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Have we lost Patience as a Virture?

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Have we lost Patience as a Virture?

After reading some of the posts on this forum I believe that we have.
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Re: Have we lost Patience as a Virture?

I suppose you have to be patient to find out.  Roll eyes
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Re: Have we lost Patience as a Virture?

hurry Up my lunch is  ready
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Re: Have we lost Patience as a Virture?

I've more patience now than when I was younger.
The words 'less haste, more speed' seem appropriate.

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Re: Have we lost Patience as a Virture?

Wish I had waited, had sea bass fillets and the butcher left more bones in than he took out
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Re: Have we lost Patience as a Virture?

Not young enough to know everything
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Re: Have we lost Patience as a Virture?

Quote from: Mav
I've more patience now than when I was younger.
The words 'less haste, more speed' seem appropriate.
I'm the opposite,
I have less patience now then when I was younger simple because I have less time left and I don't want to spend it dealing with incompetent people or firms that seem to think you have all the time in the world !
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Re: Have we lost Patience as a Virture?

I find with age come the experience and confidence to deal with people and companies more succinctly, get my points across quicker and suffer fools less.
When I was younger I couldn't wait to open presents, the holiday to come round, the new TV to arrive and so on. Now I just seem to be more relaxed about it. That doesn't mean I don't give a company that drags its heels what for  Wink

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Re: Have we lost Patience as a Virture?

I believe I have more patience these days as I have learned that most procedures roll along at a steady pace no matter how frustrated I get.
As an aside I really must answer calls with 'number withheld' as they may be important. Embarrassed
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Re: Have we lost Patience as a Virture?

Quote from: pierre_pierre
the butcher left more bones in than he took out
Your fishmonger should have gone to Specsavers ( or any other well known high street opticians)  Roll eyes
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Re: Have we lost Patience as a Virture?

Swat I meant he didnt monger it he butchered it
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Re: Have we lost Patience as a Virture?

Patience is a virtue - you just to lie there and wait for things to happen
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Re: Have we lost Patience as a Virture?

I'm a lot less patient now than i was when i was younger. I was very surpressed as a young person, had no life, no prospects etc. Since solving some of those problems others have come along making life even harder than it already was.
Result? I loose my rag a lot quicker. I'm not proud of it, i don't like it and i can't even help it. It just happens. After years of being walked all over by everyone i think its a springboard sort of effect.
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Re: Have we lost Patience as a Virture?

I'm the opposite & am now exceptionally patient.
I still don't actually like waiting though Smiley
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Re: Have we lost Patience as a Virture?

You say that James, a lot of people i knew in my younger years are the same - snappy and aggressive in their younger years and now very placid.
I still have a placid side but i do get wound up a lot easier and quicker than i used to over some things. Cars are one of them. Since learning to drive i've become quite a miserable s*d when in fact i should love the freedom. Trouble is that cars bring all sorts of other problems with them that you don't see before becoming a motorist.
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