Alyssa - Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Entered on February 5, 2009
Age Group: Under 18

I just called Domino’s. Now what am I supposed to do with these 30 minutes? Domino’s pizza has a new slogan, “you have thirty minutes.” It seems like a great idea that in thirty minutes I will have my nice, hot, cheesy pizza but what will I do with my time? I could watch one of those half hour sitcoms, but what is the chance that I called at the right time? And, even if I do, I am going to be way more excited about watching for my pizza to come and making sure that the pizza guy doesn’t miss my house, than paying attention to the show. I could make a phone call to my friend about most of the weekend plans, but like all people, I get grouchy when I am hungry. As a result, by the time the pizza has finally gotten here, I will have wasted half an hour of my time when I could be saving the world or something cool like that, but instead I am anxiously waiting for my pizza’s arrival. I simply believe in time.

I am known for staying up late with one of my best friends. Every time we are a sleepover, we are up as late as possible watching all three of The Pirates of the Caribbean movies. One of my favorite quotes is “Good times don’t seem to last, but the bad times seem to last forever.” This proves true because when I am with my friend watching the movies, the time passes so quickly. It seems like we haven’t been together as long as we actually have. But when I am sitting in a class that I don’t want to be in, it seems to last so much longer than it really is.

When I’m with her watching movies and talking about all of our potential husbands when we get older is not wasting time. But when I am at that one place I hate to go, it’s just a waste of time to me. Sitting in history class, watching the hands slowly tick by is one of the best time-wasters out there. Time is very important to me because without it. I would not be able to do all of the things I like to do.

I believe that time really is one of the best things out there. Whether I am wasting it by myself or with a friend, I always try to make the most of it. Most people say that there isn’t enough time or the growing up too fast syndrome is finally settling in. I think that life is too short to be scheduled all the time. Every last second is not the best way for time lovers like me to live. I believe in wasting time and not worrying about it.