Thanks for bringing it back.
Your experience reminded me of a old Geezer I know....
One of his favorite things to say along those lines was:
"Hmmm,,,,,,, OK ,,,,,,, (scratch head for a moment),,,,,
Do you want the job done fast, correctly, or cheap?
---- You can only Pick 2"..........
The deal was:
Fast & correct darn sure wasn't going to be cheap.
Correct & cheap was done several months later when the shop was slow.
Fast and cheap needs no explanation.