When MotoFoto came along, people could be surprised in an hour, instead of having to wait three or four days to be surprised. The downside was that people didn't forget everything they shot in an hour, so there were fewer surprises. Now, with the film revival, and most of the one hour processing places closed, we're back to getting more surprises. This just couldn't have worked out any better. Of course, you still need a phone with an alarm to tell you when to go pick up your processed film, because otherwise you might not remember that you dropped it off. Wouldn't that be a surprise.
I remember getting phone calls from labs and drug stores reminding me that my pictures have been there for 30 days and I had a few days left to pick them up before they would be trashed. Always a surprise for pictures I had completely forgotten about.