First off. Represent. Gen Hackman and his character "Popeye Doyle" is one of the true bad asses of modern cinema.
But we aint talking about Hackman here, we're talking about international shipping. My skewers, from France, arrived safely, and within a week. Taking about a 3rd of the time to get here than my Saint hub took to get to The Netherlands. Some faith restored in support of offering my eBay goodies for sale to international bidders.
So why so long to ship a hub to Holland?...hmmm. Flooding? Windmill trouble?