(not me, but a local who has a similar style)
“patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.”
you know you’ve been waiting quite a long time
at the secretary of state’s office
when even a minivan load of nuns get restless.
“I sometimes think I was born to live up to my name.
how could I be anything else but what I am having been named madonna?
i would have either ended up a nun or this.”
and yet another encounter with a customer service rep
this was the rest of our live chat conversation
once joel and i reached an impasse with no solution:
Joel: Still with me?
Joel: Will there be anything else I can assist you with?
Me: no, thank you anyway
Joel: I’m hoping that this matter will not involve my eagerness to help you.
Joel: Hope you had a great rest of your day.
(somehow i really had hoped that joel would have involved his eagerness to help me…)
“patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen
in a different order
than the one you have in mind.”
― david g. allen
a clock that forces you to do math to find out the time
The Albert Clock is no simple timepiece. In fact, it requires you to think pretty hard. It will tell you the time of day, but only if you can do the math to read it, as Nerdist reports.
Designed by the Paris-based Axel Schindlbeck, the clock is meant to be a mental workout, providing the mathematical calisthenics you need to keep your number skills sharp. It’s technically designed for classrooms and kids, but adults need to practice their multiplication tables regularly, too.
The digital clock has four different levels to help you ramp up your addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division abilities over time. For a real challenge, you can program it to change equations more often than every minute, so you’re presented with a new time-telling puzzle every 10 seconds.
The wall-mounted clock retails for about $300, but you can also download a mobile version of the design for free. It will make you yearn for the simplicity of analog clocks in no time.
(if i had to wake up to this, i might opt for just using the sun or wildly guessing instead)
“the two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”
credits: MNTNT, nerdist,shaunacy ferro