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Are you patient?

I've been told I'm very patient by most people. Except my husband who often says I'm impatient. This really only applies to one thing that I can think of, though. That is waiting. I don't like it.

I don't like being early for things. (Of course certain things like work requires it, but leisurely things).

For instance, I purposely arrive late to movies, because I don't want to watch 20 minutes of previews. Not super late, but I get there at about the showtime.

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It really depends on what, or who, is requiring my patience.

KKGator Level 9 Mar 29, 2018

"What do we want?!?"
"When do we want it?!?"

For me, it's entirely context dependent - If I've already explained something to someone who clearly doesn't care ... no. If they are honestly trying ... yes.


Yes, very patient. I’m early for everything.


I am an impatient person who has learned patience over the years. I still haven’t figured out the virtuous part.


Nope...I escaped...zing! BAM!....actually, I am very patient...too patient, maybe...


I am a very patient person, but I do have my limitations. I have to deal with some pretty irritating situations at work at times, and they can grate my patience. I warn my clients that "mean browneyedlady" is getting ready to make an appearance.


Depends on my mood

Simon1 Level 7 Mar 29, 2018

I've been a patient. I've known some patients. I have no patients. They are very expensive to keep.

Sticks48 Level 9 Mar 29, 2018



I am patient, except when dealing with idiot drivers or technology. I will pitch a fit if my cell phone or computer acts up....and I think people driving slow in the fast lane should be executed

Nuke Level 5 Mar 29, 2018

Maybe just kicked in the balls.


Impatiently so.


If I'm waiting in long lines due to poor management and greed, then yes, I can be impatient although I will most likely keep it to myself. For example, going to Walmart --- only 3 or 4 registers open on their busy days. WTF? It happens a lot. Or having to wait at the paint counter for over 20 to 30 minutes to have paint mixed, even after customer services has been notified.

I always try to arrive on time for events unless there was a good reason for being tardy. If it's something like a dinner party, I will arrive at the exact time they asked to show up out of respect for the host. If I was going to see a popular movie, I wouldn't take the chance of showing up after the previews limiting my seating choices. If it's not popular, I don't care to arrive a bit late. I always arrived at work early in case there was more traffic than usual or an accident.

I am not patient if I'm being taken for granted, manipulated, disrespected and/or harassed. Otherwise, I'm pretty laid back and tolerant.


I am quite patient. I've always had a great deal of patience. In fact, I have more of a propensity to being patient than not. It must be related to my disposition of being patient. You know. I do tend to be early but I don't think that has anything to do with my being patient. It has to to with not wanting to be late. I could go on but I don't want to try your patience smile009.gif

SamL Level 7 Mar 29, 2018

I am least patient when I am a patient. Who the hell do Doctors think they are anyway?

jeffy Level 7 Mar 29, 2018

Right! Show up early so you can wait longer for me to be late.


Yes and no. I was programed early as a child to always arrive before everyone else. To always be early. I can wait hours for appointments that I've arrived early for. I also am very impatient with certain kinds of people, though


I'm pretty patient. Probably more than I should be...


I'm usually early - in sales you impress the client. Patience? I have it, but sometimes I hate waiting for other people shopping, gambling, drinking when I just want to leave. Sitting in a car waiting for someone my biggest gripe.




I think I can be impatient, but when it matters, and I am aware of myself, I can be very very patient.


I'm not very patient, but some things I just accept, like traffic delays. If there's not much I can do about it, I figure there's no reason to get very upset over it. But when my father tells me about something that happened and his retelling takes longer than the actual events, I get a little peeved.

resserts Level 8 Mar 29, 2018

Not since I escaped! mwueeheeeheee!

I'm not that patient. I'm too easily distracted.


I’m patient with everybody except impatient people.

skado Level 8 Mar 29, 2018

Yes, sometimes too patient with people who turn out to be toxic for me. I'm early for everything, except family functions. I've learned that it is best for me to show up at a family function late and leave early.


I've been told I'm too patient

Rudy1962 Level 9 Mar 29, 2018

I arrive right @ designated time in fact in fact when I did not arrive at exactly 6:30 for a poker game my friends called my wife to see if there was a problem which set in motion a series of events that wasn't very nice. They called the hospitals and the police just as I arrived 30 minutes late due to a car accident that held up everyone on the highway. My phone had died so no one could get in touch with me. I immediately called my wife who was very upset.

Second time was when I was on a two week hike and artrived 2 hours late for pick up. All went well however.

Marine Level 8 Mar 29, 2018

I like being able to set my watch on my companions arrival.

I knew I did so for a reason.


I have patience in abundance. But ... it is highly selective. I can deal with the presence of stupid for approximately 10 nanoseconds. Willful ignorance (a trait of many of the religious) I can handle for no more than 5 nanoseconds. Children and young adults are cool, as long as they don't display the aforementioned traits.

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