Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I am not a naturally patient person. When something needs to be done, I do it. I don't put it off; I don't saunter through it. I just get 'er done. And yes, occasionally that leads to impulsivity related mistakes....but I can clean those up too. Some things in life you have to wait for though, and I hate that. It sucks to wait for:

1. My coffee at Starbucks when all I order is regular drip. I can go get it myself. And if I did, it wouldn't be too full or too low.

2. The doctor to call back when you have questions about your kid's illness. And then he does call back and you are out to dinner. Of course you explain that the sick kid is home with his very responsible and possibly-more-nurturing father...but still...

3. The light to turn green when you have to get home to pee.

4. Test results from a doctor's office...whether waiting for good or bad news, it sucks. I always find it hard to believe that other people's lives just go on like normal when I am on pins and needles. I guess it isn't all about me, huh?

5. The meeting you have been called into with higher-ups, the boss etc...Even if you might not be in trouble, it is never good to get called in to "the office", right?

6. Friends who are perpetually late. It is a major pet-peeve of mine. I work full time outside the home, I have 2 kids and a dog, and I can get places on time. Everyone should be able to. Plan ahead. It is rude if you assume your time is more important than mine...because it isn't, remember? It is about me (ignore #4 above for now).

7. The shower to warm up in the morning.

8. The moron in front of me at (the) Jewel in the self-check out lane. If you don't know how to do it, then don't go in that lane when it is crowded. The machine is delicate and very picky. You have to show it who is boss and newbies can't do it.

9. Friday, when it is early in the week and you have a ton going on.

10. The weather on the news. Seriously, why isn't it FIRST?? People want to know what tomorrow will be like before they go to bed. And lot of nights I keep the news on to see the weather and then I get distracted and forget to pay attention to it. if it were first, I wouldn't have that problem!

So...chime in. I dislike waiting for your witty input. You don't like waiting for: ________??


  1. I don't like waiting 2 weeks for you to post again...

  2. Thanks for missing me!! I have a sick kid...son #1 has had pneumonia for the past 2 weeks and things have been hectic. He is still home from school, but near the "almost well" part so maybe my life will settle back in. I was just waiting for it ;-)

  3. Hmmm....none of those items bother me one whit. It takes a semi-emergency to make me impatient. Of course when you spend most of your time herding lackadaisical teenagers to get a move on, you must be the soul of patience or die.

  4. #5. Waiting to get that annual review meeting with the boss is always nerve-wracking and I get very impatient for it to be over with.
    Also - When you're done at a restaurant and you're waiting for the check. Why does it always seem to take forever?

  5. I miss AmyK. Long time no see. If I tell someone to meet me at 10:00, at 10:05 I'm gone. It saves them from the wrath of the me. I hate waiting behind non-california drivers at the freeway on-ramp who think they must wait for all clear before merging...


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