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Does a unit ever really get to you emotionally?

Does a unit ever really get to you emotionally?
« on: December 29, 2013, 12:28:09 PM »
This last unit I bought I hired a friend to help me with. Lots of heavy lifting and I couldn't do it myself. She is having a very hard time with all of this stuff.
Seems the mom was in pain management and didn't take very good care of her children. She bought every toy you can imagine for her kids. Everything is filthy! The clothes are gross and every surface is drawn on. The mom obviously didn't pay any attention to her kids. I believe by a few pieces of mail in the unit that the kids were taken away. I don't have a problem with this but my friend feels sorry for these people even though she doesn't know them.
Anyone ever have a unit where the story you put together tugs at your heart strings? I haven't yet but this is a business to me and I try not to get emotionally involved.   

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Re: Does a unit ever really get to you emotionally?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2013, 01:34:22 PM »
Several years after my divorce from my first wife, her name appeared in the auction legal notices section in the newspaper. Well I couldn't resist being the one to buy that storage unit. I took all of the contents into a field and lit the pile on fire. Of course I videotaped the fire and sent her a copy. The JOY that my heart felt that day has yet to be surpassed.  :-*

Re: Does a unit ever really get to you emotionally?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2013, 01:36:42 PM »
I have not encountered one yet. My wife had a tough time with one though. We bought a locker with a bunch of kid stuff in it. By the paperwork, letters, etc. We concluded that the young mother had passed away and these were her daughter's things. She looked like she was a good mom. Lots of pictures, arts and crafts type stuff that they did together. It was sad. There were a few boxes that were labeled with the mother's name and "For (daughter's name)". We didn't look in those boxes, just gave the boxes back plus every picture and anything else they might want.

We did okay with the locker. My wife was almost in tears with some of those letters. That's why I don't read them. She said that after a while she felt like she had to.

Re: Does a unit ever really get to you emotionally?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2013, 07:07:13 PM »
I have gotten two flags in the triangle cases given to the families of fallen service members.  I sent them both back to the facilities but after a month they asked me to take them back.  I ended up given both to the local VFW.  Those were hard. 

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Re: Does a unit ever really get to you emotionally?
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2013, 08:36:55 PM »
Several years after my divorce from my first wife, her name appeared in the auction legal notices section in the newspaper. Well I couldn't resist being the one to buy that storage unit. I took all of the contents into a field and lit the pile on fire. Of course I videotaped the fire and sent her a copy. The JOY that my heart felt that day has yet to be surpassed.  :-*

So, what you're saying is that you still burn for your ex.  :D

In all seriousness though, that's totally twisted.

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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2013, 10:32:08 PM »
In all seriousness though, that's totally twisted.

You weren't there for the divorce. :P

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Re: Does a unit ever really get to you emotionally?
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2013, 11:54:29 AM »
You weren't there for the divorce. :P

Did you recognize a lot of the stuff inside the unit?

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Re: Does a unit ever really get to you emotionally?
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2013, 09:29:48 PM »
Did you recognize a lot of the stuff inside the unit?

No, I got most of the marital property. The stuff there was from an apartment both her cheatin' ass and "Mr. Wonderful" got after I tossed her butt out the door.


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