Waiting is difficult for me.
I am currently waiting for two families to arrive at the office for panel night... Panel night is the last session in a series of a specific course during which prospective clients can ask current clients about the current client's experiences with the "process" and the agency and other aspects of the whole...thing.
I can't remember if I've revealed what it is that I now do... If not, that is okay, I will do so now. I am a Foster Care Social Worker for a nonprofit agency. The agency not only works with foster children and foster families, but also adoptive children and adoptive families. There.
So, I am waiting for these two families to arrive for panel night. The course the families are required to complete a nine weeks, 27 hour class. I am the trainer. I am also the social worker for several children. All this said, time is moving slowly right now.
Waiting, in general, is difficult for me. I do not like to wait for food to cook in the morning, so I generally do not eat breakfast at home (although that would be much cheaper and healthier). Also, I would rather not wake up 20 mins early so I can eat breakfast at home. Haha. I do not like waiting in line at Wal-Mart. Ugh! I do not like checking myself out (b/c that is not only the job of the company - they are not paying me to check out my own items, nor do I get a discount for doing so, therefore, I feel I should not check out my own items - but also, self-checkouts takes jobs away from ppl. I'm being serious, too. I was a cashier for many years. I didn't particularly like the job most days, but I was certainly grateful the job was mine and that I had a paycheck and that my job wasn't taken away by customers checking themselves out.)
Where was I? ......... Oh yeah.
I don't like waiting in line at Wal-Mart. The Wal-Mart that is about 45 minutes from me is one of the busiest in the Eastern US. Luckily, the Wal-Mart closest to me isn't all that busy very often.
Here are other circumstances in which I find myself disliking the wait:
- Security line at the airport
- Red light
- Phone calls (when I'm expecting one and the phone is NOT ringing... Oh my...)
- Emails, faxes, and text messages goes along with the phone calls...
- Doctor appointments (I get really nervous and wish the appointments could be set for a relatively "soon" date and not one three months away!)
- My period (longest wait EVER if it is late)
I feel as though this blog has been incredibly negative... So here is a list of circumstances in which I find myself liking the wait (or at least not disliking):
- Roller Coasters
- Planes (I actually like the anticipation of flying)
- Birthdays (the older I get, the longer I want the wait to be for the next one to arrive... Haha)
- Movies (I'm usually pretty psyched by the time a movie that I really wanna see comes out... So the wait makes the excitement all that more - exciting!)
I have a patience complex. Lol. There are some things that I am incredibly patient about -- people is one of those things. I am patient as ppl tell me about any given situation, patient as they let out the excitement, disappointment, dispair, or happiness. I am patient to a fault when it comes to ppl being whatever it is they're being. I forgive easily and am not one to hold a grudge.
But right now I am waiting for pizza and for people. Hahaha.. That sounds funny...
People are here!