While yesterday I had written about queues and crowds and waiting therefore, I tried to list the unsuccessful waits. I could locate four of them
Vladimir and Estragon waiting for Godot
A play by Samuel Beckett where Vladimir and Estragon, wait endlessly and in vain for the arrival of someone named Godot.
The boy who waited on the burning deck
A poem by poet Felicia Dorothea Hemans based on actual incident in the Battle of Nile with the following excerpt:
The boy stood on the burning deck
Whence all but he had fled;
The flame that lit the battle’s wreck
Shone round him o’er the dead.
Hachiko the dog who waited for Professor Hidesaburō Ueno
This is about a faithful dog that waited for its master for nine years. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hachiko
Vindhyachal Mountains that waited for Sage Agasthya
A tale from the Vedas – Sage Agastya kept the mountain waiting forever so as to stop the mountain growing too tall. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agastya
So next time you are caught in a traffic – have some patience!