Waiting for the UPS Guy

While Tom is mixing up his holidays and there are memorials all across DC I’m home doing my own MLK Day vigil.

While not as significant as anything related to Dr. King, I know it’s a vigil that you can personally relate to. I’m doing the UPS Guy vigil. Yes, I am an American consumer, I shop online, and therefore I am beholden to Mr. UPS and Mr. FedEx for my goodies.

Usually I have them sent to work, where the office secretary gives me a shout-out when my loot arrives, but recently online merchants that specialize in electronics, my weakness, have started shipping only to the address associated with your credit card. This means I have to do a timing dance with the building manager of my apartment, timing my departures or arrivals to her inconvenient 8-5 office hours. Who is home at those times, I ask you? But I digress.

Because she has the day off, and my smoking hot grapics card is on a UPS truck somewhere in DC, I’m home awaiting the UPS Guy. If I miss him, he’ll deliver it tomorrow to the building manager and it will be Wednesday morning before I can grab he card from her and Wednesday night before I can break the seal on Age of Empires III, and GTA San Andreas, among other graphic-intensive games Santa brought this Xmas.

So here I wait, looking out my window every few minutes, hoping to catch him in action. Hoping to see that brown truck pull up, stop, and out jump the man with the part in the box dear to my heart. Hoping also to be free of the wait, to get outside today, once at least, and enjoy my day off.

Mid-post update: As I am writing this I saw a UPS truck pull up to the intersection in front of my apartment building, and then keep going. Agh! What a way to teas a man. Mr. UPS Guy, where are you? My mouse trigger finger is getting twitchy with rendered pixel withdrawals!

7 Comments so far

  1. Stacey (unregistered) on January 16th, 2006 @ 3:34 pm

    My UPS guy is hot. Too bad yours isn’t. Well, hot and a girl.

    Does that happen except for in the movie Ed TV?

  2. wayan (unregistered) on January 16th, 2006 @ 3:43 pm

    As I was writing “Mr. UPS” I wanted to put in a rant that I don’t see any Ms. UPS . Where are they?

    I think a woman in brown would be hot. She’d have great legs, be quick on her feet, and unlike my supermodels, able to lift loads up to 70lbs!

  3. Don (unregistered) on January 16th, 2006 @ 4:35 pm

    Must be a video card kind of week; I succumbed to temptation at Microcenter and picked up an ATI x850 on friday (223 with a 50 rebate! woo!) so I could pass an older card on to my girlfriend rather than pay $30 for some POS…

  4. wayan (unregistered) on January 16th, 2006 @ 6:01 pm

    I just checked the UPS Tracking site and it says the driver couldn’t deliver the package. My ass! The damn UPS Guy never came by, i was watching and even left a note for him to let him know I was a’waiting.

    Now that just ain’t right – he was supposed to deliver the card today and he didn’t. Punk.

  5. yo (unregistered) on January 16th, 2006 @ 8:34 pm


    If you call your credit card company they’ll add your biz address to your credit card file. You still get your bill at home, but can get your goodies at the office. Problem solved!

  6. Medusa (unregistered) on January 16th, 2006 @ 10:31 pm

    The picture you posted looks as if that UPS truck was on “Pimp My Ride!”

  7. yo (unregistered) on January 17th, 2006 @ 1:02 am

    That is some smoking graphics card. I’ve got a 4200 that a friend gave me. Dude, I wish I got one of that 6800 under my measly christmas tree. How do those games look on it? GTA is really slow on my pc but that’s a killer fun game.

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