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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-13-2013, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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An easy formula to determine when your package will arrive.

After many years of experience and research, I've devised a formula that will give you an approximate time when your package will arrive. (only applies to aquarium related packages)

(Time the mailman usually comes) + (insert excitement factor here) + (insert importance factor here) + 1 hour

The one hour at the end is a CONSTANT.

The excitement factor : On a scale of 1-5, how excited are you for this package? Maybe you ordered a plant to cover that bare corner in your tank that had been bothering you for awhile? New strain of shrimp perhaps?

1 - 0 minutes
2 - 15 minutes
3 - 30 minutes
4 - 45 minutes
5 - 1 hour

Select a number from the scale and insert it into the excitement factor portion of the equation.

Importance factor : This one is pretty self explanatory. Maybe it's something you can do without with for awhile or maybe it's an item that your tank depends and needs immediately.

1 - 0 minutes
2 - 15 minutes
3 - 30 minutes
4 - 45 minutes
5 - 1 hour

Plug the values in and voilą!

Here's a quick example. My mailman usually gets here at noon. I was pretty excited for this package yet it wasn't all that important.

4 on the excitement factor and a 2 on the importance factor.

12 o'clock + 45 minutes + 15 minutes + 1 hour.

My package arrived at 1:53 Pm. Coincidence?...

I'm having a bad day and I have way too much time on my hands. Enjoy.


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Where in the east bay are you? You might be my neighbor haha

I moved to Livermore from San Francisco.

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My mail doesn't run until 7 - 8 o'clock at night. Even though I know the mail doesn't come until late, I spend my entire day obsessing about the new package that's just waiting to get shoved haphazardly into my mailbox by the USPS.

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My mail man leaves early but at times won't get here until around 6pm. Not too bad until you consider they will drop it off at my apartments office which closes at 6pm. Then I get to wait an extra day!
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