Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Time for a Light Drabble

Yes. The Drabble topic this week is "light." Thanks Aheila.

You could have made that! Can't you see I'm in a hurry?
Now I have to sit and wait through the whole cycle. And there’s nothing on the radio. How does every station have commercials on?
Is this longer than normal? It’s been at least two minutes.
Let's see. No texts on my phone.
I should use this time to practice my patience. Hey, kids in the back seat! Be quiet!
Okay. I see yellow the other way. Finally it’s almost our turn!
What? No arrow! The person in front of me wasn’t pulled up far enough.
Stupid light!


Jennie Bennett said...

I got totally frustrated reading this because I've been there. Good on ya for getting my emotions going :)

Anonymous said...

I feel your pain here, Tara.

Couple of weeks ago, I missed a light because the, ummm, driver in front of me sat through a light, busy doing whatever the heck he was doing. I finally honked, and he drove off through a yellow, leaving guess who to wait another cycle.

I DID get to experiment with a hashtag on Twitter, tho.


ali cross said...

ROFL! Isn't it terrible how impatient we've become? We have to be always DOING, even when stopped at a red light? We check for email, tweets, texts . . . whatever happened to just . . . sitting . . . for a few minutes?

Your poem made me think I really need to work on this!!

Anonymous said...

There should be a law, only talk on your phone while waiting for a light, but get going and hang up when it's green. HA-Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!

Catch My Words said...

When I think about it, I play the stomach crunch game. When you get to the light, try to hold your stomach in until the light turns green. Voila! Instant work out.


Kelly Said said...

hehehe! And here I thought I was the only one who had "blockers" in their life, lol! Good to know I'm not alone, that others suffer as I do, you know, when were at the height of our most hurried moment, fate says: "Oh, you're in a rush? Excellent, here's a gift, nothing fancy, just a little something to test the limitations of your patience." ;D

Nice piece of writing (^_^)
kellysaid :)

Laura Josephsen said...

HA! I can totally relate to this--nice job!

Weaver said...

I attended a conference last year for work and one of the general session speakers was the daughter of Alan Funt (Candid Camera). She was wonderful, and she talked about making sure we schedule what she called white spaces. She was referring to our calendars. We get so busy we don't take time to sit quietly and just be still, relax. Do nothing. She suggested that rather than being angry or frustrated to take a white page moment when you miss a light.

I try and think about that now.

Precy Larkins said...

Ha! I can totally relate. ;)

Cathy said...

LOL! You captured it perfectly! I love it!

MISH said...

This is every motorist's nightmare ... the traffic-light-frustration-syndrome ! You've nailed it !

Dana said...

Excellent! It's like you've taken the words right out of my mouth...

Tara Tyler said...

Glad so many can relate! So who are the people that sit at the light annoying us? he he!

and I like the suggestions, exercise or think of white space - unfortunately I would more likely draw a blank on where I was going!

Kelly, you said it, woman!
You too, Heather!

Dennis M Lane said...


Really enjoyed this. I'm going give this to my partner, she needs to read it!

Rhonda @Laugh Quotes said...

LOL- my favorite line - I should use this time to practice my patience.

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