Don't You Just Hate Waiting for a Delivery?

@BelleStarr (38917)
United States
March 28, 2018 8:07am CST
On Saturday we went to Job Lot and picked a new Serta Mattress for our bed here in Florida. The old mattress came with the house when we bought it. While I liked the mattress, it was too soft for Al, with the Parkinson's he has difficulting rolling over in bed if the mattress is too soft. We tried out a few beds there and decided on the one that would allow both of us to sleep well. With the arthritis in my shoulders, I need at least a little padding to sleep on my side. They told us the mattress would be delivered on Tuesday and since we live 2 miles from the store it probably would be early in the day. We also had to pay $59 for the delivery. At 10 a.m. yesterday I got a call telling me delivery would be between 11:30 and 1:30. Don't you love a 2-hour window? At 2 p.m. I got a call saying they were on their way, at 2:30 I got a call that they were stuck in traffic. At 3 p.m. they arrived. Basically my entire day yesterday was spent waiting for that darn mattress. But, after my first good night's sleep on it, I think it might just have been worth the wait. It is a little firm for me and I wish it had a little more padding on the top but I do feel rested and Al had a lot less trouble rolling over so it was worth the wait.
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@JohnRoberts (59754)
• Los Angeles, California
28 Mar
It is like your life is in limbo waiting.
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@BelleStarr (38917)
• United States
28 Mar
Exactly, it reminded me of waiting for the cable guy lol
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@JudyEv (125436)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Mar
Time can go so slowly when you're waiting for something to arrive. I'm glad the mattress suits you both.
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@BelleStarr (38917)
• United States
28 Mar
I guess we will know better after a few days but for the moment, hubs is very happy!! lol
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@JudyEv (125436)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Mar
@BelleStarr We went to Ikea while we were in Perth and you can have their mattresses on trial for a month which seems very reasonable, It's hard to try out a mattress properly on a showroom floor.
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@BelleStarr (38917)
• United States
26 Apr
@JudyEv I agree and I had to buy a mattress topper for me, the mattress was too firm for my arthritic shoulders.
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@DianneN (79855)
• United States
29 Mar
All good things are worth the wait. Our new furniture, in CT, arrived on the dot. It's amazing how they contact you these days and have become so much more accurate. I hope you both get many more restful nights with your new mattress, Iz.
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@BelleStarr (38917)
• United States
29 Mar
Thank you, I sure do hope so. Last night was pretty much par for the course.
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@DianneN (79855)
• United States
29 Mar
@Corbin5 (109261)
• United States
28 Mar
Yep, we are held hostage in our homes when waiting for something to be delivered. So glad to hear your wait was worth it!
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@BelleStarr (38917)
• United States
28 Mar
Yes and the delivery men were neat, efficient and very helpful.
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@Corbin5 (109261)
• United States
29 Mar
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@Hate2Iron (7942)
• Canada
28 Mar
Glad that it worked out for you. Patience is one area that I'm working on. One area I really need to come to terms with!!
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@BelleStarr (38917)
• United States
29 Mar
I got some things done online but it was still annoying.
@JolietJake (51135)
• United States
28 Mar
I especially hate waiting for delivery when you are given a day, but no approximate time. I've got one of those coming at work tomorrow...no idea when, but I need to be ready for it when it arrives.
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@BelleStarr (38917)
• United States
28 Mar
Yes don't you love that, it's; like our time has no value, we are just expected to give the whole day up to wait.
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@Kandae11 (38414)
28 Mar
Good things come to those who wait. At least you are happy with your purchase.
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@BelleStarr (38917)
• United States
29 Mar
Yes so far it seems to be a very comfortable mattress.
@Juliaacv (31177)
• Canada
28 Mar
The last couple of furniture deliveries we have had were right on time. But waiting like that, for most of the day, would be a bit of a downer for me as well. Hopefully tonight's sleep will be an improvement and you'll be happier with your choice.
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@BelleStarr (38917)
• United States
28 Mar
In a worst-case scenario, I will buy a twin size topper for my side of the bed and that should keep us both happy.
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@redurnet (1566)
• United Kingdom
28 Mar
Glad it was worth the wait. It can be frustrating waiting for things to arrive.
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@BelleStarr (38917)
• United States
28 Mar
Yes especially when it means you have to sit around all day,