While cleaning the attic of his new house, Joe found an old stub for some shoes the previous owner had left at the repair shop 20 years ago. He looked in the phone book and found, remarkably, that the shop was still in business, He decided it would be interesting to go to the shop and see if the shoes were still there.
Joe went down town, located the shop and handed the stub to the repair man. The man peered at the stub for a minute, then disappeared into the back of the store. A few minutes later he returned and said, "They'll be ready on Wednesday."