Waiting

Waiting for the washer to finish spin cycle. This is holding up breakfast. Newer machines with computerized controls are convenient, but more complicated.

This is not about perils of technology, rather about waiting. How many hours does an average person, in a lifetime, spend waiting?
Waiting for everything. At the doctor’s office. In traffic congestion. At the airport.

A fair assessment would be, that at least, half of our lives are spent waiting.  Most of the time, there’s not much we can do.  How we react to waiting–with impatience or calmness, is our choice.  What we do with that time, determines whether or not it was wasted.

Author: warturoadam77p

70 year old married retired communications worker with three grown children, transplanted from the Midwest to the sunny Gulf Coast.

3 thoughts on “Waiting”

  1. Waiting is funny here in Oaxaca – we often see long lines of people standing in the sun waiting to enter the bank or in stores. They are very orderly, quiet, and seem to have unending patience and humor. But put them behind the wheel of a car and their whole personality reverses! Any semblance of order evaporates, and the instant the stop light turns green they are honking at buses (who do the same) or whoever happens to be ahead of them to get moving! Quite hilarious!

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