Patience….as if there was such a thing in this modern world. Phooey is all that I have to say.
Doesn’t sound very patient, does it?
I can’t tell you haw many times I have heard someone say ,”Just be patient, these things take time.” Of course that practically guarantees that any patience that I might have had went by the way side. Of course now, think about this, to be patient…what does that mean? After all the English language has been known to drive some people crazy. The word patient can refer to two different things: 1) is someone who is in the hospital, usually they have no choice but to be patient other wise they wouldn’t be in there to begin with. 2) is someone who knows how to wait for something or someone. That second type of person is really rare these days. It seems like everything is hurry up – hurry up. How many times have you heard of ‘road rage’ on the highway? That person wasn’t patient. Makes me wonder how many times THEY were told that they had to wait. Wait a minute….the word wait is another one of the words that seem to take away any type of patience, too. Hmmm, maybe it’s time that society thought up another word to use for patience, patient, wait…unhh can’t think of any. Oh well, guess I’ll have to wait anyway.