenings said...

I don't know why some people can be so rude. Oh man that water issue would be so frustrating, hope that gets fixed very quickly for you. Glad to find your blog. Great layout, and a fun read. Marlo

LyndsAU said...

some people are just so rude!! I would have went crazy on that guy!! Not a gentleman obviously!! Sorry you had to go through that girl!!

. Becca . said...

Oh. My. Gosh.

That was SOOO incredibly rude of him! I cannot believe some people, ugh!

I hope your water sitch gets fixed soon too! Running out with a headfull of shampoo sounds like no fun at all! lol!

Now I'm hungry for pizza...

Miss Adventure said...

Wow! What a crazy weekend you had! I cannot believe that man was so rude! Obviously he won't be asked to do another favor...and the water issue?! Thats terrible! I would try and store water in containers if you can while its on just in case that happens again while you're in the shower and it won't turn on at all at least you have something to rinse with. Good luck!

Southern Bride To Be said...

I just found your it! :) I'm a new follower!

Kebi Cedawna said...

Sorry to say, I got quite a chuckle out of all your ordeals.
I'm impressed that you held your composure with that guy, I'm sure it was hard. I don't understand why people have to be so blatantly rude.
Glad you are getting settled in.
Did you get the internet on at the apt yet?

Sara said...

Wow, that sounds complicated. I hope the situation gets resolved. I hate rude people like that. I hope the wife talked some sense into him later. I'd never have let mark continue on. Some people can't ever let things go.

Abbie said...

I just want to slap that guy for you! What I rude jerk! I swear, some people have so little self awareness and think they can talk to others however they'd like. Good for you for taking the high road though!

Sounds like you've had some crazy couple of days! I hope it all settles down for you!

Love the picture of the fortress!!

Tania said...

Grrr rude people! Hope the water issue is figured out soon! How annoying, especially when you're trying to shower!