May 31, 2018


A little quick entry about getting antsy.

/ˈantsē/; adjective
agitated, impatient, or restless

I’ve been watching a particular shipping record for the last 10 days, and for the intervening week it hasn’t moved a bit.  It’s something that I purchased for my girl, and it’s coming from overseas.  Anything shipped within my country usually gets here in a timely fashion, but when one adds in an international element, usually things go awry.

I’ve had items from Kickstarter that have come from Hong Kong, China, other parts of Asia, even Australia get here quicker.  Customs can be a pain sometimes, especially when it’s an item that can’t always easily be described on a manifest.  I have to give the shippers credit though, they can be very creative in describing unsual things in the most mundane ways to keep nosy customs agents from possibly breaking into the package to see exactly what’s inside.

The seller that I purchased the item from has updated their communication with me on their website to say that if it’s not here by June 5, they’ll intervene.  Exactly what that means, I’m not certain.  But what I do know it’s more waiting.  And I abhor waiting.