I kept looking at the telephone, waiting for it to ring, but it did not. I could have easily dialed the number from where I was expecting the call but the thought why should I do that first would just not let me budge from my chair.
I am not the only one, but most of us exhibit this kind of behavior many times in our lives. Basically the reason behind such behavior is not that we have extreme patience, it’s just that our ego is sometimes too inflated. There is this urge to be recognized as a person who is considered as someone special and of importance, who comes with the skills others lack. And believe me it is self-destroying!
This three letter word holds you back from saying the words which you are dying to say. It would not let you do things which a level headed person would just normally do. Maybe the person on the other side is also going through the same dilemma. Waiting for my call and making small round imprints on the luxury bathroom rug with his toe! Someone has to take that first step and bridge the gap. Someone needs to build the bridge. So why not I? I can’t be that bad of an architect anyhow!
I picked up the receiver and dialed the number…