It’s easy to get accustomed to fast service.
Whenever I need an oil change for my car, there is a quick tire and lube location within ten minutes of my house.
All I have to do is pull up and I get service within five minutes. They are usually finished with the work in another 20 minutes. It’s hard to beat that level of service, especially when they top off my fluids and fill my tires for free. Surprisingly, I am able to get comparable, on demand service at a local sandwich shop. Even during the busiest rushes, you’re in and out in under ten minutes every time. If you call the order in ahead of time, the wait is shortened to three minutes, or however long it takes to ring the order up at the register. They’re magicians when it comes to managing workload and scheduling enough employees to handle the lunch rush. Unfortunately, not all services in life are that immediate. I learned the hard way recently when my air conditioner failed on me in the second week of July. I called a local HVAC supplier and was told that it would take at least two weeks because their schedule was backed up. They explained to me that summer is easily the worst time of the year to need air conditioner installations or repairs, since naturally it is the peak time of the year for indoor cooling. For indoor heating, the worst time of the year to schedule installations or repairs is the frigid winter season for the same but opposite reason that summer is so hectic for AC. Even when I called four other local HVAC suppliers, they all said it would take two to three weeks, as their schedules were so badly backed up. I didn’t like going two weeks without indoor cooling, but I had no choice. It wasn’t the easiest way to learn the lesson, since our summers are miserably hot.