How Are You Waiting

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How Are You Waiting - Quiz

Do you need to have everything right here, right now? Or are you so laid-back you're almost sleeping? Find out how impatient you are.


You May Get

You are a bit of a Jacob!

You really hate waiting or anything you consider a waste of time. Slow down. Chill out. Living at the pace you do is not good for your health – mental or physical.In the Bible Jacob was the twin who didn’t want to be second, so he grabbed hold of his brother Esau’s heel as they were being born. He wrestled with God in the desert; demanding a blessing before he would let go. But he had to learn patience when his future father-in-law made him work 7 years before he was allowed to marry his beloved Rachel (and even then he was tricked into marrying the older sister first!). Read the story hereYes, it’s good to go for it; but for the very best you might need to be prepared to wait....Time to think and Wait...More than 42 million people are currently displaced because of conflict or persecution and are waiting to go home.Around 20% of the world’s children are still waiting for routine vaccinations against measles, a major cause of child mortality (Millennium Developmenet Goals 2006 figures).

You are a bit of a Ruth!

You have got a balanced attitude to waiting, although you don’t particularly like it. However, you are so organised you don't leave much room for spontaneous fun or surprises. Take a break from the routine from time to time.In the Bible Ruth didn’t wait, when her husband died, to say she would stick with her mother-in-law. She didn’t hesitate even though this meant travelling to a strange land. Once there she was prepared to wait for God to provide for her the husband and family she so longed for. Read it hereYou know how to wait and to trust but may be you could do some things without hesitation, especially when it comes to loyalty and friendship....Time to think and Wait...Almost 50% of children in Southern Asia are underweight and waiting for food.More than 50% of women in Southern Asia and  sub-Saharan Africa continue to wait for the services of a skilled health worker when they give birth (Millennium Developmenet Goals 2006 figures).

You are a bit of a Mary!

You are very laid-back and waiting doesn’t really bother you. There is usually someone you can talk to while you wait so you don’t mind the odd queue.In the Bible Mary didn’t hesitate, when visited by the angel, to say ‘yes’ to God; her quiet but strong response was, “may his words come true in my life”. Mary is remembered for a spontaneous outpouring of joy as she sang of God’s goodness which fills the hungry and his love which lifts the humble.  Christians still sing her words today. Later, after Jesus' death, she knew what it was to wait in the darkness for God’s Easter dawn to break. Read about Mary in the Gospel of LukeYou know what it is to wait and to trust even in difficult circumstances; don’t lose the spontaneity of joyful praise and the readiness to say ‘yes’ to God and other people....Time to think and Wait...Around 38 million children in sub-Saharan Africa are waiting for an education and have not yet enrolled in primary school.Almost one-quarter of the developing world’s population is waiting for access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation (Millennium Developmenet Goals 2006 figures).
Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The phone rings at home one evening – how do you respond?
    • A. 

      You are already busy on your laptop but you answer it anyway. You stick the phone under your shoulder and carry on working while on the phone to your friend making appropriate listening noises!

    • B. 

      If you are free you answer it otherwise you let it go on the answer-phone and call back at a time to suit you.

    • C. 

      You immediately stop what you are doing, grab the phone and settle down on the sofa for a good catch-up.

  • 2. 
    You’re queueing for a big Cup game when an unstaffed turnstile suddenly opens but in the rush you end up further back than you were before. Do you …
    • A. 

      Hardly notice, you’ve never been late for a match before. Anyway, it gives you time to catch up with some old workmates you bump into.

    • B. 

      Swear quietly as you were desperate for a cup of coffee in the ground before the match and it’s so annoying to see other people walk to the front of the queue.

    • C. 

      Wait for the next empty turnstile to open while texting a friend already inside to line up a pint as timing is now rather tight.

  • 3. 
    You’ve got a small basket of shopping but all checkouts are busy. Do you …
    • A. 

      Wander over to the cigarette counter, get served pretty quickly and go home to cook a meal. Supermarkets are always busy, what do you expect?

    • B. 

      You get in the queue and strike up a conversation with the person in front of you. You discover you know lots of people in common and the time passes quickly.

    • C. 

      Ditch the shopping and leave the shop. There’s bound to be something to eat at home and anyway you have far too much to do tonight to face a big queue.

  • 4. 
    You are in a serious traffic jam on the way home from work. Do you …
    • A. 

      Use the time to catch up with friends on your hands-free kit. It's always been worth every penny – you can even see the point of queues.

    • B. 

      Turn round and try and find a different way home using rat-runs and cutting through residential areas. You drive too fast to make up for lost time and get home annoyed that your journey took 10 minutes longer than normal.

    • C. 

      Put on some music and even catch up with the news while making a mental note of your tasks for the next day at work. You stay pretty calm and get home 15 minutes late.

  • 5. 
    You are out for lunch and it has been 20 minutes since you ordered and there is no sign of your food. Do you ….
    • A. 

      This would never happen – after 10 minutes you would have found the manager and asked what the delay was. After 20 minutes you would have left without paying.

    • B. 

      You quietly catch the eye of the waiter and explain the problem. You are polite but clear that you had expected to be able to eat within an hour.

    • C. 

      You were so busy chatting that you had not noticed the time. You don’t bother asking where your food is as it is obvious the restaurant is busy. It always arrives in the end.

  • 6. 
    You are shopping online and spot that new HD Ready flat screen TV with 20% off today! Do you …
    • A. 

      Check on other sites first to see if it is a good deal and then look at the state of your bank balance. After careful reflection you decide you would like it but don’t need it. Maybe next Christmas.

    • B. 

      Ring some friends to see what they think of the deal and discover two of them own one anyway. By the time you get off the phone, there’s something good on TV and you think ‘maybe tomorrow’.

    • C. 

      Buy it immediately – you know you plan to get one anyway so why wait? It’s a bargain and you can always put it on the credit card.

  • 7. 
    It’s the last delivery date before Christmas and the big online present order you made months ago has still not come. Do you …
    • A. 

      Get really stressed as you’ve written the day in big red letters in your diary. You leave stroppy messages with the firm, chase the post office and blame yourself for not going to the shop.

    • B. 

      Ring up the firm but calmly tell yourself you will always get your money back if the order doesn’t come. You check your bank statement and decide to cancel before the money goes out.

    • C. 

      Carry on as normal, deciding it will always come tomorrow, after all you’ve never believed in official deadlines. … but you arrange to go shopping with friends just in case. More fun!

  • 8. 
    The Christmas Post Office queue is stretching down the road and the car is parked on a yellow line as you try to send off great aunt Mary’s parcel to Australia. Do you …
    • A. 

      Start looking at the new range of cards the post office is now selling and decide to buy some. As for the car, well surely traffic wardens wouldn’t be that mean at Christmas?

    • B. 

      Complain loudly to everyone in the queue, you know this is the last chance to post. By the time you reach the counter you are very rude to the assistant and prepare for battle with any lurking traffic wardens.

    • C. 

      Ask the elderly gentleman in front to keep your place while you make a few checks on the car. It’s ok and you bide your time until you are at the front.

  • 9. 
    A friend suggests you train for a charity 10k run.  After a few training sessions it is obvious that you are much faster than they are. Do you …
    • A. 

      Suggest meeting regularly for training sessions along agreed routes but at your own pace ending up with drink in the local…

    • B. 

      Explain that running is part of your fitness regime and you’ve completed a half marathon in the past so suggest you enter together as a team but train separately.

    • C. 

      You happily slow your pace down; this is about keeping up with a mate, not winning a race. Who cares what time you do?

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