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New habits I've formed while waiting...

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Sunpwrd, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Sunpwrd

    Sunpwrd Member

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    Long time lurker here.

    I've found it curious the new OCD habits I've formed since configuring my AWD. The first year and a half of waiting was bearable, however the past month and half have been excruciating. Here are a few habits I have developed...and perhaps I am not alone.
    - Refreshing my TMC page constantly
    - Making my Tesla order page my default home page
    - Hoping that this constant checking, account logins, and refreshing somehow sends a direct feed to Tesla that indicates
    "hey this guy really wants his car....so let's get it to him STAT"
    - Talking to anyone who will listen about reservation vs. order ques
    - Answering EVERY phone call, even if I know it's a telemarketer, in the off chance it's Tesla

    To everyone who has been waiting longer than me, I applaud you for staying sane. Misery loves company, so this forum has kept me off the therapist's sofa.
     
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  2. TankoftheNorth

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    Seems eerily similar to my daily routine....
     
  3. JGard

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    Aside from the home page setting, I'm right there with ya. I reserved back in April of this year, when it said the car would be 12-18 months away. Then, of course, 2.5 months later, I'm able to configure, and now the wait is killing me.
     
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  4. Sandollars

    Sandollars I bleed Cardinal

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    Ahh, the memories.....
     
  5. Birdman325

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    Definitely the last one!
    I did actually get a call a couple of weeks ago that showed up on my phone from TESLA. I almost had an accident trying to answer it. Turned out they were responding to my request for a test drive!
     
  6. BobCio

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    Ha! So sad that it rings true with many I'm sure, me included. And this is my second time around, as I did the same things when I ordered my Model X in 2016. It doesn't get any easier... I don't know if I could ever buy a third Tesla! But I know I will... with each years' improvements, I just gotta have 'em. Already reading about the "new computer" that will be put in the M3s that ordered Full Autonomous Driving, due sometime in the next 6 months or so... Heck, I want that! But aint no way I'm waiting for it... I want my M3 (sorry MTV).
     
  7. JGard

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    Dude, they'll swap the new CPU into your M3 for free, regardless of when you get it, provided you paid for FSD
     
  8. Trevor B

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    It's a CAR ... get a life :rolleyes:
     
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  9. BobCio

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    Didn't pay for FSD, figured I would get it when / if it ever really happens. Even if it does, California has a tendency to have laws that will likely make it unusable...
     
  10. Trail Runner

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    I try to do other things like exercise a lot but just like in 2009-2011 with my Nissan Leaf waiting game i do all the typical obsessive things mentioned by the OP. With Tesla there are so many more You Tube things to watch, two forums, and podcasts. I hear ghe same info multiple times a week. Hopefully i can ween myself down to just Electrek, Teslarati, Teslanomics, Like Tesla, and Now you know once i get the car but i'll miss All the others. It is easier to disconnect some once i am driving electric again.
     
  11. UtahIsRad

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    I feel like lost productivity must be massive due to the Tesla waiting game we all are in.
     
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  12. SteveTack

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    10 Check Tesla order page
    20 Check TMC
    30 Check Reddit
    40 Check P3D waiting room thread on tesla.com forums
    50 Wait 4 seconds
    60 GOTO 10

    OK, maybe not that bad, but I do check all of those more than once per day typically. I feel ya, OP.
     
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  13. Glamisduner

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    For me it's goes like this.

    While alone: F5 F5 F5 F5 F5, search for news updates pictures F5 F5 F5 F5 F5
    While around others Then: "Where is your car?" My Chevy volt is parked in it's usual spot.....

    I don't want to talk about waiting for my car anymore, I have pretty much given up at this point and it's too expensive anyways...But F5 F5 F5 F5 maybe someday it will come.
     
  14. suwaneedad

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    Once you DO get your car, shift those obsessive behaviors toward measuring a few new things...
    - How many days until you go to drive another car and realize too late that you don't have its 20th century fob or keys with you.
    - How many days until you go to drive another car and try to put it into gear without first turning on the vehicle.
    - How many days until you step out of another car's driver seat and forget to turn the car off first.
    - How many days until you walk away from driving another car and forget to lock it.
    - How many days until you curse another car you're driving for lacking HOLD mode at a traffic light.
    - How many days until you curse another car you're driving for lacking TACC/EAP while in heavy traffic.
    - How many days until you curse another car you're driving for not having your AC vent preferences and music preferences ready for you.
    These are fun moments ahead!
     
  15. arcanexvi

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    All of this seems just about accurate....
     
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    The scary thing for me is that once I got my car the routine didn’t change. I’m still on this bloody forum two years later.
     
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  17. thorg12

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    I just want to add since i now answer all phone calls I feel like I get more tele marketing calls. Drives me crazy! Especially any west coast numbers
     
  18. Kiyi

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    Lol and here I thought u was the only one with crazy habits ;)
     

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