Here’s a sign that I’m no longer in South Africa.
There, when I ordered contact lenses, it took me easily six weeks to get them due to a variety of reasons.
On Monday, I went to the eye doctor for a new prescription. I asked how long it would take to get the contacts. “Tomorrow,” he replied.
“You mean, I can order them tomorrow?” I asked.
“No, if you order them before 4 o’clock today, we can have them by 10 o’clock tomorrow morning.”
I sat back, more than a little stunned. So this is how things are supposed to work! Efficiency can be a great thing.
(Speaking of efficiency, I am procrastinating by writing this post instead of studying for my history exam tomorrow. Efficiency isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.)