Four days after we found out the not so surprising news we have a hung parliament and with both the Conservatives and Labour offering concessions and deals to the Lib Dems for their support to govern, we are still none the wiser who will gain power.
It seems almost unbelievable that plans were not discussed for this possibility before the polls opened last Thursday and it does not bode well for any alliance holding up once a decision is made.
What it does demonstrate is just how out of touch all the parties have shown themselves to be with the general mood of the electorate in recent months.
Perhaps, when we have another go at polling within the next year - for that is the likely outcome of a coalition government - they might focus their efforts on producing policies and not on presenting personalities.
Don't hold your breath!