When I was a kid, I ordered a pair of X-ray specs. Sent my money order in and waited 6 weeks, then 8, then 3 months, then a year. At that point, I totally gave up and figured I was ripped off. Something like 3 years later, in the mail, came the long-lost specs… broken! The note inside said they apologized for the delay, but they had a problem at their manufacturing plant. I didn’t even bother trying to get the defective item replaced.