In this fast-paced, modern world, it only takes a fraction of the time it used to for a luxury to become a necessity.
However, when you find yourself convinced that the world is moving too fast, just find a bank or supermarket line to reassure yourself.
She had a wedding to go to, and needed a wedding gift.
"Aha," she thought, "I have that monogrammed silver tray from my wedding that I never use. I'll just take it to a silversmith and have him remove my monogram and put hers on it. Voila, one cheap wedding present."
She took it to the silversmith and asked him to remove her monogram and put the new one on. The silversmith examined the tray carefully, shook his head and said, "Lady, this can only be done so many times!"
One day a woman called an auto mechanic to inquire when he could work on her car. "I'm not busy now," he replied, "bring it right in."
A short time later the woman pulled into the service bay, stopping her small car perfectly over the wide, deep grease pit.
"Wow!" remarked Wayne. "That's great driving. Your wheels only have a couple of inches to spare on each side of the pit."
She looked blankly at him and asked, "What pit?"