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What is one thing for which you waited for very long?

Asked by imrainmaker (8365points) February 1st, 2018

Looking back do you think it was worth the wait?

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chyna's avatar

Retirement. I don’t know if it’s worth the wait yet. I haven’t retired.

johnpowell's avatar

My dad was dead and my mom was in prison when I tried to apply fo FAFSA. The difficulty here is that they wanted my mom to sign stuff and send it back (she also needed documents proving she was in prison). This takes forever. So long that the documents were considered invalid when they showed up 8 months later.

So I was stuck. I had to wait until I was 24 to apply for financial aid to attend college. At 24 you no longer need to give any info about your parents.

janbb's avatar

My self-esteem. I didn’t really have much control over how long it took but yeah – it’s been worth the wait.

@chyna Retirement is delightful.

CWOTUS's avatar

I’m still trying to figure out what I’m going to be when I grow up. Since my ostensible retirement date is coming up any time now (this year? possible but unlikely) I guess I’d better figure that out soon.

flutherother's avatar

Another vote for retirement. It is great!

KNOWITALL's avatar

Adulthood aka the American Dream. The FT job, the home, the husband, the credit cards, the mortgage-all of it. Highly overrated.

filmfann's avatar

Rocket packs.
Been waiting since I saw King Of The Rocket Men back in the late 50’s.

Mariah's avatar

The “acceptance” stage of having a disability.

“Wait” isn’t the right word. I clawed my way to where I am now.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

To have my own apartment.

anniereborn's avatar

I have to agree with @Mariah
and yes…it was like clawing my way there!

Sup_peeps's avatar

My thirteenth birthday. It felt like centuries. Now I can’t wait until I’m fifteen. But I’m still
thirteenth.

filmfann's avatar

When I showed my kids the Star Wars films, I made sure to tell them we had to wait 3 years to see Han released from the carbonite.

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