The move from hell!
Thursday 07 October 2010
It’s the unwanted car boot sale from hell.
Faye Pounder lost everything she owned after her hungover flatmate loaded everything into the wrong car.
The chef was preparing to move house when her flatmate Paul Robbins, like a true gentleman, offered to take her bags. Except hapless Paul got the wrong car – and packed up her worldly possessions into the wrong vehicle! (Nice one, Paul…)
Thinking he was being a good flatmate, the DJ shifted over £3,000 worth of clothes, documents, computers, and keepsakes for Faye. But while she owns a white Citroen Xzara Picasso, Paul had opened up the boot to a silver car of the same make that had been left unlocked by its owner.
Faye said: 'It is an absolute nightmare. Everything of importance was in that car, I'd packed everything apart from the pots and pans which are useful but have no value.
'The worst part is that my fiancé had bought tickets for Alton Towers on Tuesday as a birthday treat for me but they were packed so we just sat at home instead.’
We’d be more worried about the three grand worth of stuff Faye - but yes, the Oblivion ride is a good stomach-churner.
When Faye emerged from her Bristol flat she was horrified to see her car was sitting empty, while the silver Citroen had disappeared. She is now appealing to the owner of the other car to come forward.
DJ Paul only realised his mistake when he went back outside to find the silver car had vanished. Faye and her barman fiancé Ali were forced to drive down to Cornwall on Tuesday without her possessions. That can’t have been a fun journey…
Paul said: 'Ali told me the car was just outside and the one I reached was literally just outside the door. The boot was open so I assumed it was the right car.
‘When I saw it was gone it was terrible - but then when I realised the real mistake it was even worse.
We’re wincing just thinking about it!
Faye added: ‘How could he not have noticed what he was doing?
'I have given up all hope that we will ever get anything back, to be honest. Even if somebody was that kind it would probably not be for months.
'It is one of those things that you never, ever imagine happening but I suppose it is quite funny in a way.'
That’s it Faye. There’s always a silver lining.
By Ruth Connors and Jemma Gillard
Posted by sugar sweet
RE: The move from hell!
how gutting! i hope the owner comes forward and gives back at leas some of the stuff that have sentmental value! the friend must feel so bad but he was only trying to help! its like a scam form the real hustle or something only it was an accident!
Posted 08/10/2010 12:55:29
Posted by Miss Lucy
RE: The move from hell!
Can't believe that i would be devastated. It takes a whole lifetime to build up your wardrobe and keepsakes...not to mention expensive computers and TV!! What a numpty her flatmate is!! Hope she gets it back eventually.
Posted 10/02/2011 13:29:25