How long can you wait?

@France7 (385)
Philippines
June 2, 2009 9:41am CST
Have you ever experienced waiting for an hour or more for something or someone? In which situation? How did you feel? How did you face such situation? Is patience always a virtue? Friends, feel free to post your experiences.
8 responses
@sharksfin (1098)
• Philippines
2 Jun 09
We all face a situation when we need to be patient in waiting for usually someone. Like in my case, since I can't eat by myself, I always have to wait for my flatmate who almost always arrives home very late. It's nothing biggie but it gets to a point when I get annoyed because I know the reason why this flatmate is always late and it's not even reasonable. There are times I have to keep reminding myself to not be anxious in getting what I want...say, a new this or that. Patience is a virtue, yes. Firstly, it teaches us to be wise. Secondly, it keeps us out of trouble. Thirdly, it helps us make use of our time properly.
@sharksfin (1098)
• Philippines
2 Jun 09
Forgot to say how long can I wait... hmmm... I have pretty stretched patience so it's not really a problem. Just don't make me wait when it's terribly hot!
• Indonesia
3 Jun 09
I can only wait for 30 minutes max. More than that I consider that the person is either lying or lazy, and I will leave him/her. I don't like to wait, and people who always come late really make me angry
• Malaysia
2 Jun 09
Just last night I was waiting my sister for almost two hours. Luckily I had company while waiting. But if I am alone I can be patience if I know the specific time that person will arrive. Then I can plan what I will do to kill the waiting time. It is very irritated if someone said they will arrive at a certain time and actually they were late for more than an hour.
@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
2 Jun 09
It seems to me that my life is mostly about waiting. I often find myself waiting for people to come and it takes such a long time before they come. I debate whether I should just go but I never do. I just wait, just like waiting for Godot. Cheers!!
• Philippines
2 Jun 09
Quite so often in the past when cellphones were not even invented yet! I always carried a book and a mystery or an action packed paperback always did their trick and before i knew it i had waited for hours and no time has gone wasted because i had a great time reading! Nowadays it depends on who, why and where i have to wait. I can always carry my laptop and get into mylot and hopefully the waiting will be over before the battery gets very, very low! Hi France! Patience really is a virtue but sometimes when i seem to have lost it and my eyes get tired of reading the small prints i just spend the extra time window shopping.
@faisai (1140)
• Hong Kong
2 Jun 09
I have been waiting for nearly an hour for friend some years ago. I was so annoyed about it because the original time was proposed by him but he was late. He was so late and he didn't even give me a call until I call him after tens of minutes of waiting only to find out that he is still on the way. This put me into a very difficult situation where as he is already on the way, I cannot just leave. I just hate people getting late... not to mention late for so long.
• Singapore
2 Jun 09
If my friend or whoever could give me a good reason why she/he is going to be late, I won't mind waiting for an hour. If the person can't be reached over the phone, I wont have patience to wait for one hour. Depending on my relationship with the person. If the person is an insurance agent for instance in which we are meeting up to discuss about my policy, I would leave after 10 to 15 mins. I have friends that are habitually late for our gatherings. We will tell her we meet at 2pm while in actual fact we are meeting at 3.30pm coz we know how long she is going to be late.
• United States
2 Jun 09
I'm used to waiting. It seems my entire family id late for any occasion you plan with them. My aunt is the worst. She's usually over 2 or 3 hours late. I rarely plan anything with them because you're forced to spend all day waiting and doing something with them that would hae only taken an hour or so otherwise. I have learned to tell them at least an hour earlier then when I really want to do whatever we have planned. I'm not always patient though, I try to be, but it gets ridiculous.