Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Hope you like waiting!

There are a few things I'm not good at doing and waiting is, undoubtedly, one of those things. I'm not patient. I don't like waiting. I don't enjoy reading directions. I just want it and I want it right now, plzandtankyou. Oh, and could you make it snappy? Chop, chop.

I believe that whatever it is in this world that you are not good at doing, is the one thing that is inevitably thrown your way. What's that? You are completely intolerant of professional clowns? Well, I hope you get along with your new neighbor, Fizbo!

{Photo from here}

He's a real delight, that Fizbo. From Modern Family:

Cameron: If I wasn't in school or fishing, I was clowning. There are four types of clowns: a tramp, Auguste, a whiteface, and a character. I am a classically trained Auguste clown named Fizbo.

Mitchell: Between the clowning and the fishing, I'm surprised you had time for the schooling. Aww, there's the fifth type, the sad clown.

Cameron: A sad clown is a tramp.. so there's still only four types.

Anyway, yesterday was one of those days where that thing I'm not good at doing was the thing that I had to become good at doing. For, like, the next three years or five. I called an organization for further information on something and fell off of my chair during and after the conversation. Like, twelve times.

Me: So, on average how long does the process take?
Karma: Well, we typically break down the waiting process into stages because there's so much darn waiting involved!
Me: Gulp.
Karma: There's the first stage of waiting, where you're actually just waiting to be put on the waiting list. That's about 18 months.
Me: Vom. In my mouth.
Karma: Then after that, you are on the waiting waiting list for 1.5 to 3 years. So, that's roughly 3 to 6 years of total waiting during the entire waiting process. Did I mention that you're going to be waiting? We just like saying the word "waiting"--it really rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?

Of course it does. Man, that karma sure knows how to serve up an appropriate dish for every occasion. It's like Martha Stewart or some person who is always completely prepared for 12 guests to show up to their home at any given moment. Unlike myself, of course, who is only prepared for guests who enjoy mingling among dog hair tumbleweeds.


The Answer Is Chocolate said...

I love, love, love Modern Family, am horrible at waiting, and tend towards the snarky. So I think I better follow you. Which I am now, from Tuesday Tag Along. Come visit when you get a chance. http://answerischocolate.blogspot.com/

Kelly's Avenue said...

Love your blog........new follower. Thanks for linking up on Tuesday Folling!!!


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Newest Follower from FMBT!

Rebekah said...

Ah yes... the waiting. It blows. No two ways about it. Waiting to wait is assuredly the worst part of waiting. Once you're waiting-waiting there is great hope that any day your life will change forever. You never know what God has in store.


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