PATIENCE is a virtue. So the saying goes anyway. But is it?
Is it worth waiting for something or are we better trying to snatch it with both hands this instant?
I pondered this query as I stood waiting in a shop for an assistant to fetch me a shirt.
Obviously in the rack, they had every other size rather than mine, with shirts both larger and smaller bulging from the shelves.
The smiley assistant was very polite when he went off to search for the shirt and apologetic upon his return a few minutes later when, invariably, there were none suited to my peculiar physique.
In the end I picked another shirt which I didn't like as much and also ended up being more expensive. Good grief.
We're always queuing for something or other. Whether it's a long haul or a short wait, there's always some delay or other.
I Googled queues just before I wrote this column. There is all manner of queuing news out there should you wish to look for it.
Which, when delayed in future, you may wish to while away your time reading.
Apparently according to one website, "Britain has gone Olympic bonkers and the hunt for precious tickets has reached pandemic proportions."
Despite making the Games sound like bird flu, this site reports that people are queuing for up to nine hours for a ticket.
In Iceland, visitors are forming lines to visit former chess master Bobby Fischer's grave. That's a wait I can't understand. They must be passing the time by having a chat and moaning by the sounds of it. There are complaints that there are no souvenirs for sale and that has irked some.
Quite what they'd expect to buy relating to Fischer, who had faced extradition from Japan to the United States after defying a US boycott and playing Spassky in the former Yugoslavia, I'm not sure.
Fischer only moved to Iceland when he was granted Icelandic citizenship in 2005, and passed away three years later.
One bit of queuing news which caught my interest was motoring-related. We all know the absolute boredom which descends when sat in traffic.
As Homer Simpson poetically put it: "I pity those poor suckers on the freeway. Gas, brake, honk. Gas, brake, honk. Honk, honk, punch. Gas, gas gas!"
But our friends at Ford are aiming to make the traffic jam a thing of the past - with a queue-busting eco-friendly vehicle.
Apparently "the aim of the 'Safe Intelligent Mobility - Testfield Germany' (simTD) program is to improve traffic safety and mobility."
Arriving somewhere on time and uninjured are regulars on any traveller’s checklist so this sounds a goodie.
Apparently cars will "talk" to each other meaning that if someone brakes hard on the motorway you know about it ahead of time and the car will slow itself a little so you don't have to slam on the anchors and help cause one of those 'phantom jams' that leave us all scratching our heads.
I don’t know about you but frankly queuing news, similar to the Olympics, makes me want to be part of it.
I’m off to the Post Office!