Remember how we spoke about having moved to a bigger place ….. ok , if you don’t , you really need to eat almonds everyday ……So here’s the lowdown on the big move .
Well we looked and looked and found and found ……lots of places ….. some we loved but they were either not big enough or had no power back up or had water issues …… ( duh , imagine a commercial kitchen with water issues) .
I really did resist the big move , cmon , I could literally walk to home from the earlier kitchen , now that’s a luxury in Bangalore . Who wants to give that up ? So I fretted and cried and then downright threatened to quit and all I got was rolled eyes from the biker dude. Anyways , we finally found a huge place where everything seemed right from the electricity to the plumbing to the fact that the two women on board could design their own bathroom ( well , we did get to chose the paint colour ) except we were moving from the high street to the back alley . so I relented ( as I’d choose to believe ) and after the final nod of my head , we were all set to move at the stroke of midnight . Kind of has a fairytale ring to it , doesn’t it?
Alas ……If you know nothing about moving a commercial kitchen , you are lucky….. not a task for the faint hearted or the extremely lazy .
Try planning to move commercial refrigerators over a narrow stairway without elevators.
Turns out moving is part rocket science and 100 % team building exercise. After all , you do get to drink rum and coke ( or chocolate milkshake ,like yours truly ) on the house , with the team in the middle of the night . Well , Hellooo ….. we’re not drunkards , but what else do u do when the trucks are locked and loaded to travel a km away but you’re waiting for the market to shut to move .
So yes , we did spend the whole day packing and loading and the whole night unloading and unpacking.
Lessons Learned :
1) Wear plenty of deodorant on the day of move
2) Packing tape should not be used for painful practical jokes (except on biker Dude)
3) Don’t pack Dog and Cat in the same box
4) Never attempt wheelies with the truck
5) Keep the kitchen knife handy : Some might need extra persuading
6) Resist Urge to POP Bubble wrap before packing fragile items
7) Always carry Rum !!!!