Impatience can be fatal. Crossing a road in a rush, raising a fire without due caution, blasting off into space with dodgy untested technology are quick for instances.
Patience is indeed one of the harder virtues to instil in a man. Sometimes I'm really good and sometimes I am quite atrocious. Watch me working on a slow network for hilarious, yet disturbing fits of insanity.
I believe I have too high an expectation of technology on occasion. Load times are my favourite yardstick. Jeff Atwood of Coding Horror voices my concerns like he extracted the words out of my mind.
Why a PC I was using in '98 boots up faster than the PC I am using now (built last year) bamboozles me no end. A better PC is one that works faster, surely?