A co-worker and I were talking about a very good movie that I was not able to force myself to sit through because it has subtitles. I explained that I am usually multi-tasking when I watch a movie (at home) so subtitles were distressing to me. I have the opportunity to see the movie in a setting where I would pretty much be just watching the movie, so I am considering it...
My coworker asked me what I do when I go to a movie theater, and I said "Suffer." Which is sort of true. I am very impatient during the pre-show, announcements, trailers for new releases, etc. But I am very selective about the movies I go to the theater to watch, and am usually pretty much involved in the story. But if I am not, I do suffer.
I was re-reading my post from 2-2-11 and realized that both with cooking and watching movies, I do not have much patience. I do not think that is new. In fact, that has been a hallmark of mine for many years.
One of the hardest things for me to learn, when I went to work at the prison was to be patient: there are just times during the day when I can not see patients. There are just times when the officers who bring patients out to see clinicians are too busy to do that part of their job. There is just down time in this job. It was a most distressing feeling for the longest time, but eventually I learned to slow it down, but also be prepared to do something different when I can not see patients on my schedule.
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