What’s The Rush!
-The Helper, 2006
In my 42 years of living in the vicinity of
Yesterday, I was making my daily run to our local supermarket (childless) to restock some provisions (chicken and carrot raviolis – the Helper’s main food staple.) I always try to use the self-service check out. I like this idea, I can check out at my own pace… quick! I can bag the items the way I want, so nothing gets crushed in transit.
While I was in the middle of scanning my eighteen piece order (no, I wasn’t on a twelve items or less line) a man gets on line behind me. Once I completed and paid for my order I walked to the end of the belt to bag my items, eighteen in all, should take about twenty seconds, right? Well, the man behind me steps up to the scanner and proceeds to start his order. Six two liter bottles of soda, start sliding their way down the belt and slam into my container of fresh baked rainbow cookies (a reward for, Mommy and Daddy, working so hard lately.)
Being a “rough and tough” New Yorker I needed to combat this blatant inconsideration with a stern response, “Excuse Me! A little patience, please, I’ll be done in a minute!” To which I received a “humph” and “snort,” …so much for civility at the supermarket.
It just seems that the life’s pace is ever increasing, for all of us. Whether by our own choice or external pressures, things are just moving way too fast.
I don’t know about you, but I, for one, am in no rush to sprint toward the finish line!
I will try to employ my four year old’s mantra stated above… he’s wise beyond his years.
And that’s The TRUTH!
This Week’s Links:
A selection of some great stuff that I’ve come across this week…
- Our friend, Steve at Inside Fatherhood recently posted an article on: 10 Ways to Become a Better Parent This Week
- Tino Buntic has started a great project. If you haven’t been there yet you must check it out:2000 Bloggers
of Natural History American Museum
- Long Island Families posted on article with some great tips for big broods: Big Broods – They’re Back!
- Another Newsday piece on dreaming and its influence on our lives: Dream A Little Dream…Of Self Discovery