"And endurance produces character, and character produces hope."
Patience has always been a challenge for me. Always! As a little girl, and as an adult. I may appear to be a woman of peace and patience...but those who know me, know another side of me.
For as long as I can remember, I have prayed that God help me in this department. However, the old saying, "be careful what you wish for, or pray for." Is so true. I think God puts more challenges in front of me to build my tolerance and my character.
Ironically, once again, patience is trying me... as I am writing this post, something is askew and it will not allow me to add photographs. Grr! Could this be from dropping my laptop last night? oh crapola!
Last night, after a trying night of yoga (Jerrilee introduced Tibet Yoga and my body wasn't quite ready.), I had to run a quick errand. Stop at the drug store and pick up a case of bottled water. No problem.
HOWEVER~ 1st I pull in and noticed the Redbox station (for my non-American friends~ Redbox is a national DVD movie rental franchise. Simple concept..Plug in your credit card, pick your movie rental, and on your way. Quick and easy. Just $1.00 per movie per night. AND the coolest feature is you can return it to any Redbox kiosk. Doesn't have to be the same one you got the DVD from. We love it because of the quickness and simplicity of it.)
Anyway, back to my story~
There was a boy around 10 standing there looking through the selections. He had a service dog with him. No car near him, no adults. I figured his parent must be inside the drugstore.
I'm thinking, great, I will pick up a movie for Hubby and I on my way out.
I get my case of water and get in line... There is one cashier, and six people in front of me.
Come on! Patience Janis...
They opened a second checker as it was my turn (naturally).
I make my purchase and out to the Redbox Kiosk . Oops little boy is still there. I drive over to the Kiosk so he knows I am waiting for my turn. He glares at me. I wait. I now have my Credit card in hand, car off parked in front of him. That is when I notice he is freaking playing with the Kiosk! He is clicking each movie, reading the synopses, and then moving to the next movie. He turns to me, I make that friendly nod, and hold my credit card up (my way of saying~ Im waiting for my turn.) "Mom" finally shows up and boy is begging her to let him get a movie... they argue about it being PG-13. I have now waited too long and am standing outside my car, so Mom see I am still waiting on my turn. A car pulls up with another customer so I stand behind Mom and boy in line. Mom is now freaking doing the SAME thing boy was. READING each movie, one by one. And Boy is having a rather long conversation with the new people about his service dog. Through me as I stand between them. I am so annoyed, I say, "oh never mind!", and get back in my car and leave without a movie.
Okay~ lets stop for a minute.
There are no written rules about using a Kiosk that I know of. It's kind of more of a common courtesy thing. BUT not everyone has common courtesy. So, for anyone reading this that doesn't have this, let me explain the unwritten rules when using a Kiosk...particularly a DVD rental one.
*1~ Already have an ideal of what movie you are interested in. You can go online & read about current movie releases. At least decide what category or rating. In fact go here: REDBOX to find out what is avaible near you.
*2~Make your selection, and move on
*3~ If people are waiting, and you don't know what you want, step aside, so people can return there movie, or get their selection. especially when they have been waiting for a long time (I was there 15 minutes waiting)
*4~ No one wants to hear your argument about movie selections.
*5~ If you don't have a credit card...you can't get a movie.
I know this is terrible rude of me. I apologize now for any feelings I hurt. I just have to vent this because IT DRIVES ME CRAZY!!! So if you are one of those people...STOP IT! PLEASE STOP IT NOW!
Which brings me back to patience. Was this one of those things God throws out to me to give me endurance? Is this something that needed me to get back to my center of peace?
Maybe, just maybe, I need to go do some yoga and meditation♥