Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Waiting For Godot
It never fails, when I'm expecting a delivery it never comes during the day. I am expecting a FedEx delivery from Apple of a new super duper external hard drive backup combination router that requires a signature. Yesterday FedEx called me and said the delivery would be today. Normally, when I am expecting a delivery I don't hang around. I do my thing. I have found from years of experience that if I hang around the house waiting for a delivery it NEVER comes during the day, it ALWAYS comes at the END of the day. Apparently today is no exception.
I have lived in the country in Pennsylvania. All deliveries were always at the END OF THE DAY. I have lived in center city Philadelphia. All my deliveries, including furniture deliveries were always at the END OF THE DAY. My question is, who gets the deliveries DURING the day?
I thought for once, just for once I would get his delivery early in the day or at least during the day. Today I had planned to go to the East Coast Garden Center to check out their river birch trees. Normally I would go in the morning. But I knew sure as Republicans lie, that if I went early in the morning the FedEx delivery would be this morning.
Why do I have to hang around? They need my signature. If I'm not here to sign then I have to go to the nearest FedEx pickup location and God knows where that is down here in Tourist Season Traffic Jam Hell that is Rehoboth Beach at this time of year. Probably somewhere down Route 1 in that mess of tourist trap restaurants and outlet stores.
So here I wait. Just like that old queen Ian McKellan in "Waiting For Godot." Waiting and waiting for my FedEx delivery. How much do you want to bet they don't even come today?