I believe I first read this in Reader's Digest magazine back in the late 70's/early 80's. A young man took a pair of shoes to the shoemaker (cobbler) for repair. Soon after that, he was drafted, served, and returned home when the war was over. A while after he stumbled across the repair ticket and figured he might as well go to get the shoes. He went to the shop and the same man was working there. He showed him the ticket. The shopkeeper looked at it and said to him in a straight face, "They'll be ready tomorrow".