Everything comes to he who waits..
How often did I hear that growing up?I confess it is one of those sayings I have held onto steadfastly since childhood. Interestingly I have a scientific mind yet I have never sought to challenge this apparently sensible premise, which paired nicely with
Patience is a virtue
Maybe I should compile a list of the things for which I have waited over the years and apply some sort of statistical analysis.
Now what have I waited for over the years and what has actually happened?
I waited for friends.Check
I waited for my baby brother to grow and become a great playmate. Check.
I waited excitedly for my Mother who was busy knitting a jumper. Check.
There have been however a few things for which I have waited in vain-the price to come down on an expensive pair of trousers.
The love of my life to act like I was the love of his.
My sense of style to be ‘in’.
A quick statistical analysis does seem to indicate that on the whole waiting is worthwhile.
One day I may write something of real significance-the challenge is CAN YOU WAIT?