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.
My wife’s complaint when eating pasta–the amount of pasta seemed to grow.
Washed the car today. Good weather for December. Kept finding more dirty spots and paint scratches.
I have a healthy appetite, but sometimes porterhouse steaks are too much to consume at one sitting. That’s what doggy bags were for.
Long layovers at the airport. Can’t get too comfortable, because it isn’t the same as home. Ears tuned to all messages played overhead. Maybe through some miracle, my flight will board early?
Graduation ceremonies: On all levels seem to go on and on; before candidates march to the podium. High school bleacher seats are downright uncomfortable. College level graduations, tend to have better seating.
Waiting at the doctor’s/dentist’s office. You made an appointment and were on time. Waiting for an hour in a tiny examining room is excruciating. I know doctor’s are overbooked–doesn’t make it any easier. Plenty of time to brush up knowledge by reading medical posters on the walls.
Curtain rose, then fell
“I’m Joe’s Liver”
“Why can’t Johnny read?”
Asked, then answered
For those that believed
Cautioned, stern warnings
Kudzu clan was on the loose
Were yet to come
Best to plan ahead
Dream queens, dream screams
Worst mistakes, “they” ever made
Why we dreamed–what dreams meant
Baby bumps, career bump-ups
Deflated balloons departed
Decorated trees in festive mylar
Get well, good luck!
Don’t give up–too soon!
Big sales, slips and flops
Ubiquitous, unorthodox shops
Favorable phases of the moon
Back to basics, think smaller
How to look taller
Luck, lack of luck?
Hidden gold mines
Could work this time?
You didn’t know
How lucky you were