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Fingerprints For A Storage Unit!?

We’re thinking about selling our condo since we’re bursting at the seams. The only problem is that you want to clear out the clutter when you’re showing the place because it makes it seem larger. As I’ve said before, I’m actually quite excited about the opportunity and motivation to review all the stuff we have and try to pare it down to a more manageable level.

Since there’s not a lot of on-site storage, we’ve had to look into alternatives. My wife belongs to a mom’s club in our town, and one woman has a detached garage with an attic that she’s willing to rent to us for $40/month. We visited it today, and it looks like it would be adequate for our needs. the disadvantage is that the staircase going up is pretty steep and narrow with no railing, so it will be tiring to run box after box up and/or down. A significant advantage is that she only lives about two miles from us, so it would be easy to get something quickly if we decided that we needed it.

We’ve also been looking into storage units in the area. After some research, we located one that sounded great. They had a special for three months (which is all the time we’re hoping that we’ll need) and they were only about 5-10 minutes away. We put a deposit down with a credit card, and then my wife went over to sign the papers and finalize the deal.

When she got there, they took a copy of her driver’s license (which we both dislike, but can understand) and then said they’d need to take fingerprints! Why the heck would they need those? My wife wisely refused and made them issue us a refund. She told them that there was no logical reason for them to require fingerprints and asked them for justification. They couldn’t come up with anything better than “it’s company policy.”

Since we told them to pound sand, we went to our second choice on the list. Just to see if we were completely off our rocker, my wife asked the lady there if they required fingerprints. She said no and agreed that it was VERY strange that the other place asked for them. Weird!

Question(s) of the day:

What strange unreasonable things have businesses asked from you? How do you handle it? Do you give in, or do you tell them where to go?

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