That was the hardest delivery I’ve ever done. Over the years, there have definitely been some strange ones, but none so heavy as a literal tonne of gravel. It didn’t help that I picked today to get car repair, either.
My business involves making deliveries for people, no questions asked. A truckload of puppies? Sure thing. Need to get a shipping container full of mayonnaise from Melbourne to London? Already on it. No matter what, I’ll find a way. My clients are always happy. But never, in ten years of doing deliveries, did I expect to be driving a car full of gravel from Townsville to Murray Bridge, making a quick stop in Mornington. Tyres are a pain to change on your own, especially with that much gravel weighing the car down, so I’m glad I went to the professionals. The mechanics weren’t too happy about the weight either, but they got the job done anyway.
I got a lot of odd looks on the ferry, and people asking why I didn’t just take the new Bass Strunnel. Honestly, I didn’t even think to do it. Turns out my car, completely filled with gravel, was a danger to everyone on the ferry. The ship almost sunk from the weight of my vehicle alone, but thankfully I made it to shore with only a little bit of the gravel missing. The client won’t even notice. I hope.
The journey from Tasmania to South Australia was a long one, filled with danger, which made me glad that I got a car service near Mornington as well as the tyre change. If not for the car being in top condition, we might have driven into the Murray River or fallen off a cliff. Even with the service, my car was only just chugging along by the end of the drive. It can only handle a tonne of wet gravel for so long. My client wasn’t too pleased that their delivery was wet, but beggars can’t be choosers, especially when it comes to such a long journey. They’ll just have to deal with it.