Ok. Last Friday the buyer came with his father and between 4-5 friends to help him. I had spent the day prepping the path they would have to push the safe through.
The father in law was gone for most of the day but he returned for the afternoon, more than likely wanting to be there to supervise the safe’s departure. Using a heavy duty car jack and lots of muscle, the group was able to move the safe and push it through the store. It was a close call down the aisle with only an inch or so of space between the safe and the shelves.
Things started to become a clusterf*ck as they tried getting it out of the store. They rolled the safe wheel over the metal door threshold on the floor and bent it some. The father in law started losing his mind. The group stalled as they got the safe outside the front door and tried to load it on the trailer they brought. It was blocking the front door some on a Friday evening and boy I got chewed out for doing this. I told the buyer I preferred it be done Saturday since the owner doesn’t work Saturdays but his help was available on Friday. As they tried to load the heavy ass safe onto the trailer, they dropped it in the parking lot. It did some damage to the asphalt and one of the curbs in the parking space. Again, I got an ass chewing. He kept interrupting me putting things back that I had moved (I took two doors off the hinges to ensure the safe would clear those door ways) to call me over and show me what a mess the buyers had made. I was helping customers with redemptions and pawns while also selling two guns, some TVs and an air conditioner while he continued to grab me and pull me aside to say I told you so. Pretty stressful. He would have preferred this waste of space stay in the back forever rather than deal with its removal. Never mind getting some money back for it or the extra space we’d have with it gone.
Eventually the group got it loaded up and we cleaned up the area. They paid me and promised to fill in the damaged areas with asphalt.
It was painful but I’m glad it’s gone. It’s been sitting there for 15 years or so. More storage and space to organize things in the back now.
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