I'm not known for having much patience. Just ask my husband and children! They will tell you, well at least the husband would. What are some things that I don't have patience for you ask? Well, I'll tell you!
The first thing that I don't have patience for is crying children in a movie theater. One time J and I were at a movie (before we had kids) and a baby in front of us started to fuss. Now, I can understand a little fussing but this lady would NOT leave the theater. The baby squawked for a good 10 minutes before she finally took him out! I couldn't pay attention to the movie which I paid a good amount for. I got so flustered that I actually expressed my frustrations out loud. I don't know if she heard me or not but J was horrified. He was so embarrassed of my actions but I couldn't help it. I've tried to be better. Once we had children, I made the decision that I wouldn't take my children to the theater with me. P didn't attend his first movie until he was 4-years-old. I wanted to make sure that he'd be able to sit still for the entire movie and not make a scene. Luckily, he did amazingly well ..... it helped that it was the cartoon Toy Story 3 as well!
Another thing I don't have patience for is bad drivers. I will openly admit that I have road rage. I don't get to the point that I'd pull a gun on someone or anything but I can get pretty heated. I try to keep somewhat cool and collected while the kids are in the car but sometimes I blow my top and yell. I can't stand when people are too busy looking at their phones to realize that the light turned green. I get pretty hot and bothered when people drive under the speed limit or if they don't use their turn signals. I think that I've gotten a little better since I've had kids ... hopefully.
I think I'll share one more. It isn't necessarily the last but I'll spare you all the rest. In my church, on the first Sunday of the month, we church members are given an opportunity to bear our testimony. I was always taught that we are to bear our testimony about our Savior. Some people choose to use the time to express their appreciation for friends (which can be okay), some people get up there and give travelogues of their family vacation, and some people get up there and talk about their health problems. I understand that people like to share but I, personally, feel that it is a time to express our love for and our belief in our Savior. J gets embarrassed of me because sometimes I get grumpy. I would never ever say anything to these people but I sometimes can't sit there. I feel bad but I get so flustered that I sometimes I have to leave and "get a drink" or "use the restroom."
I hope this doesn't offend anyone. It certainly wasn't my intent. I just started to think about patience and realized that I really don't have much of it! Hopefully I can work on that. What do you have patience for or what do you not have patience for?