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 10 minutes of my house. All I have to do is pull up and I get service within many minutes. They are usually finished with the job in another 20 minutes. It’s tough to beat that level of service, especially when they top off my fluids and fill my tires with air for free. Surprisingly, I am able to get comparable, on demand service at a local sandwich shop. Even while in the busiest rushes, you are in and out in under 10 minutes every time. If you call the order ahead of time, the wait is shortened to 3 minutes, or as long as it takes to ring the order up at the register. They’re magicians when it comes to managing workload as well as scheduling enough employees to handle the dinner rush. Unfortunately, not all services in life are that immediate. I learned that the tough way recently when my cooling system failed on me in the first week of June. I called a local HVAC supplier and was told that it would take at least 2 weeks because their schedule was backed up. They explained to me that the summer season is actually the worst time of the year to need cooling system upgrades 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 upgrades or repairs is the freezing winter season season for the same reason that warm season is so hectic for AC. Even when I called numerous other local HVAC suppliers, they all said it would take 2 to 3 weeks, as their schedules were so badly backed up. I did not enjoy going 2 weeks without indoor cooling, although I had no choice. It wasn’t the easiest way to learn the lesson, since our warm seasons are miserably hot.