03/16/2012 12:45 pm ET

Waiting For iPad: Excited Apple Fans Tweet About Waiting For FedEx

The 49 people below, tweeting about how excruciating it is to wait for their new iPad to arrive, have lost control of their lives. They have descended into a kind of existential pointlessness, victims of modern society's need for instant gratification, driven by the kind of overheated consumerist culture that is exemplified by Apple and its super-hyped, cyclical unveilings and releases, unveilings and releases, unveilings and releases...

....Or maybe they're just excited to play with their new tablet and want to share the excitement with their friends and loved ones. I don't know.

In any case, we've collected almost four dozen tweets about the most difficult part of a whole bunch of Americans' mornings today: Waiting for the FedEx guy to arrive with a shiny new iPad. So many people were tweeting about this, in fact, that "FedEx" was a trending term on Twitter in the United States -- with tens of millions expected to purchase Apple's third-generation iPad, that's a whole lot of people excited for the FedEx man (who many tweeters compared, perhaps aptly, to Santa Claus).

Join in on the agony of waiting for an iPad and wallow in others' misery below. A bit of consolation for those featured: It could be worse. If you had ordered one today, you'd be waiting about three weeks for your new iPad to arrive.

47 People Waiting For The FedEx Guy To Show Up With An iPad