Ok, I will be honest, I haven’t got a clue what I am going to write about in this issue! I moved house at the weekend and spent most of last week packing and most of this week unpacking. I am still surrounded by boxes as I write this, but you notice I got the most important thing unpacked first – my computer!
Although I managed to do all of the packing myself, I did hire a couple of guys to do the actual move. The removal guys turned up at 7am, spent 3 hours loading my stuff into their lorry, then drove 200 miles to my new house, spent another couple of hours unloading and then got back in the lorry and drove 200 miles back home. They both worked very hard and I would guess that they were both exhausted at the end of it. Now, for me, that was the end of the move, but they had to get up the next morning and do the same thing all over again for someone else.
Now, the reason that I am telling you this is that it occurred to me that whilst the two guys above did earn a decent wage for moving my furniture etc, it took a long time and it was extremely hard work. I certainly wouldn’t fancy doing it everyday. And you know what? One of those guys didn’t fancy it much either!
During a quick ‘tea break’, he asked what I did for a living and we got talking about the Internet. I told him about eBay.com – a website he had never heard of – and he told me that often when people move house, they end up with boxes of odds and ends that they don’t really want and sometimes they offer them to him. Turns out he has a garage full of stuff that people have given him over the years and he has always intended to sell it at some point, but never got around to doing so. Of course, eBay is the ideal place to sell the majority of this stuff – even some of the larger bits of furniture – the guy travels up and down the country every week in a huge van so he could easily deliver if necessary.
So although he was absolutely exhausted, he went home a very happy and excited chap. I am sure he will be making a start on clearing out that garage this weekend and the Internet could turn into a very lucrative sideline business for him. It just goes to show that you don’t know what your Internet opportunity might be – my removal guy certainly didn’t think he would be going home with a new business idea.
My apologies that I didn’t prepare anything more meaningful to write about this week, but I don’t intend moving house ever again, so this should be the first and last time this happens.