Patience is certainly a virtue, but not of mine. Impatience, I know is not the best thing to claim but its just one of those innate things I seem to possess. This one quality manifests itself in myriad ways, the common ones being –
o As I wait for the lift, I am overcome by this tendency to press the button a few times till it arrives.
o When I use my dongle (I’d rather not name the service provider here) my laptop takes a little more time than usual to load every page– so there I am tempted to Refresh & Refresh
o When I frequent restaurants, am taken over by this urge to ask for the bill even as the desserts are in progress…(of course I mostly refrain from doing so these days, to avoid the dirty glare of my husband!)
Well I had practically singled myself out for a long time, as one of the ‘few’ impatient idiots nature has produced….but now am thinking that’s not true – I mean the ‘few’ part.
Well look around me……
· When I travel by train I notice that few minutes before the arrival of the destination station (even if it’s the last one) everybody is in a frenzy to get their luggage moving and is all packed and queueing in a line towards the exit. Thinking about it, the picture is one of a contingency requiring instant expulsion of oneself on arrival at the station.
· The obvious – when signal goes green, the accelerators are all on full throttle.
· You go to temple for a darshan, well the lesser gods have strategies to ensure that the queues could be avoided with a premium charge for the impatient, or should I say the more blessed.
· Go to a bank, a theatre, anywhere, there is always more than one who tries to jump the queue. They must have mastered the art of ‘breakthrough’ thinking.
All in all, am convinced, it’s probably a cultural psyche that exists – perhaps more akin to our country and perhaps driven by the innate competitive environment . I have no pride in saying this though.
I know I have a loooongggg way to go & here i end, not because i have no more to say but i’ve run out of patience, as usual!