Random Dozen – Where The Bug Reveals Her Dark Impatient Side
If it's Wednesday, it must be time for the Random Dozen Meme from "Lidna" at 2nd Cup of Coffee. If you want to participate just go to Linda's site to link up.
How good are you at delaying gratification?
You know the phrase, "zero to sixty in 3.5 seconds?" That's me. I have the thought (how tall is Jessica Alba? I want chocolate!), and then I have the result in a flash (5'6"!
Brownie!). It's kind of sad. I've tried to work on it, but so far I'm not doing very well.
Maybe a marshmallow wouldn't be too difficult a temptation for you. What food (or anything else) would be most tempting?
Sadly, I find many foods to be irresistible. No bake cookies. Pizza. Bakery cake. Sigh.
On a scale of 1-10 (10 being saintly) how patient are you?
I'm a three. I can wait a full 3 minutes before I start tapping my toes & looking at my watch.
Have you ever waited for something in life only to be disappointed upon realization of the goal/object/etc.?
If we're talking material things, yes. I get the whatever-it-is (keeps washed lettuce fresh!) & realize that it just doesn't cut it. Big ticket things like marriage or a new Webkins? Not really.
Are you a person who takes shortcuts?
Yes I do – if I don't understand why all the steps are there. If I think it's busy work, I'm skipping!
Which line is hardest to wait in?
The line to the bathroom!
Did you wait to discover the gender of your unborn child until its birth?
N/A. Although I would NOT wait if the situation ever came up. I hear pregnant women talking about their daughter or son & it just seems more special.
Are you more patient with children or the elderly?
I can be pretty impatient with any age group, but I think that children can send me over the edge faster than anyone else!
Did you ever sneak a peek at a present?Not as an adult – I like surprises! But I remember the Christmas I learned there wasn't a Santa Claus – I discovered my Barbie camper in my parents' closet. I was NOT traumatized (Mom as Santa Claus? Cool!), but I'm afraid that my cousin K has still not recovered from me telling her all about it.
What is the longest you've ever waited for anything?
From the glimmer of thinking about the concept (around 1995 or so), until the offer of a position (this past summer), Dr. M's current job was quite a while coming. Please realize that he wasn't looking for a job that whole time! We had to get the Master's & Ph.D and then look for a job.
Who has more patience, you or your significant other?
Oh he does in most cases. He can get pretty uptight sometimes, but I'm more impatient.
- Which of the following songs about waiting is your pick for the best? (OK, you may substitute another, if you like.)
A) Anticipation by Carly Simon
B) The Waiting by Tom Petty
C) Right Here Waiting for You by Richard Marx
D) Wait for Me by Rebecca St. James
I don't like any of these choices! I read the lyrics & they creeped me out a bit. But if we ignore the rest of the song, then I'm definitely The Waiting. Because it is the hardest part!