Yesterday while I was on hold waiting to talk to a customer care specialist for Cigna (my medical insurance provider), I thought about the following: We live in a world dominated by convenient products/services to counterbalance our busy lifestyles. However, how much time do I spend waiting. Just waiting!
Detailed below is my waiting list:
- Computer tech support.
- Cable TV.
- Waiting for my reservation/table at a popular restaurant.
- Standing in line at a movie theater or for a ticketed art museum exhibit.
- Doctors’ appointments.
- The post office (USPS).
- TSA security lines at the airport.
What’s on your list?
Jimmy, greetings from beautiful Oklahoma, where I can’t wait to carve that well-cooked Turkey..Kahlil Gibran writes:”We live only to discover beauty,all else is a form of waiting”..
Dirk: Beautiful quote.
Of course there’s the cashier and returns line. As for the doctor’s office, it’s amazing how waiting time consistently varies by geography; 1 to 3 hours past appointment time in FL excepting dentists where one is consistently seen on time, minimal for all medical specialties in NJ, ID and N CA.
Jeff: Thanks for weighing in.