An unexpected benefit of running a business is that you’ll never be bored again. You won’t while away an afternoon watching the clock because there will always be something to do.

In just a couple days on jury duty (not selected yet!) I’ve been given a reminder of my pre-Hymie’s professional career. Lord, I was bored! At least during the years I was a dishwasher there was work to do.

A friend and former Hymie’s employee had an early band called the Waiting Place, which borrowed its name from one of our kids’ favorite Dr. Seuss books, Oh, the Places You’ll Go. I looked for it this morning but I couldn’t find the myspace page again (you can’t blame artists for packing away early works like that if it’s their choice). Either way, it was a great choice for a name.



by Dr. Seuss (from Oh, the Places You’ll Go)

Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come,
or a plane to go or the mail to come,
or the rain to go or the phone to ring,
or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or No
or waiting for their hair to grow.

Everyone is just waiting.

Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night

or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.

Everyone is just waiting.

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