THE WAITING, THE ENDLESS WAITING!

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Y'know those times where you can do nothing about something but wait for a while? God dammit, doesn't it suck? How do you usually cope?

I cope pretty badly. I just sent off my provisional license application today so that I may finally be allowed to buy booze and have a somewhat active social life once more since my old, crappy citizencard finally stopped working on absolutely everyone.

It's been a good few months since I went out properly, such is my fear of it being rejected. It took that long, and the assistance of a few non retarded friends to get this damn thing done, and I'm still worried that I got something terribly wrong.

Obviously I want to have my independance back as soon as possible, so this holds some pretty high stakes in my mind. They say that it can take up to three weeks, and that's if nothing goes wrong. I'll practically have to send it off again if I need to correct anything.

So here I sit, wondering how I'm going to get that one off my mind for however long it takes for this to get finished.

I think I cope pretty well with waiting.
But when it starts taking too long it keeps poping into my mind, like when I've bought something and it's supposed to come by post and the place I buy it from sais 4-7 days and when 14 days have passed I start to get pretty worried.
But usually I don't have too many troubles when it comes to waiting.

I've had that feeling with Rayman Legends ever since it launched... WHY UBISOFT WHY MUST YOU BE SO STUPID!

But when I go get that feeling I simply block the thing I want from my mind until I actually get it. For example, if a package I want gets sent back to the post office because I wasn't there to collect it I simply block the package out of my mind until the day after.

I've had Bioshock Infinite preordered for over a year.

In fact, I'm not even sure if I know exactly where the receipt with my preorder information on it is anymore.

I've mostly been 'coping' by not thinking about it, thinking about other things instead.

I should probably look for that receipt at some point.

Waiting is a huuuuuuge pain in the butt. It makes time longer and everything, it helps at learning patience though.

We've been waiting for Episode 3 for how long? I've just convinced myself it isn't coming out so I'll be pleasantly surprised if and when it ever does.

I'm actually normally like that, a worrywart, and it's never worring about, say, how a relative reached their destination, it's always worry that I did something wrong. Not sure whether it's because I'm self centered or because the odds of an accident are really quite low, but I digress. Recently, however, I've started forcefully forgetting about it, and it helps. Since there's nothing I can do there's really no point in brooding about it, and if I suddenly come across something I can do, I remember instantly.

Allow me to depress you all.

Right now I'm waiting for the vote of no confidence in our National Assembly to end, so we can get the results on whether or not our country is sending the government off with the red card. And the waiting is fucking annoying.

7 minutes to go. And it will be a long 7 minutes.

I have to wait for Star Citizen. I want to play it now dammit!

The creator made my favorite game on Earth. Suffice it to say, I'm excited for it.

Right now i'm waiting for Liege of Leggends to download. Having a swanky new PC does nothing to your download speed unfortunately.

In the long run i'm waiting for Atlus to stop being incompetent and release Persona 4 Arena in the EU some time this year. It's literally gonna be the exact same localisation as the NA version that came out last August. Gee thanks Atlus, hope the online community hasn't fucked off in the past YEAR.

In the very long run i'm waiting for the sweet release of death. 'S pretty hype.

I'm currently waiting for a doctors appointment for an ear syringing, having to deal with no sound in my left ear and a very high pitched ringing noise in the mean time.

March 5th was apparently the earlier they had available, I may go insane due to the ringing before then.

I dont think booze alone can fix your social life...

shrekfan246:
I've had Bioshock Infinite preordered for over a year.

In fact, I'm not even sure if I know exactly where the receipt with my preorder information on it is anymore.

I've mostly been 'coping' by not thinking about it, thinking about other things instead.

I should probably look for that receipt at some point.

Just think if they didn't push it back that last time we'd have had it since yesterday. Alas...

I've been thinking about it quite a bit. Honestly its the only title I've really been excited about for long time. I doubt I'll care about any other games this year either except maybe The Last of Us. Maybe...

I just want to ride around on the skylines. It could be just me, but I don't think I've ever played a shooter that offered a mobile rail shooting gameplay style quiet as freely as this.

Waiting?
WAITING?

I actually don't spend all that much time 'waiting' for things. I mean, there are things I'm looking forward to, sure, but I've got too much going on to be able to classify myself as actually 'waiting.' Usually I get distracted with other things, every once and a while being reminded of that one thing that I would be waiting for - if I didn't have other stuff going on - and being like 'oh, yeah. That.'

