01/04/2006: "now that's surreal"
The other day I eBayed a phone. It was a steal at less than $20 US. It was to be delivered via UPS, and promptly upon payment I was given a tracking number. Earlier today I went to UPS.com to track the package, and noticed that there is a track-via-email system, which I tried. I just tried it again 5 minutes ago, and within 30 seconds an e-mail came back to me that said the package had been delivered to my front door. I put my computer down, opened the front door, and sure enough, there was my package.
I guess it's no more surreal that checking the weather online to see what it's doing outside your window, but it sure felt a lot weirder. Shudder.