Oozing Goo - The Lava Lamp Syndicate

The anxiety that consumes you, while waiting for the package. You know what I'm talking about. Whether it's from an online retailer, an eBay auction, or a trade with a Goo Head. The anticipation of a pending delivery can rival the antics of a drug addict!

It begins with the Seller. Questioning them, repeatedly, about the item being sent. Then the tracking number... Triple-checking it daily to watch it s-l-o-w-l-y progress to your destination. Finding that your package is currently sitting in a facility or truck, not 50 miles from your home... on a Saturday! You contemplate calling the carrier & driving to claim your prize, the sole reason for your current, yet temporary, OCD. You come to your senses & decide that you can wait till Monday.

Then the paranoia sets in... Is my package in a truck? Currently cooking, flowing, possibly ruining itself? How reliable is UPS (Umm... Partially Shattered), USPS (Under Stones, Possibly Shaken), or FedEx (Fear Everything's Destroyed Eventually X-factor)?!

Sunday night, sleep is impossible. Your mind is overloaded with placement plans, bragging rights, delusions of busted boxes...

The day has arrived, the package has not :( You attempt to keep busy, though the preoccupation of the package lingers. Running for the door, like a puppy left home alone, everytime you hear a truck within a 2 block radius, checking the tracking number... again.

Wait a minute... Is that a box? It's here? IT'S HERE! WOOT!

You gingerly carry the package to a safe spot, barely containing your Christmas-like jubilation, as you begin to open your "new" toy. The sweet moment of relief, as you discover the contents are intact. You place the beloved item in it's determined position & plug it in.

The wait is over, at least, till next time :D

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Comment by ☆VixenGypsy☆ on May 21, 2010 at 11:36am
There's nothing to compare with the thrill of the chase, especially when it's an auction! The only downside to the win, is the inevitable waiting period.
Comment by joust on May 20, 2010 at 5:42pm
i love your post! you are so right! isn't it so fun to buy these lamps? I feel like that everytime a buy one.
Comment by ☆VixenGypsy☆ on May 17, 2010 at 10:18am
I haven't gotten a good pic of it yet, due to rain, overcast skys & lack of pink flowers, LOL. But it will come soon.
Comment by ☆VixenGypsy☆ on May 14, 2010 at 6:52pm

Quick, pry it open & add food coloring before anyone sees it!
Comment by ☆VixenGypsy☆ on May 5, 2010 at 7:59pm
Waiting for the Pink Sparkles.... Hurry Wizard, HURRRY!!!!
Comment by ☆VixenGypsy☆ on April 29, 2010 at 10:11am
When I wrote this piece, I was hoping to convey a bit of common anxiety. I guess it worked! LOL
Comment by chrisLUNAR on April 28, 2010 at 7:29am
ive waited for a delivery on a saturday and needed to go the shop which is next door, when i got back home the postman had been and stuck one of those awful cards through the door saying they have took it back to the depot and i could collect it from the following monday, and i work 9-5pm monday to friday so had to rearrange them to deliver the following saturday. life sucks lol.
Comment by chrisLUNAR on April 28, 2010 at 7:26am
i like it and very very true, i am the same.
Comment by ☆VixenGypsy☆ on April 13, 2010 at 9:51am
Don't do that Res, #2 is too important to go screwing up your bowels over! At least the lamps arrive, right?
Comment by Reszound on April 13, 2010 at 2:06am
So true!
I've missed two lamp deliveries while taking care of business in the bathroom (just thought you'd all like to know ;-/
It's so frustrating knowing that they're banging around in the back of the truck for another 4 unnecessary hours and that you could have had them settled and running in that time... next time I'm hanging on if it kills me!


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