So, here I am. Two weeks ago (almost), I bought a new laptop from Lenovo. Yippee! The crowd went wild! But since it was a pretty busy weekend for them (4th of July sale and all), it was going to take a while to get to me. 2 or 3 weeks. I didn't mind.
On Tuesday of this week, I got an email from Lenovo that said it had shipped, which was super-awesome. I looked and looked at the tracking stuff on UPS.com but I couldn't find an expected arrival date. So, Wednesday I called UPS. I expected it would be a week or so, since I got the super-slow free shipping, but I wanted to know. The girl I talked to was very helpful, and said that it would be to me the next day. Yesterday.
I was surprised that it was so fast, so I checked with her to make sure I had heard her right, and I did. It arrives tomorrow, she said. I got all excited and could hardly focus all day while I was at work. I got home and didn't see a note from UPS on the door, so one of my roomies must have been home when it got dropped off and it was already waiting for me inside.
It wasn't on the kitchen table, so it must have been in my room. It wasn't. I called UPS and asked where my package was. It had been raining pretty seriously that day, so I figured the truck was just running behind. It turns out I was wrong. The girl who had told me it was coming in on Thursday meant it would be in the country on Thursday (it shipped from China), and that from there it would be a couple more days.
Now, this puts me right back where I was expecting. Monday or Tuesday. So, it's not like it was way slower than I thought at first, it's just that they got my hopes up. Who says "it arrives" when they mean "it arrives in America"? I started planning what I was going to do with a new computer, and what set-up things I was going to get done, and all that. Now I have to wait till next week - Next Week - before I can do that.