“It’ll be here before we know it,” Craig said.
“Dude, you’ve been saying that for three weeks now and they haven’t even given us a shipping date yet,” Alan pointed out.
“The demand is outpacing the supply since the lockdown began and the manufacturer can’t produce them fast enough,” Craig said.
“Dammit, Craig,” Alan said, “if you had ordered it when the stay-at-home mandate was first issued in mid-March, like I told you to, it would have been here by now.”
“But Trump said the virus would disappear like a miracle,” Craig said, defensively. “He also said the warm temperatures in April would kill it and that the country would reopen by Easter. And if that was the case, we wouldn’t have needed to order it.”
“Did any of that happen?”
“Well, no,” Craig admitted, “so that’s why I ordered it the Monday after Easter.”
“And so here we are in early May and we don’t even know when it will ship,” Alan lamented.
“Well, as they say, good things come to those who wait,” Craig said. “And look at this beautiful, state-of-the-art, realistic, Japanese sex doll.” He opened up his computer and showed Alan the image of what he ordered.“Yeah, she’d be worth the wait, I suppose,”Alan admitted.
“And she’d make sheltering-in-place much more tolerable,” Craig added.
Written for Rachel Poli’s Time to Write Sentence Starter prompt, where the sentence is, “It’ll be here before we know it.”