Just a small cry of anguish...
Last August, I pre-ordered the immense cookbook, "Modernist Cuisine," and have patiently waited month after month while various delays kept the book from shipping.
For those who may know little about this, the 1st printing is 3000 volumes, but the 1st shipment was a mere 500. I thought I just might be one of the lucky early receivers. I checked last Wed., and saw that it was not shipped, but was supposed to have shipped the day before. Today, I happened to check my e-mail, and saw that Amazon had sent me a mail 25 hours earlier, saying I had 24 hours to remedy a problem with my payment method.
Arghh, last December, while out shopping, my wife lost our credit card, and we had another issued to us. I completely forgot the MC order.
So I re-ordered, and seem to have made it under the wire to get into the 1st printing. But the long wait is toooo much. Talk about lo-n-slo! I'll be melted by the time I get this thing.