So ... I got my Mailbox

That's a big line. Based on some of the other numbers I've seen, my number was low.

That's a big line. Based on some of the other numbers I've seen, my number was low.

I Wasn't Sure How to Feel

Reserving my Mailbox with my telephone number was weird. But even stranger was the day I got the SMS that I could download the app. Next thing I know - BAM - I'm in line. For an app.

143,671 people in front of you.

This was unexpected—I hadn't seen this before. Immediately, I started trying to imagine what 143,671 people would actually look like standing in front of me. I glance back down at that big blue number—ugh, what am I doing? Do I really care about this app? Do I even need it?


You’re on your way to a whole new inbox

 
 

The Final Countdown

Funny thing is, I kept opening the app - ya know, just to check my place in the biggest line of all lines ever for an email app. I like the blue. I didn't keep checking the status just because I like blue. Am I a sucker? Or is there something to this...makes me wonder - maybe people just want stuff that is worth standing in a line. Anyway, I'll start using the app and I won't bore you with a report later.

In case you haven't got your Mailbox yet, here is what that last 10 seconds of waiting looks like.

Eric E. Anderson

Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY 11233, United States

Lives in Brooklyn and makes a living creating a better web at Squarespace. Most of his free time is spent wandering around New York City practicing the craft of photography.