Containment Issues

Trip Start May 31, 2012
Trip End Aug 08, 2013

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Flag of Canada  , Ontario,
Sunday, May 27, 2012

     Without even leaving Ottawa, we've already got a story to tell. The plan was to drive all of our belongings to a central storage location in Ottawa where we'd load them up into a container, a pod of sorts, and then the company (Universal Truck Rental) would drive the container across the country to Calgary. It was all set up and the reservation was confirmed almost two months ago, deposit paid and confirmed on the phone. I called the guy yesterday to ensure that we had our container ready for a' fillin' starting first thing tomorrow morning when he informed me that there were no containers in Ottawa. I asked him why, since we had made our reservation and his reply was that 'Well, everyone's moving out west, no one's coming to Ontario, so they're all out there.'

    So we sat in silence for awhile, then I decided to terminate our business relationship. I gently made sure he reversed the deposit on our credit card and kindly refused his offer of a cube van for the same price, after gently explaining to him that since we'd already reserved the cube, we'd gone ahead and gently made alternate travel plans out west. So, we're storing our stuff in Ottawa now and we'll just drive it across the country when we get back from Oz next spring. Hopefully I'll remember to drive on the right side of the road.
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