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Removals didn't reserve parking

Removals van didn't reserve parking. Instead, they partially blocked my drive. One of my cars, and both of my neighbour's cars would have been unable to get out. Fortunately, my other car is smaller, and my neighbours are both out (they can go ballistic in 5 languages...). Here's an image - blue zones marked, position of removal van marked (quite a big one). The road is quite narrow at this point.

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There's a blue zone, just to the left. So easy to reserve. Seems the guy couldn't be bothered. I asked him why they didn't have it reserved... he didn't answer. The road is clearly marked at that point - no parking.

OK, that's my complaint. I shall now get on with my life.
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Old 20.02.2020, 13:00
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Re: Removals didn't reserve parking

I think this goes under First World Problems thread.

Sometimes it's worth the risk of not going through the hassle of meticulous preparation. Sometimes it isn't. In this case, it was.
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Old 20.02.2020, 13:37
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Re: Removals didn't reserve parking

Nah. I posted about my sandwich falling apart in the first world problems thread. And the sandwich upset me far more.

Anyway, reserving parking places is part and parcel of any professional mover's business! It's not exactly difficult to do - I've done it many times.
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Nah. I posted about my sandwich falling apart in the first world problems thread. And the sandwich upset me far more.
Wow, what a though life you have!
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In Zürich they would have saved over 100,-
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Old 20.02.2020, 15:47
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Re: Removals didn't reserve parking

call the police?
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Nah. I posted about my sandwich falling apart in the first world problems thread. And the sandwich upset me far more.

Anyway, reserving parking places is part and parcel of any professional mover's business! It's not exactly difficult to do - I've done it many times.

I'm curious - If I'm moving from Zurich to say Biel how do my movers ensure that the parking space they need is reserved and marked accordingly?
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Old 20.02.2020, 16:01
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I'm curious - If I'm moving from Zurich to say Biel how do my movers ensure that the parking space they need is reserved and marked accordingly?
They (or you) should arrange it with the Police.

When we moved here from the U.K, we arranged it all from the U.K. It was about 20 CHF (probably more now).
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I'm curious - If I'm moving from Zurich to say Biel how do my movers ensure that the parking space they need is reserved and marked accordingly?
They can have a look and see what needs to be done, they can also just trust google Maps/earth or just tell the customer that if spots need to be reserved that customer needs to do so.

Local police has default forms for this, Normally blue zones need to be reserved a week upfront and white zones 5 days.
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Old 20.02.2020, 16:45
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Nah. I posted about my sandwich falling apart in the first world problems thread. And the sandwich upset me far more.

Anyway, reserving parking places is part and parcel of any professional mover's business! It's not exactly difficult to do - I've done it many times.
That's what I figured, that you were still pissed off about the sandwich when noticing this. Because unless your parking is under/behind those trees I don't really see the problem.
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Old 20.02.2020, 16:47
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That's what I figured, that you were still pissed off about the sandwich when noticing this. Because unless your parking is under/behind those trees I don't really see the problem.
I was thinking the same.
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Old 20.02.2020, 16:52
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Re: Removals didn't reserve parking

I still fail to see how they possibly blocked you in.
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Old 20.02.2020, 17:39
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I still fail to see how they possibly blocked you in.
Simple - their vehicle is even bigger than the removal lorry
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Old 20.02.2020, 17:43
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Simple - their vehicle is even bigger than the removal lorry
Silly me, you're right. I mistook that big square building for a building.
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Old 20.02.2020, 17:59
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Wow, what a though life you have!
Exactly. I think I need a hug.

For those who question whether or was really blocked on. Yes, two cats were. The image isn't bad, but it doesn't really show the scale of the difficulty. Fortunately our neighbours were out otherwise it might have got hairy.

I love the way EF victimises the victim. The issue here is the removal company parked illegally, for several hours, when they could easily have reserved parking.

Anyway, at least I've given the usual suspects some output for their bile.
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Exactly. I think I need a hug.

For those who question whether or was really blocked on. Yes, two cats were. The image isn't bad, but it doesn't really show the scale of the difficulty. Fortunately our neighbours were out otherwise it might have got hairy.

I love the way EF victimises the victim. The issue here is the removal company parked illegally, for several hours, when they could easily have reserved parking.

Anyway, at least I've given the usual suspects some output for their bile.
Two cats! Now why didn't you say that right away. That is outrageous.

You have lived in Switzerland for too long, me thinks.
But I'd definitely get that hug from someone - anything for an excuse.
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for those who question whether or was really blocked on. Yes, two cats were.

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Exactly. I think I need a hug.

For those who question whether or was really blocked on. Yes, two cats were. The image isn't bad, but it doesn't really show the scale of the difficulty. Fortunately our neighbours were out otherwise it might have got hairy.

I love the way EF victimises the victim. The issue here is the removal company parked illegally, for several hours, when they could easily have reserved parking.

Anyway, at least I've given the usual suspects some output for their bile.
Now, I'm not negating the fact that hypothetically speaking, this huge landmass moved in front of your immediate trajectory and prevented common airflow; however, by the elaborate media provided by you, it just so slightly displays the vast possibilites for any one vehicle parked on the premises to have enough wiggle-room to evacuate this stifling situation. . .that is, if one could drive.
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Old 20.02.2020, 18:40
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Now, I'm not negating the fact that hypothetically speaking, this huge landmass moved in front of your immediate trajectory and prevented common airflow; however, by the elaborate media provided by you, it just so slightly displays the vast possibilites for any one vehicle parked on the premises to have enough wiggle-room to evacuate this stifling situation. . .that is, if one could drive.
Cars are not supposed to wiggle. Those fancy cars these days don't need driver's skills. But it seems they need a software update for such "drastic" situations.
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Removals van didn't reserve parking. Instead, they partially blocked my drive. One of my cars, and both of my neighbour's cars would have been unable to get out. Fortunately, my other car is smaller, and my neighbours are both out (they can go ballistic in 5 languages...). Here's an image - blue zones marked, position of removal van marked (quite a big one). The road is quite narrow at this point.

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There's a blue zone, just to the left. So easy to reserve. Seems the guy couldn't be bothered. I asked him why they didn't have it reserved... he didn't answer. The road is clearly marked at that point - no parking.

OK, that's my complaint. I shall now get on with my life.
Backing out blind into a road isn't a good idea at the best of times. If you'd been in the habit of doing the sensible thing and had simply backed into your driveway then getting out again would've been a breeze. No wriggling required.


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