Waiting is a bitch, but the best way I've found to cope with it is to not be actively waiting. Or, at the very least, convince yourself you're not. There's always something else to do.

I mostly fill the time with animating. Filling in the gaps when waiting for something is the only time a really time-consuming hobby becomes useful.
For the recording, waiting to meet my significant other. Long-distance sucks.

Vault101:
I dont think booze alone can fix your social life...

Nope, but I pretty much don't have much of a social life right now. Hell, even if I wasn't a drinker, the amount of places that require ID just for entry is mind boggling these days. Not to mention the fact that I am shit out of half decent 15 rated horror movies...

Honestly, I'm almost giddy waiting for bioshock infinite now that you will get X-COM as well from steam. I can't flipping WAIT for that gaming marathon to come around. It's hard to play other games at the moment because it's all I can think about while playing them.

Waiting for baseball season is the worst. There is only so much excitement that can happen in an offseason, and if not much is going on, you're stuck with nothing to do for four months. Sure, you have football, but that is only one Sunday a week. There is no real way to cope, you can only suffer.

You need a licence to buy booze? No offence OP but what hellhole of a country do you live in?!

OT: I'm usually an incredibly patient person, although my hobby of fishing may have something to do with that.

Grouchy Imp:
You need a licence to buy booze? No offence OP but what hellhole of a country do you live in?!

England. It's a provisional drivers license which is also one of the main forms of ID/proof of age here.

Reminds me of the wait for Fighting is Magic until the C&D. Not going into the C&D itself and I do ask others not to derail this topic with it, but it was quite the wait for a rare fighting game that I actually had interest in, not only due to ze poniez but for seeming like more than a mindless button masher that still was simple enough to pick up and play for a complete novice like myself and the people that I know. Refused to play the leak too, so I waited longer than some others.

Also, Battlefront 3. I will never forget waiting for that for years on end just to watch my hopes steadily wither away, just to find out years after I completely gave up on it that allegedly LucasArts actively sabotaged the game. Fuck LucasArts with an alchohol-soaked cactus on fire.

Doclector:

Grouchy Imp:
You need a licence to buy booze? No offence OP but what hellhole of a country do you live in?!

England. It's a provisional drivers license which is also one of the main forms of ID/proof of age here.

Ah, driving licence. Sorry, I misunderstood what you meant by 'licence'. As a UK resident too, can I suggest using your passport (accepted proof of age) or one of those Prove It 18 cards you can pick up at newsagents? There's no need to worry about rejections from those, you're either old enough or you aren't. Of the two I'd recommend the Prove It card, because getting drunk whilst in possession of your passport can lead to unexpected complications. :)

Try some meditation - sit down with your back nice and strait with your hands on your lap. Focus on your breath. Feel your breath go in and out of your lungs. Every time that you find your mind wandering just recognize that it is happening, remind yourself that the thoughts you are having are just thoughts, and gently draw your mind back to your breath.

:)

Grouchy Imp:

Doclector:

Grouchy Imp:
You need a licence to buy booze? No offence OP but what hellhole of a country do you live in?!

England. It's a provisional drivers license which is also one of the main forms of ID/proof of age here.

Ah, driving licence. Sorry, I misunderstood what you meant by 'licence'. As a UK resident too, can I suggest using your passport (accepted proof of age) or one of those Prove It 18 cards you can pick up at newsagents? There's no need to worry about rejections from those, you're either old enough or you aren't. Of the two I'd recommend the Prove It card, because getting drunk whilst in possession of your passport can lead to unexpected complications. :)

Well, I used to use a citizencard. However, some people never accepted it, and now most people around here have stopped entirely. Never heard of anyone rejecting a drivers licence for ID. Unless it's fucking ancient, of course. Really fucking ancient.

Doclector:

Grouchy Imp:

Doclector:
England. It's a provisional drivers license which is also one of the main forms of ID/proof of age here.

Ah, driving licence. Sorry, I misunderstood what you meant by 'licence'. As a UK resident too, can I suggest using your passport (accepted proof of age) or one of those Prove It 18 cards you can pick up at newsagents? There's no need to worry about rejections from those, you're either old enough or you aren't. Of the two I'd recommend the Prove It card, because getting drunk whilst in possession of your passport can lead to unexpected complications. :)

Well, I used to use a citizencard. However, some people never accepted it, and now most people around here have stopped entirely. Never heard of anyone rejecting a drivers licence for ID. Unless it's fucking ancient, of course. Really fucking ancient.

