Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Impatience is Not a Virtue......

While my daughter would probably argue with me, I think I have made tremendous strides in the area of patience in my adult life. If a driver cuts me off or pulls out in front of me, I pretend he has a sick baby in the car that he's taking to the hospital. I try not to let little things make me fly off the handle. The other day I bent my pinkie nail all the way back, breaking it way down below the quick (?), and all I said was "Bad word! BAD WORD!!!!"

Where I could use some additional improvement, however, is with the internet. I realize that a mere 15 years ago all I had was a slow dial-up service and Prodigy, and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. I remember my friend trying to explain the wonders of email to me. I asked her, "But what if I'm not ON the computer when you send me a message?"

Now, however, I want things to HAPPEN. RIGHT. NOW.

When I logged on to start this blog, for example, the page took a long time to load. I didn't know if it was A) my computer; B) our internet service; C) the internet in general; or D) Blogger, so I restarted my computer.

That takes a while, so I went to eat some ice cream. At great personal sacrifice.

Then I logged on again, and the little wheel was still spinning very slowly. Maddeningly slowly.

So what did I do?

I clicked on AN ADDITIONAL tab, thinking maybe the Atlanta Braves website would load more quickly. It didn't, so what did I do?

I clicked on AN ADDITIONAL tab, thinking maybe the BRAG message board would load and I could start browsing the many complaints that would have been left in the three days since BRAG ended. (So far I haven't found any.)

Because apparently it isn't enough for the little wheel to spin slowly.

I'm happiest when THREE little wheels are spinning slowly.

Working on my impatience,



Maggie said...

Breath in and out... and I'm impressed with uttering "bad word bad word bad word". Very impressed.

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Evil Pixie said...

Hahahaha! You soooo sounds like me.