I took my skis into REI today to get them sharpened/waxed. This is a 30 minute operation, tops.
Today is Monday. They told me to come pick up the skis next Sunday.
While I was there, two employees were working with one woman regarding a new set of handlebars for her bicycle.
There's lots of room for efficiency improvement at the "fixit" counter at REI. Perhaps next year I'll just get waxed paper and use an iron and wax my own darned skis.