Monday, November 26, 2018


Haibun Monday at dVerse, and the
subject to ponder is “Wait”. 
Submitted to dVerse
November 27, 2018

The word that goes hand in hand with “wait”
is “patience”, which is said to be a virtue.  My
sainted mother always said I was behind the
door when patience was handed out, and I seem to
have little tolerance for waiting.  There is one place,
however, where I have succeeded in overcoming
my lack of patience for waiting … at the grocery
store.  Some wise marketer deemed it wise to
place the rack of tabloid magazines at checkouts.
While I would NEVER purchase one, I am quite
happy to stand in line perusing them for juicy
tidbits about my favorite celebrities, such knowledge
to pass along at next lunch with lady friends.  If the
headlines are especially appealing, I’ve been known
to choose the longest check-out line!  In most
situations, waiting is sure to find me sighing and
foot-tapping, but grocery shopping, on the other hand,
is an educational experience!
never mind the wait
tabloids are entertaining
my little secret


  1. This is delightful. I don't like waiting in line but I do read the gossip magazines like you do. There is that little thrill of seeing the stars at their worst for me :)

  2. One of my guilty pleasures too, it's just that most of the stories are baloney; still I chuckle at them.

  3. you filled that time of waiting so well, reading a guilty pleasure if i ever came across it so well said before

  4. A delightful read. It seems that those psychologists who help oragnise stores got this one right. It's like subliminal customer service!

  5. That is a good secret Bev. Never knew that waiting in that check out can be put to good use. However, I now peruse all the gossip online, ha.

  6. I am sure there are many eyes on these strategically placed tabloids. I give them no mind, I'm usually searching for my debit card!

  7. This made me smile. My mother held the same opinion of me. Reading is a saviour.

  8. I love your haibun. It made me smile... taking a sneak peak without purchase. Great!!

  9. Naughty, naughty! We've all done it - but I swear those vicious tabloids are bad for the soul...

  10. Your secret is out ;) I thoroughly enjoyed your haibun. Janice

  11. My uncle used to buy those tabloids. He was more interested in the UFOs than the celebrities.

  12. 😀 this is amusing. I'd say that it was a fun use of waiting time.


    P.s. I did that occasionally, too.

  13. Ha... yes they can be a view into another world... but my feeling is that many of the most amusing stuff has moved to the internet.