Silly but serious question. Is it fun tracking ordered packages?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Sonic Angel Knight, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. Very exciting

  2. Not exciting

  1. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend

    May 27, 2016
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    New York
    Ever since our postal delivery service has started the tracking system, is been very useful to us knowing where and when our packages will arrive... or least estimate it's arrival. Some people find it just a bit more exciting than useful, So just curious question to ask, you find it exciting or fun to track deliveries?
  2. DinohScene

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    Actually no.
    I just use it to check if it's left the post office already.
    Other then that, it is a nice reassurance that it won't get lost.
  3. CharlesHoy

    CharlesHoy Advanced Member

    Jul 13, 2012
    Well I've ordered some alloy wheels for my car from South Africa, it is kinda fun keeping an eye on it and seeing how far they've travelled!
  4. Braig

    Braig GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 20, 2016
    Someone says that "the expectation of pleasure is itself the pleasure", at least here in Italy, but I've never understood this sentence, I'm not very patient at waiting packages, but I'm anxious while I'm doing i don't know if it's exciting, but maybe it is, because I want it to arrive as soon as possible
    Last edited by Braig, Oct 26, 2016
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  5. mashers

    mashers Stubborn ape

    Jun 10, 2015
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    I feel the same way. I get excited tracking packages. The excitement is more if the thing itself is something I really want.
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  6. RevPokemon

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    Aug 24, 2014
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    Not really as I prefer to actually use my shit rather than watch it come to my house
  7. WiiUBricker

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    Sep 19, 2009
    I use it to check whether or not ebay sellers lied about the shipping date.
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  8. migles

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    i get excited but the reason i actually check it twice or 3 times a day is to check if the package gets here earlier than expect or takes a while...
    someone must be at home to accept packages and i need to make sure i am the one to get it. otherwise family members will either open the package just to stick their nose in my stuff, or "friendly helping mailman" will deliver to bad neighboors nextdoor which will "forget" to tell me the mailman left the package in there and when i ask them they want to know what i got...

    i should see if in postal service they offer me an option to pick up my stuff there instead delivering at home...
    for me it's much better to pick it up when i have free time at postal service facilities than they trying to deliver and deliver to "bad apples"

    btw, tracking is really usefull when it works, however the only real useful information for me is if the postal service in my area got the package and is with the mailman to deliver today... (so you dont waste a day here stuck at home waiting for nothing)
    Last edited by migles, Oct 26, 2016
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