My Pinkalicious Move

Author: Single. Approachable. Girl.
February 12, 2010

Since finding the perfect apartment in my price range, I’ve been preparing for the big move. And this is a big move for me because for first time since I arrived in Los Angeles more than nine years ago, I’m going to hire professional movers. No more 10 x 10 U-Haul trucks and no more begging friends and family to help. I want strangers that know how to pick up a 32-inch tube TV without hurting their lower backs. I want wardrobe boxes. And, as of 11 AM yesterday, I want one, big, pink truck.

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Now, I understand that a smart shopper always researches a few different companies, compares rates and barters the price before settling on a winner. I intended to do that, I swear. But when I came across a website with cursive pink font and a pink bubbly background, my girlie side emerged from behind my drab-colored pants ensemble and I knew I had found my movers.

A very friendly and attractive-sounding sales guy named KC called me within minutes of my online quote request. He made me feel very confident in my choice, quoted me a lower price than on the website and answered all of my questions – the most important one being, “Is the truck actually pink?”

When he confirmed, I said, “you guys must only move single women.” He replied, “We move a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot of single women.”

For the next 24 hours I went on and on about my Pink Truck movers to all the girls that I know. I felt like Elle Woods in Legally Blonde. Very girlie. Very proud to be a single women who can hire her own movers and make a bold statement simultaneously.

When talking to another single friend of mine, we decided that maybe is more than just a moving company with a great marketing ploy…maybe it’s actually a dating service for attractive young men, looking for cool, independent women. We convinced ourselves that she should come to “help” with the move because my two movers would inevitably be hot, strong, brilliant guys that painted a truck pink to meet women.

I forwarded her the link so that she could investigate for herself. A minute later she inquired how thoroughly I had read the site. I gave her a blank stare and began to read aloud the “about us” section:

“We started our company with one goal in mind. To provide the best moving service for the LGBT community…”

Hmmm. On second thought, I suppose a more aware person would have figured this out from the logo on the front page.

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Clearly I was too busy picturing what KC looked like and too obsessed with my new-found femininity to “get it.”

Well, I’m still thrilled with my choice. The only difference now is that I’ll be making a slightly different bold statement than I originally intended and the hot, strong guys moving my tubularific TV might be more interested in my cool, independent brother.

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3 Responses to “My Pinkalicious Move”

  1. FL Says:

    Lol, how could you have missed that!! That website is way too awesome to be a regular moving company!

  2. The Only Ho You Need to Know... Says:

    I guess if I ever need to move…I’ll know who to go with. Although considering I’ve lived in the very same rent-control apartment for almost 20 years, it might be a while before I get to experience “Pink Moving” first hand. Pity :(

    Welcome to Santa Monica S.A.G. (no, not Screen Actor’s Guild…Single Approachable Girl thank you very much). I see you’ve already discovered Huckleberry’s and how solo dining women in Santa Monica might altruistically end up intruding in your dining space :)

  3. Josh Says:

    I ran across that billboard driving through WeHo and remembered this post. Didn’t stop laughing for 5 minutes. Thanks!

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