So today I am in a store filling out the paperwork for the almighty Instant Background Check. I have been through it many times before. Usually takes 5 to 10 minutes for the store to get the phone call back, well at least it did two years ago the last time I did it. This time it took, get ready for it, a full HOUR. And apparently it was not just me, the very next poor chump after me had to wait just as long, and the store owner says that it has been getting steadily longer every single week. And not for a lack of employees on the other end of the phone, they believe lots of new people are being hired to handle the volume as they get greeted on the phone by a new rep every day. I was tempted to just go home and wait, except that I live 60 miles away, so I waited there in the store bored out of my mind. So I hear that they have up to three days to confirm or else grant the sale by default, I think in the future 3-day checks may become the norm.....