You don't need another laptop.
How many times have I heard that? How many?
It's not about "need." It's about keeping up with the Jones.
Like, Basketball Jones, I got a Laptop Jones.
So, to cut to the chase, the new Key of E arrived this morning, a day earlier than I expected.
I ordered it on-line Saturday, it shipped Monday from Shanghai, China. It arrived in Anchorage, Alaska yesterday and arrived on my doorstep this morning at 9:19 A.M.
Custom laptop, built, shipped and delivered from Shanghai, China in four days.
How much further can the World shrink?
I was enjoying my morning coffee, reading the newspaper when the FedEx truck pulled up outside. I know the sound of the FedEx truck; quite different from the UPS truck. The FedEx guy, Ali, knows me by name.
"You bought another laptop," Ali stated in an accusatory tone, "I just brought you a laptop not that long ago."
"It was two years, Ali," I replied as gently as I could while signing his tablet manifest, "Two years. 2006. Eons ago."
Ali pondered as I handed him the manifest. "We'll be having this conversation in 2010, won't we?"
"Count on it," I replied. At that moment the phone rang. "Hey, thanks, Ali, but I've got to take that call. It's probably Hillary, again."