No, you're right there. Driver's licences and Passports are the two 'absolute' proofs of age, but I'm surprised to hear that some places have stopped accepting other forms of ID. Mind you, I'm one of the haggard few who have never been ID'd, even when I was only fourteen (and yes, I can feel your hate). Well I sincerely hope your approval comes through in a timely fashion, and until that time count yourself lucky that you look young enough to be ID'd!

Grouchy Imp:

Doclector:

Grouchy Imp:

Ah, driving licence. Sorry, I misunderstood what you meant by 'licence'. As a UK resident too, can I suggest using your passport (accepted proof of age) or one of those Prove It 18 cards you can pick up at newsagents? There's no need to worry about rejections from those, you're either old enough or you aren't. Of the two I'd recommend the Prove It card, because getting drunk whilst in possession of your passport can lead to unexpected complications. :)

Well, I used to use a citizencard. However, some people never accepted it, and now most people around here have stopped entirely. Never heard of anyone rejecting a drivers licence for ID. Unless it's fucking ancient, of course. Really fucking ancient.

No, you're right there. Driver's licences and Passports are the two 'absolute' proofs of age, but I'm surprised to hear that some places have stopped accepting other forms of ID. Mind you, I'm one of the haggard few who have never been ID'd, even when I was only fourteen (and yes, I can feel your hate). Well I sincerely hope your approval comes through in a timely fashion, and until that time count yourself lucky that you look young enough to be ID'd!

Heh, I look about 14 without my goddamn beard. And even with it I still get ID'd.

Of course, the thing that sucks is that I feel about 40.

Thanks anyways.

It looks as though there is another Gimli fan among us.
Personally, I deal with waiting by getting other smaller things. Like the latest update on a webcomic, the newest video on your favorite YouTube Channel, or doing something with instant gratification. Playing video games and generally getting your mind off of things helps.

Doclector:

Grouchy Imp:

Doclector:
Well, I used to use a citizencard. However, some people never accepted it, and now most people around here have stopped entirely. Never heard of anyone rejecting a drivers licence for ID. Unless it's fucking ancient, of course. Really fucking ancient.

No, you're right there. Driver's licences and Passports are the two 'absolute' proofs of age, but I'm surprised to hear that some places have stopped accepting other forms of ID. Mind you, I'm one of the haggard few who have never been ID'd, even when I was only fourteen (and yes, I can feel your hate). Well I sincerely hope your approval comes through in a timely fashion, and until that time count yourself lucky that you look young enough to be ID'd!

Heh, I look about 14 without my goddamn beard. And even with it I still get ID'd.

Of course, the thing that sucks is that I feel about 40.

Thanks anyways.

No bother, pal.

And if I may offer a final parting piece of advice - I'm 32 but still make time a couple of times a week to dick about like I was 22 again. Responsibilities will always make us feel older than we are, the trick to dealing with it is to set aside a few hours a week to regress. I know that sounds a bit preachy, and I feel a bit dirty for saying it like that, but it's true.

Have a good 'un fella.

I spent 7 and a half years waiting for the fourth Sly Cooper game. The wait is over now, but still, lots of hype building done in that time.

The last two Coheed albums come to mind. One was released 2 days before my birthday and the other was released 3 weeks ago.


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After hearing that, try waiting 8 months for the album to drop, only to hear that it's on their next album, which drops in another 4 months.

Unfortunately the last album didn't live up to the hype, and to me is their weakest album thus far. I still like them though, but seriously... That song gave me such an ear boner.

Still waiting on Starbound.
Missed two estimations flat out, so at this stage I'm guessing it'll land around June.

...And then it'll get pushed back to August..then finally September.
Because good games launching in the summer are a myth. -_-

I'm pretty impatient as a rule. I think I've gotten a little better as I've gotten older, but I still suck at waiting in general.

Waiting...
Waiting...
Waiting...

Sorry, couldn't resist channeling Pink Floyd. :-P

I cannot for the life of me wait in the DMV. For those of you who don't live in the States, DMV stands for the Department of Motor Vehicles. Such a boring place.

No Doctor Who until April. No MLP until at least 6 months. No Warped Tour for me until August. No spring break until the week after next.

-twitch-

I'm not a big fan of waiting.

Depends on what I'm waiting for, if I know how long I have to wait for a thing to happen then I have an easier time dealing with it. Things being late is what pisses me off to no end, when someone says they'll meet you at a certain time and then they're either late or they don't show up at all without contacting you to let you know what's going on, that really gets on my tits.

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