Southern U-Haul originally uploaded by Doug Geisler
Last week’s poll asked about how you would react to someone touching your child without your permission. While the discussion was centered mainly around those who were concerned for the health of the child vs those who thought it was totally great to have weird strangers touch their child, 72% of respondents said they would not want someone touching their child without permission. Seriously, do not touch other people without asking permission, full stop.
This week’s poll comes after I helped someone move yesterday. It’s never a fun experience helping someone move, especially when they are struggling to find more than one or two people to help. I have been the sole helper, in addition to the family moving, on more than one occasion and I end up paying for it physically the next day–including today.
Yesterday we had to move a two bedroom townhouse + loft into another two bedroom townhouse + loft only a few miles away. While there wasn’t much furniture to move, the majority of the heavy lifting came in the form of overstuffed boxes which were deceptively heavy or awkward to handle. In addition to that was the up and down the stairs action going on.
While I am always happy to put one in the karma bucket (and believe me those of you out there I have helped, I *will* be calling when it’s time to cash in that favor and I *will* expect you to be there ;-)) by helping others move, I seem to have a problem remembering that I’m going to be a very sore waste of space the next day.
So what about you? Do you hire professional movers (something I did once before and it was probably worth every single penny; especially since it was a 700 mile move to an area where I knew no one) or do you round up your friends and all of their available vehicles to move your crap from one location to another? Are you available at a moments notice to help people move, knowing that you’re going to call in that favor at some point in the future? Do you pay heartily for the work the next day with soreness and barely being able to stumble out of bed or do you routinely run up and down stairs carrying awkwardly shaped items to keep yourself in shape?
Whatever you have to say about this one go ahead and comment on and vote on the side bar and then feel free to check out our expired polls in the archive or read through the previous posts about polls here.