Okay, I promised a couple of folks a few days ago that I would tell a funny story relating to the delivery of my unit, and I think it would be a cool idea to have a new thread devoted to amusing anecdotes … we’ve kind of lost track of the other one … so here goes story number one.
You’d think that after running a PRU through it’s paces for the better part of nine months you’d be immune to the excitement/terror/anticipation that comes when you get notified that your own unit is being delivered … totally not so.
It’s actually worse.
We had the projected delivery date listed on My UPS as the Wednesday before Thanksgiving … okay that was a bit inconvenient at the time since my video card had just given out, but we were willing to go with it, and I guess I must have talked about it some, because hubs was actually the one responsible for this … I still blush about it.
On the Tuesday night (not Wednesday) before Thanksgiving, hubs and I were just coming out of the garage after feeding the kitties, and it was later than normal deliveries usually run, so it was dark outside. Anyway we were talking as we walked and he continued on to close the gate across the drive, and he turns back to me and yells “Hey there’s a UPS truck slowing down out here and it looks like he’s looking for an address!”
You can probably imagine what happened next. It was pure animal instinct.
I believe I yelled something along the lines of “Stop that truck!” and shot through the house at high speed to race out the front door, and hubs tried to catch him by running down the driveway.
Now I have to explain what the driver of that truck looked like … great big guy, taller than my husband and outweighed him by a good eighty pounds … he had gotten out of the truck to check an address on a package in the back of the truck, and when the two crazy white people came boiling out of the house from two directions at him, he actually backed up flat against the truck with pure terror in his eyes and tried to make a run for it.
We scared that poor man halfway down the street! We checked the package (not the Glowforge) and all had a good laugh about it afterwards.
But I guarantee that guy won’t be delivering to this area any more. People around here are just nuts!