Patience is a virtue I’ve never had and if I look as if I have it, it’s because I pretend that I do.

I find that chewing Tums help a great deal along with vats of Pinot Grigio in achieving this.

I believe life is all about lessons so even if you conquer one issue there’s another one at its heels. Think of it as perennial mountain climbing – there’s forever a peak to scale.

People naturally are our greatest teachers. How many times would I like to knock someone silly for making me wait for instance.


Like you’ll never see me outside a busy restaurant waiting to hear my name called. When I see a hundred plus people on blankets waiting for free tickets to attend ‘Shakespeare in the Park’ I want to vomit. That’s not free – free is walking in at 7:50 and taking your seat.

When a person keeps me waiting, my blood rises like mercury in a thermometer.

I do know, when I finally learn to chill out and use that time for my own benefit it will all cease happening.

However, just because you theoretically know this doesn’t mean it’s easily attainable, therefore my list continues.

Idle Strollers bug the crap out of me, despite the fact I love doing it myself; but if I’m in a hurry and a group of tourists say are tooling down the street it takes everything I have not to scream, MOVE, at the top of my lungs.

Cashiers drive me nuts even though I’d be like Rainman in their place my Dyslexia in overdrive. Or the woman in front of you doling out her coupons for Spaghetti-O’s or peas. I want to say, lady I’ll pay the difference, just HURRY THE FUCK UP!

The other question one needs to ask one’s self concerning an unattractive character trait  is, where is it rooted? Did your mother leave you in a parking lot when you were small or forget to pick you up from school? Was there a significant other in your life who didn’t treat you very significantly?

I find this helps. I know I’m impatient because others have been that way with me. I’ve mirrored the pain turning it inward.

When you flip your numbers and letters around like you’re Vanna White you’re not the most popular puppy in the class.    You may as well be peeing on the carpet.

Until I scale this particular mountain I’m a big believer in ‘faking it till you make it.’

One day I will say to someone…

It’s perfectly fine, take your time; I’m am in no hurry, and actually mean it.

Wonder how old I’ll be?


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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8 Responses to Patience

  1. I am the complete opposite. I always think…”there is a reason I’m being delayed” especially when dealing with the people at the super market. It bothers me more that they’re not prepared. You knew you were checking out, get your shit together. FYI: I have yet to like anyone enough to sit on the sidewalk for tickets. Those people boggle the mind…..


    • Me too. They are out there from 6 a.m. till 11:30 when they hand out the tickets. All you see are a stream of blankets with coolers and napping dogs.

      I need to adopt the “I’m being delayed for a reason’ theory. Would take the edge off.


  2. D. D. Syrdal says:

    Getting stuck behind people walking 4-abreast on a sidewalk barely big enough for 3 who are clearly just out for a stroll and refuse to move makes me want to swing a mace. Wonder if I could get away with hiding one in my backpack… 😮 People are so oblivious. All I ask is that people keep in mind there are other people in the world and be aware of what’s going on around you.


  3. kerrycooks says:

    Slow people on the sidewalk annoy me too but I just stride through with a loud EXCUSE ME. In situations where I have no choice but to wait I try to accept it and use the time to snoop on what other people are buying in the supermarket. I love making snap judgements based on what they’re buying. People who buy value eggs or chicken get some glares. Oh and I WANT A TIGER PUPPY!!


  4. Rob says:

    You’ll be at an age to be dead (hopefully, not soon) and not in a hurry to get to your final resting place.


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