Life is one big wait

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I have been expecting two emails since morning and I am amazed by how impatient I am. It seems like forever but less than a minute has gone by before the last time I checked. The emails themselves are nothing important or time sensitive yet the fact that I am waiting for some kind of response makes me anxious and restless.

Of course like everything else, this train of thought led me places. Waiting for guests to arrive, waiting for the train, waiting for the doctor to go on rounds, waiting for exam results to be out. The list is endless but at every stage in my life I seem to be preoccupied by waiting. Almost like waiting is all I do. Yet, the way I wait for something to happen is so different from K. I pace, I look at the clock, I curse and I will time to move. K is almost meditative. Picking up a book or watching TV he keeps himself occupied till whatever is to happen happens.

So, while I wait for my emails to arrive, tell me –Β  What kind of a person are you when you are waiting for things to happen?

10 comments

  1. Oh my gosh! The more I read your blog the more convince I am that we both came out of the same mold, and also that my husband and K came out of another same mold.

  2. I’m a non-waiter. I usually distract myself so as to not focus on the wait. So that might probably make me the K variety. Though the one wait that’s inevitable and the one I hate most is flight delays.

  3. I am a combination of both I guess. I do get antsy in certain cases, but sometimes I love the wait. For example, in my pregnancy doctor visits were something I loved and looked forward to. My doctor was one of the busiest and had a long wait, I loved that wait and the reason was I get to read all those Gossip magazines and Baby magazines there.

    Also that was my ‘Me time’ πŸ™‚

    But if I have to wait for a result, I do try to distract myself and keep myself busy. But yes, it will be residing in my head and the anxiety will pop up sometime.

  4. before yesterday i was having the same frustrations of waiting too. i’m not in a good situation at work right now and i wish i could get out of it quicker. i couldn’t wait and talked to my boss. in the end i get to start my new job a month earlier! πŸ™‚

    i’m definitely not one to wait. i like it now!! but i must admit many times i have been undone by my impatience.

  5. If I’m waiting for something… I’ll be focussed only in one thing… the thing that I’m waiting for… I cannot do anything else… nothing can distract me…

    If I’m waiting for a email from someone… if the wait seems to be long… I’ll call the person… and if I couldnt call the person… I’ll mail again πŸ˜€ to remind… actually I have no patience at all in waiting for things to happen on its own…

  6. I am the same. I get anxious, even if i try to involve myself in something else, i fail. Music is the only thing that keeps me distracted to some extent. And the worst part is that i make people around me anxious too!! πŸ˜‰

  7. @Rekha: Should be fun if we ever meet in person.
    @Altoid: Thanks for stopping by. I just went through some of your posts on your blog and I LOVE the way you write. Reminds me of all the things I enjoy about life.
    @Manchus: I understand. I love waiting for people in a mall. I enjoy people watching and so long as I am not time bound it is an enjoyable exercise.
    @Sulz: Welcome here! Been following your work situation and I empathize. Sometimes impatience does help doesn’t it?
    @selvi: I used to be that. No longer. I am impatient but I have learnt to respect other people’s constraints as well. πŸ™‚
    @Shalu: Hear ya! I do that too.

  8. reminded of Einstein’s quote too πŸ™‚
    Am the most impatient person I know πŸ˜€ Want things done yesterday…unfortunately….life is not like that 😦

  9. I was thrilled to see this quote! I have it as a part of a collection. Here’s another one that I like – “God, give me patience but soon!”.

  10. @Apar: I know! you are impatient. πŸ™‚
    @Suman: I had these quotations in a poster back in India. Haven’t seen these here though.

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