2360. Good things come to those who wait
© Bruce Goodman 18 February 2022

Lester used often the not uncommon saying, “Good things come to those who wait”. He might have said it often but he certainly didn’t live it. He was most hated for his shocking rudeness when every weekend at the village market he would push himself to the front of every queue.

It was Norm who spoke for all when he said to Lester, “Once again, you’re pushing yourself ahead of those of us who are waiting in line. Know that good things come to those of us who wait.” Every waiting villager in the line knew exactly what Norm meant. It had happened before.

The following Saturday Norm bought along his baseball bat. Lester pushed ahead to the front of the waiting line.

As Lorna of 34 Hillsbury Crescent later said, “He had it coming. We feel exonerated. Good things come to those who wait.”

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