“It’s all Obi-Wan’s fault. He’s jealous. He’s holding me back.” – Anakin Skywalker, Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones
Just like UPS. They’re jealous and holding my package hostage.
Friday morning I bought a laptop. I know, a laptop! Finally, I can surf the web check my feed-reader obsess over email label my photos further Padawan Learner’s education anywhere we happen to be. Just like nearly everyone else. Pretty soon we might even get one of them fancy cell-u-lar telephones. But probably not. (There probably isn’t really a future in such technology.)
Because Microsoft is bringing out Windows 7 in just a few days, one of the local electronics chains was off-loading PCs at knock me down prices. I was lucky to find one that suits our needs well, offering what we wanted and needed most – lots of RAM & storage with a speedy little processor. I ended up having to order it online, because the only one they had left was a display model (with no discount for that concession, either). Generally I’m happy to get a display models, with a corresponding price reduction of course, but not for something as delicate as consumer electronics. While I did hang out and pet a MacBook Air for a while, I just couldn’t justify the extra expense to Dad Windu. *Please excuse me while I go cry into my sleeve for a moment.* Now I can only ask myself: “What have I done?!?” When did spending money get so hard? I used to be so good at it!
So I ordered it online yesterday morning and it was shipped out speedy quick – by early yesterday afternoon. It is now sitting in the UPS shipping hub, approximately 15 minutes from my house. UPS does not deliver on Saturday. You may not pick up your package personally on Saturday. They have it just sitting there. Mocking me. Monday will not come fast enough.
Now I just need a suitable Star Wars name for my new plastic friend. What do you think of Probe Droid?