Monday, 29 July 2013

Patience is a Virtue

It's fair to say that I'm a Type A personality. Being busy is a good thing. Ticking things off a to do list makes my heart sing. There is something very Zen in a nice tidy pile of things done. This is why I like to keep deadlines tight. When I give clients a time frame. they often seem surprised. "Really? That soon?" Yes. Really. What can I say, I'm just a masochist.

So imagine my consternation when I'm waiting on someone else. This is the situation I currently find myself in.

I'm very much someone who, having made a decision, has to execute it fairly promptly. We're going to do a thing. OK. Let's go. In fact, life is never that simple. Often other parties have to be gingered up. (It's baffling to me that other people don't move so speedily.) When I was a manager, this was less of a problem. It will be done this way and it will be done now. Working with other people is whole other matter entirely.

Other people have other things to do and I have to wait patiently for it to be my turn. When this is the very final step in a process it can drive me to distraction. Everything is ready to go but I just need to be patient. In the grand scheme of things, it's not a serious issue. I'm not waiting on test results or someone else's answer. I'm just waiting for someone to finish a job so that I can finish mine and have a nice neat pile of "done"

What do you find yourself waiting for today?



  1. I'm waiting for the person who commissioned an item to get back to me about colour!
    I am SO glad that I am not the only person who gets frustrated having to wait for other people to get going :)
    I knew there was a reason I liked you....

    1. There are many reasons you like me, this is just one of them!

      You are by no means alone in your frustration. Pour yourself a cuppa, pull up a chair and help yourself to the biscuits. You're amongst friends.