Patience is a virtue.
Eager to begin my high school career, I took World History I in summer school before my ninth grade year. I do not remember the name of the teacher, but he was a young guy right out of college. One of his friends gave a speech where he said "Patience is a virtue", and then just stood in front of the class. For some reason I remember this story, but I do not remember how it related to my class.
Anyway, I found my ipod. I looked in my carry on bag one more time. It paid off to be patient instead of going shopping for a new one.
Added Note: Thanks to Beth's good memory, I now know that the summer school teacher was Mr. Grafflin.