At Times Let Impatience Win.

Impatience can cause wise people to do foolish things. Photo Courtesy of Lime Commerce.

Have you ever been in a queue for so long until you felt like yelling at the top of your voice? What of the times when you have been told to wait for something that seems to take forever to finish? It could be worse if this waiting involved food and especially free food at that.

In fact at times, even the most patient ones give in to the cravings of impatience. As I grew up, this was real especially if it involved girls. Now we are talking, aren’t we? To put this into perspective let me give a short story that only balanced impatience and patience.

One of my friends back in my younger days, we will call him Joseph for now, spoke to this girl he had been dreading to speak to. As a matter of fact, audience alone meant this guy could smile broadly for the next twenty four hours. I mean he smiled even while asleep.

Now imagine when Joseph not only spoke to her but also confessed that he felt for her. We didn’t have peace throughout that day. It became worse now that this young lass asked to be given time to ponder on her response in regards to the desire for my friend to be friends with her.

Joseph became too impatient that he couldn’t even sleep. He kept wondering what this response was going to be. I don’t know if there are men out there who can connect to this. The moment when you hold your breath awaiting for that all mighty ‘yes’ from her. Sometimes we even missed to realize we were hungry due to the impatience of waiting for the answers.

Imagine meeting a girl in a school function and you strike a good rapport and then she promised to write you a letter. Do you know that some of the students failed in school not because they weren’t bright but rather because the impatience of waiting for letters from girlfriends won’t let them concentrate?

And last week made me rekindle this memories when I spent a whole three hours waiting for the processing of an item we had gone to pick for use from a certain vendor. We were being given hope from morning that it would be ready in a few minutes until it was soon past noon. I then realized that at saturation point, we loosen the wits for patience and usher in impatience.

So how does it feel when one gets impatience? I can confirm that at saturation point, seats develop spikes that can’t let your sit down. You have to be walking up and down to avoid the paralyzing feeling of this imaginary “spikes” on our chairs. Soon you even start remembering historical injustices committed to you.

In fact when you feel hungry all of a sudden, you will occasionally blame the process for being too slow. In other words impatience is to blame especially when you are anxiously waiting for whatever it is. Things become even worse should ‘Kanjo’ be on your neck with parking fees. You can blow up I tell you.

So I discovered that giving in to the impatience is healthy. Simply said, let the pressure unleash because if the anger keeps piling up, soon you will be a darling for hearth diseases such as high blood pressure. I also realized that there is nothing wrong with impatience winning because in this there must be a winner and loser.

Let the patience lose and impatience win if we can’t change the situation. Don’t hold it up because soon you start seeing yourself as a bitter man. And bitterness is a poison that kills slowly. There is nothing new under the sun and the impatience winning won’t mean you are a weak man. It means you understand how to balance your whole emotion properly.

Just like crying is not wrong for men, so is the aspect of losing to impatience and becoming human. We release the pressure and realize that there comes a time when accept that there things we can’t change. After all, we are all human and emotional ones for that matter.


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Geoffrey Ndege

Geoffrey Ndege

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