Saturday, June 4, 2011

Hurry and Up! & WAIT.

Have you ever heard the story of Hurry Up! and WAIT?
Mrs. NOW

Hurry Up! is always at least 15 minutes early everywhere she goes. She sets her clock 18 minutes ahead of normal time and then her alarm clock 30 minutes earlier than the time she HAS to get up. She is often heard saying things like: “let’s get the show on the road”, “come on let’s go”, ”wouldyahurryup already”, “I’ve been waiting for hours”, and “what took you so long?”. Hurry Up! is one of THOSE people who slams her mouse up and down to make the computer go faster, decorates for Christmas BEFORE Thanksgiving, and buys schools supplies in July. Hurry Up! wants every holiday, event, milestone, and special day to be here now, and then during the moment she is of course thinking about the next one coming up so she hardly gets to enjoy any of it at all.

WAIT is of course 15 minutes late. So it really helps that all of his clocks are set ahead of normal time – people hardly notice his tardiness. He sets his alarm clock on the dot of one hour before he has to be anywhere and then he hits snooze without worrying about it. He is often heard saying things like: “don’t worry, they’ll wait”, “we have plenty of time”, “there are always 15 minutes of previews”, and “I’m on my way”. WAIT thoroughly enjoys himself all of the time and never looks ahead into the future or worries about it.

& Mr. Later


Both Hurry UP! and WAIT sleep no more than 4 hours a night. The other 2-3 hours are spent thinking about where to put each and every piece of furniture in the new house and imaging the memories that will be made. Hurry UP! wants the move day to just get here already so she can get everything just right and change her name to RELAXED and WAIT is trying to enjoy the last days of living in a log cabin but secretly dreams of re-naming himself NOW.

This is going to be the longest month ever. I wonder if the people I live with can live out of boxes for four weeks without touching a single thing?
 HA! I was having a little daydream for a second there.

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I better Hurry up and hang out with wait…………………………………….


Kate said...

This is great! No matter we get along...we're opposites. And you and my husband would br the promptest people ever if not saddled with your uber-relaxed spouses.

A Cappelli said...

We are the same over here. It drives my husband nuts that I have my clock set 20 minutes fast. And it drives me nuts that my family members are all Last Minute Larrys (except for The Baby, she has her clock set hours ahead of mine to the time when the birds start to sing).
You guys are such an adorably stinking cute couple.

Kelley Simpson said...

Awww, thanks! I love this post btw, very well said. Amazing how two people can really balance each other out!

Oilfield Trash said...

I can relate to that.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

LOL - I'm the "on time" person in my household, too. Ron is just the opposite. I had everything that could be packed in boxes for nearly 4 weeks before we moved.

kt moxie said...

Ah! Just like my family. I'm Hurry Up, and hubby is WAIT. The kids are even used to his lateness now, and my daughter is now part of the Hurry Up club. Son (age 4) has not yet taken sides. I'm trying to get him on my side so that we can out-vote Mr. Wait.

Cheeseboy said...

We all have our opposites and sometimes our opposites are are spouses. As is the case with me. If you want, I can stay up late and think of spots for your lawn chairs?

The Schweitzers said...

I am the ONLY person on time in our household. It takes 15 minutes just to get from the door to the car..."Wait! Look at this worm." or "I AM MOVING MOM!" I feel like I'm constantly tugging.

.bec said...

Very funny! D and I are serious opposites (but I'm the WAIT in our case) but I wouldn't have it any other way. :)