We wanted to let you know that there is a delay with one or more items in the order you placed on December 31 2005 12:36 PST (Order# . . . .). Please accept our apologies for this delay.
Order status can change quickly, and it is possible that your order may even ship between the time we send this message and the time that you read it. When items in your order are shipped, you will receive an e-mail confirming the date, contents, and method of your shipment. blah blah blah . . .
did I mention that I have already received my "item" (a lamp) and it's shining brightly on me as we speak?
I believe there's a delay somewhere else in Targetland . . .