Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Book Blogger Woes (1)


I am a huge fan of First World Problems. I'll be the first person to scroll through their Twitter and laugh out loud to myself, thinking "yes. I DO THAT. In ALL of life." And honestly, guys? I do it in blogging, too. A LOT. I get all uppity about the most ridiculous things. Thus, Book Blogger Woes was born. Every so often, I'll be sharing a different blogger pain pertaining to all of the sulking... but in a comical way.

(Please tell me I'm not the only one who feels these things. You just have to. I can't be the only one.)
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OMGOMGOMG! (omgomgomgomg!)

So you're sitting there on your couch, reading an awesome book. All of a sudden, you hear the rumble of an engine that SURELY isn't a car or a minivan. No, no. It's a TRUCK. And not just any truck. OMG A FLASH OF BROWN JUST SPED PAST THE WINDOW. It could be that book you pre-ordered coming early or a surprise from another blogger or AN EPIC BOX OF REVIEW BOOKS from whichever publisher. YOU CANNOT CONTAIN YOURSELF. It's rounding the cul-de-sac and you are rushing to your door jumping up and down on the inside and the outside and you're preparing yourself to welcome that delivery man and you're already singing scales to warm up for your own rendition of Journey's "Open Arms" and the color brown has never been so beautiful and... WAIT A SECOND. There must be a mistake. He's slowing down waaaaay too prematurely.

BAM. Neighbor. You can piss off, UPS. Piss right off.

Don't you just hate it when that happens? 


51 comments:

  1. hahahahahaha, I'm taking a moment to imagine opening the door to the UPS man with a burst of "and now I ruuuuun to yoooou with open aaaaaarms..."

    dude, I can hear the sound of the UPS man stopping in front of my building in the apartment complex even over the sounds of the washing machine, dryer and dishwasher running.

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    1. shooooot if they brought me anything, i would definitely sing. i don't even care. it's THAT HAPPYMAKING.

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  2. Bahaha Oh my gosh yes! I was just talking with another blogger about this. I saw the UPS guy & he was slowing down at our house & I was thinking "Oh my gosh, book, book, BOOK!" & then he... gave me a box for my dad. =/ No book. I swear all book bloggers develop super hero senses when it comes to knowing that truck is outside.

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    1. We DO develop superhero senses! It's like we can't help it.

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  3. My neighbor tends to get a lot of deliveries and so whenever I hear truck I always get excited. But then the UPS man walks next door :P

    LOVE the new feature!!!

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    1. Thank you!! And darn those neighbors. Don't they know they're killing us?

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  4. This happens to me but it the form of hearing my screen door open and slam shut.. run to the door in excitement and it is a delivery for my husband = (

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    1. YES. I always yell at my husband for ordering things without consulting me first.

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  5. Haha, we don't have delivery trucks like that here, our posties walk/use motorbikes but I do dislike driving ALL the way to my post office only to find my mail box is empty - SAD!

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  6. Hahahah, that happens to me ALL THE TIME. Except that my neighbors don't order anything and the truck just drives through my street and then turns around the corner to drive away :(

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  7. Haha! I do this all the time!! And then I get this horrible feeling and think "what if it's MEANT for me, and the address was just written down wrong? Now someone is getting MY package"..That has never been the case, but I think it every time lol

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    1. Dude. THIS. I live at the end of the hall in my apartment building and the delivery guy actually HAS put my stuff in front of other people's doors before. Plus, the lady right next door gets packages all. The freaking. Time.
      So, yeah, I'm not gonna lie; I surreptitiously check the name on the packages in my hall whenever possible.

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  8. Lol, UPS looks different in here, but yes!!
    Another thing I hate is the waiting for the mailman(TBD ships books by regular mail). He comes roughly around 11 every day, and on bicycle (=impossible to hear). I always hope that I find something in the mail box for me, but most of the time it's bills or junk. Sooo disappointing!

    Great post!
    :)

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    1. i so agree. And a bicycle?! How do you get pumped up if you can't hear it? Haha, I don't know if htat's a blessing or a curse!

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  9. Hahah, yes I know this feeling. I am always so happy when the packman is walking up my driveway...
    just to deliver a package for the neighbors cause they are not home :(

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    1. Neighbors of book bloggers shouldn't be allowed to order anything.

