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Patience is a virtue when I was working, our corporation had a “login script” that ran each time someone logged into Windows. It took a while. The first thing the script did was to display the message: “Patience is a virtue.” Among my faults, lack of patience probably ranks up there near the top, and so it is totally out of character for me to do what I am about to do: be patient.

I have spent the past 4 hours researching, writing and rewriting a long article for publication on this web site. It involved some new ideas (for me) about the coding of data on 1961 Hawaiian Birth Certificates. It could be published as it stands, but it could be better with information I might be able to get tomorrow. So I’m going to wait, as much as it galls me. All I will say is that I am not satisfied with ANY of the current explanations of the penciled notations on Hawaiian certificates.

This article allows me to let off some of the tension.

9 Responses to Patience is a virtue

  1. Paper July 26, 2012 at 9:37 pm  (Quote) #

    Oh fine, it’s all right for you to be patient. What about the rest of us?! ;-}

  2. donna July 26, 2012 at 9:39 pm  (Quote) #

    you do GREAT work, doc

    and i’m reminded of a quote:

    patience is a virtue

    possess it if you can

    seldom in a woman

    and never in a man

  3. Keith July 26, 2012 at 9:49 pm  (Quote) #

    Look around you, Doc.

    Self denial is UN-AMERICAN!

    Patience are for Doctors. Oh… wait…

    I mean: don’t wait.

    I mean: oh fuggetaboddit!

    We want the world and we want it … now?

  4. ASK Esq July 26, 2012 at 10:12 pm  (Quote) #

    I can save you some time and trouble, Doc. It turns out that Yoko Ono, having been born in Japan but living in the US for years, had secretly moved to Hawaii to get one of those Hawaiian birth certificates they were handing out to Japanese natives. She was so impressed, she stayed and worked for the HDOH for a while in 1961. She was fired when it was discovered that she had written random 9’s on everything. She later used that experience to help craft the worst Beatles song ever.

  5. misha July 27, 2012 at 12:00 am  (Quote) #

    ASK Esq: She later used that experience to help craft the worst Beatles song ever.

    By Jove, I think you’ve got it.

  6. Vic July 27, 2012 at 12:22 am  (Quote) #

    ASK Esq:
    I can save you some time and trouble, Doc. …. She later used that experience to help craft the worst Beatles song ever.

    Doc, take all the time you need. It’s gonna be a long time until I can concentrate on your report anyway, since thanks to ASK Esq, I have to stop laughing first.

  7. JPotter July 27, 2012 at 12:33 am  (Quote) #

    It’s isn’t a song, it’s an experience 😛

  8. Whatever4 July 27, 2012 at 1:02 am  (Quote) #

    Sent you an email, Doc. Another data point.

  9. foreigner July 27, 2012 at 4:20 am  (Quote) #

    mark it as preliminary draft

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