Pet peeve time.There seems to be an eternal one-up-man-ship when
it comes to speed.We seem to need a quantitative measure of our
ability.He did 10,She did 20,and I did 30.Invariably,these
discussions are centered around the least demanding of
tasks.Basic stone setting,sizing,ect.. Qualitative
measure,degree of difficulty,and complexity are thrown out.
I must agree. When in the auto restoration business, we often
ran into the same problems/issues. A "show winning" finish on a
paint job, quality plating, primo upolstery work, and a
"bulletproof" engine rebuild all require a significant amount of
time if they're to be done right. I often times when customers
complained about the time involved for a job, said this: " here,
pick two: speed, quality, or price." This usually solved all
discussion. You can have it done fast, but it's gonna cost you.
(every-one starts the day with 24 hours). Thanks for the use of
your soap box Scott. Tim Goodwin @tmn8tr