Five Stages of Waiting for a Package
I love getting packages. Even when I ordered them myself, it’s like a little tiny Christmas. And with Malibu so far away from everything, we all end up ordering a lot of packages. Here’s the emotional roller coaster we ride between pressing ‘place order’ and picking it up in the Sandbar.
1: When it ships way faster than you expected.
“How did you ship already if I just ordered an hour ago and it’s three in the morning?”
2: When it’s been in LA for like three days already.
“How can you get across the country in a day and then sit 30 minutes away for three days? It’d be faster if I just picked you up from there.”
3: When it’s out for delivery.
4: When it’s finally delivered but it’s 4 o’clock on a Friday and now you have to wait until Monday.
5: When you finally get the ‘Student Mailbox Area has a package for you’ email.
“Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday, perfect-start-to-the-week to me– Oh, wait. It’s just a textbook I ordered.”