I’m Often Glad I’m a Pessimist by Temperament

This way I’m very seldom disappointed but often pleasantly surprised.

Today I’m not pleasantly surprised.

My rifle was dropped off at a FedEx facility on Wednesday for shipment on Thursday and delivery on Friday by 3:00PM local time. I even received an automated phone message from FedEx yesterday telling me that a package was coming requiring an over-21 adult signature to receive. It’s currently 4:42. Do I have my rifle? No, I don’t.

I’ve been checking FedEx all day. According to their computer system it was “picked up” in Medford OR yesterday. From that point, it never went “in transit.” I called customer support just a few minutes ago. Apparently it’s on a flight NOW, but it was “missed” yesterday. They’re going to try to upgrade it to Saturday delivery, but if not I won’t get it until TUESDAY.

I took the day off to receive it today. I can’t take Tuesday off. My wife may (I emphasize may) be home to receive it.

We’ll see if it comes tomorrow, but (being a pessimist by temperament) I’m not holding my breath in anticipation.

UPDATE: Yup. Tuesday. No shooty goodness for me this weekend.

“Federal Express: When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight, we’ll screw it up!

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