December 05, 2013

I hate waiting for deliveries

Office Depot is bringing me something today, and they said it would be sometime between 8:30 AM and 7:00 PM. As Daffy says, Thanks for the sour persimmons, buster. At least Safeway gives me a 4-hour window, and if I was willing to pay more I could get a 1-hour window.

(It's a plastic floor mat to go under my desk chair. I've gone through three of those in the last few years, and my current one is a broken mess. This new one is going to be 1/8 inch thick, and I hope it'll hold up better than the others did. They were all thin and flexible. Each time I bought a new one, I thought I was getting something that would last more. The last one was polycarbonate, and it only lasted about 6 months.)

UPDATE: OK, 11:30. Not too shabby, and now I can take a nap.

UPDATE: The new one is much better at producing static electricity. Since it's on the floor next to my computer table, this could be a problem.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Daily Life at 10:18 AM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 I know that problem. Oddly enough my current one turned out quite durable. Pure luck, apparently.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at December 05, 2013 10:48 AM (RqRa5)

2 I had one made of bamboo slats with a fabric backing that lasted for about 6 years. Unfortunately it was meant for hard floors, and once I installed carpeting it started bending, and that killed it in short order. That seems to be the key to longevity on these things: it either needs to be completely flat on a hard floor, or if it's on carpet, the spikes need to be the correct length. If the spikes are too short, you get lots of flex. and too long would probably destroy it very quickly as only the spikes are supporting the mat.

Posted by: David at December 05, 2013 03:11 PM (vtKcn)

3 I wonder if they make carbon fiber mats?  Quick, to the Interwebz!

Carbon fiber floor tile.  Hm.  $8.88/square meter...but the smallest order size I saw was 1000 sq meters.  Maybe a bit overkill for your situation, though I'd buy a few squares from you!

Posted by: Wonderduck at December 05, 2013 07:11 PM (Izt1u)

I had a new clothes washer from Amazon scheduled for delivery between 8:00AM and 12:00PM.  They came at 5:00AM.

It was both the best and worst delivery experience I've ever had.

Posted by: wahsatchmo at December 06, 2013 09:01 AM (r4uXE)

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