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  10. LMAO I so know that feeling. Those delivery trucks all have a distinct sound. How about adding this on to it....hearing the truck and peaking out the window to see it sitting out front of your house and doing the happy dance while waiting by the front door only to see it then drive off without delivering to you :(

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    1. oh yeah, i've totally mastered the "spy on your delivery person without being detected" maneuver. it's a sickness.

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  11. AHAHAHA! That's just too great. Unfortunately for me, I live in a condo and it's an even bigger bummer when the truck DOES stop at my place only the package is for another person living in my building. Boo!

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    1. ahhhh that would really suck! the plights of living amongst so many other people :P

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  12. Hahaha, YES! SO MUCH YES!
    A couple of weeks ago I thought the mailman said he had a package for me when I was taking one for one of my neighbours and it turned out I had heard wrong... I was so disappointed, the mailman promised me he'd be back tomorrow and maybe he'd have it then...

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    1. That would be SO frustrating! I hope he had it!

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  13. Hahahahahah!! So my life. I have even spoken about my Arch Nemesis (who gets all the delivery trucks on my street) in past IMM vlogs. ;) I need to start leaving delicious, tempting snacks outside my place to get the delivery folk to stop and give me things more often!

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    1. Pshhh your neighbor and my neighbor could be fantastical, maniacal friends with their incessant ordering of delivery things. HATE.

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  14. I'm never home during the day for mail deliveries, but I know that all too familiar walk of shame from the PO box to my car in the evenings :(

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  15. Hahaha yes! I always hear the UPS truck, run over to the window, hoping that it's a package for me, BUT it's my neighbor. *shakes fist angrily*

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    1. YES. Or the UPS guy actually comes to my door and my heart's all aflutter and then the package is for my husband. Then he gets yelled at "WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME YOU ORDERED SOMETHING?"

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  16. Haha! I have totally done this. Darn UPS - they love to tease me ;)

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  17. I've actually never done this, but only because I'm never home in time to actually receive the mail! It always makes me feel slightly disappointed when I don't receive a pretty package though...

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    1. That's a story for a different day! The mailbox Walk of Shame :P Jamie and I talk about that all the time.

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  18. STORY OF MY LIFE when I am home early or don't have to come in late. I always pop up and down when I hear a truck rumble by, although in my case most of the time it's a stupid diesel pick up truck. Usually I am never home for UPS, although, when I am and they keep driving right past I'm all wahhhhhh.

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    1. I KNOW. Damn those diesel trucks. I'm like a cat. My ears perk up and I'm like WHAT WHAT WHAT? And it's always disappointing. These country folk have their big old pickups in which they like to speed through my subdivision. THERE ARE KIDS PLAYING, DOUCHEBAG. And I'm waiting for the UPS guy!

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  19. Hahahaha! This is hysterical! Just subscibed via e-mail:)

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  20. Haha this happens to me all the time! It was especially worse when TFIOS came out and I had to wait a week for my copy to finally arrive.

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    1. RIGHT. Or there's no tracking and you keep waiting and waiting and it's all "WHY DON'T I JUST GO BUY ANOTHER COPY??" Gahhhh, UPS>

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  21. This has happened to me before. I hate it! However, I actually had a problem with UPS the other day. I was off walking my dog in the early afternoon, and my dad was home, which is rare. While I was out, the UPS man dropped off a book for me, but instead of using the doorbell or knocking, he just walked into the house. So creepy. I guess you really just can't win sometimes.

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    1. THAT is creepy and wrong and invasive. Holy crap!

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  22. Bleh, this happened to me this entire week UNTIL TODAY! It was fantastic! I love this feature and I hope you contiune!

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  23. I stare out the window until the delevery truck leaves. I only seem to get books when I am not home or not paying attention.

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  24. This has definitely happened to me more than once. I feel like such a dope when it's just a random car, or if the truck stops in front of a neighbour's house lol

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    Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada

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  25. This happened to me last week. I was home for lunch and UPS comes by, stops right in front of my house...

    AND walks to my neighbor's house with a roughly book-sized package. There I was delaying leaving to go back to work for my package that didn't exist like a FOOL. Then, as I was leaving Fedex came by also to not give me anything.

    NOBODY LOVES ME!

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