I don’t know how you feel about waiting, but I find it very difficult.
I have a history of anxiety disorders (social and general). I’ve never really talked about that here before. Truthfully, at this stage in my life it’s barely noticeable. I’ve developed many coping mechanisms and frankly, I’ve just opened up and grown a lot in recent years.
Sometimes, however, there are things I have issues with.
I’m not good at it. Be it for people, doctor’s appointments, movies or whatever. It’s just torture. The worst is waiting for a delivery. I hate doing it. I obsessively track them.
“Oh look, it’s in Poughkeepsie! Wait…why is it there? It shipped from Santa Clara?!”
I also have a problem where I can’t go on with my regular day if I’m waiting.
“Clean the dishes? No, I don’t think I can…I’m waiting for a package!”
Normally, I don’t have to deal with this issue. I ship everything to my job. There is always someone sitting in the lobby, capable of signing for the package and calling my office when it has arrived. I can operate as normal. Unfortunately, this week I have three days off, so I had to have the box shipped directly to my apartment.
UPS delivers between the hours of 9am and 7pm. This was going to be a long day.
I essentially checked out the window every five minutes or at any time when it sounded like a large vehicle was outside. At one point I looked out and while I didn’t see any big trucks, I did see this:
Anyway, I waited for hours. Literally all day. The driver showed up at 6:52pm. Nice. 8 minutes to spare.
It scares the hell out of me.
I don’t know how to use it at all.
I did exactly what one would do in this situation.
Then proceed by annoying your cat by taking picture after picture all in auto modes because you are too scared to try anything out and too tired from waiting to read about what you should do.
So I have no idea what I’m doing with this monstrous thing, but hopefully there will be some kind of learning curve and I will get brave enough to take it off of AUTO in the near future.
How are you with waiting? Are you a package tracking stalker too?