If you are reading this post hoping I have the cure how to be a patient person, close your browser now. You will be disappointed.
There are a small select few people I know who have good patience. My parents are two and a couple other friends. Other than that , myself included, patience is not a virtue . I once dated a guy who was so impatient that he loudly yelled ” hurry the fuck up!!” on a plane as we waited on the-run away for more than 5 minutes. Did you know this is an ‘ effective’ way of moving a plane?!??….
So you may be wondering why im bring this topic up now. Some days I feel like a bit of a hypocrite when it comes to patience. The lack of people’s ability to be patience is something that I am aware every day . Now I get it, everyone wants their answers NOW, if not yesterday. And I want to be clear, I do really like my job. But nothing makes me more crazy than getting messages back to back ( we are talking within 10 minutes of each other) from the same person over and over again. It’s enough to make me wanna rip the phone out of the wall and file a stalker report. I know I can’t be the only one who feels like this. I once heard a voicemail at an office that went a bit like this “leaving more than one message will only delay me returning you call cause I’m busy listening to the 50 other messages you left instead of calling you back”. Good point.
So why the hypocrite? I don’t get anxious waiting in the line at the grocery store. I’m not that asshole who inches closer and closer to you while you are sitting at red light — side note: can we talk about that for a second? Why would do people continue to move closer to your bumper when you are CLEARLY stopped? It’s not going to make the light change any faster unless you have some sort of super power that the closer you get to the light and the more you glare at it , the fast it changes… pisses me off.. anyway..
But some things do drive me into a crazy impatient. I hate it when I can’t figure out how to resolve a situation and someone tells me just to be patient and it will work itself. Great, how I have to be patient enough to figure out how to be patient.
I can’t stand how people walk slowly across roads. I swear some people walk uber slow just to make the situation more painful for me. If this was England, you would be dead. Cars always win the vehicle vs. pedestrian war.
Boiling water. Of all things , this is one I have no patience for, probably because I’m a tea drinker and I will spend 33.3% of my life waiting for water to boil. I need one of those instant hot water taps.. a portable kind preferably.
So how the hell did we get here? How are we so impatient people ?
I blame text messaging. You know when you send a text and someone doesn’t respond within 5 minutes and you feel the blood rushing to your head and you hear that voice in your head say ” they’re ignoring your…’, this is how all this happened. I have a very good friend who will remain nameless who knows EXACTLY what I mean. In fact, he planted the seed in my head about this. Text messaging is where all this came from. We expect response right away, and when we don’t get it, it’s down hill from there.
Everything is so instant now. We need answers right now. Say you need the answer to a pondering question and Google won’t load. It’s pretty much over for you, you might as well have a complete melt down like a 3-year-old instead of waiting the half an hour to get internet somewhere else. ( It’s true and you know it LOL)
I don’t have the solution here. If you do , let me know.
In the mean time , thanks for having the patience to read my rant and feel free to share your piss off’s
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