- Waiting for a Girl Like You – Foreigner
- Patience – Guns and Roses
- Anticipation – Carly Simon
- Waiting on You – Weezer
- The Waiting – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Taco Bell drive through times are, if nothing else, consistant. What I’ve learned over the years is that the number of people in line at the Taco Bell drive through has nothing to do with your wait. Nothing has anything to do with your wait. It takes the same amount of time to get through the Taco Bell drive through whether you are the only person in line or the 10th person in line and everyone ahead of you is a blue haired old woman in an olive green Plymouth Valiant and is paying with exact change out of a little coin purse that saw them through the Great Depression.
Waiting for a Girl Like You – Foreigner
This one starts the list at number 5 because just like the Taco Bell drive through, it’s kinda slow. Few songs capture the slowness of a moment like Foreigner does with this rendition.
Patience – Guns and Roses
Number four is almost excluded on one of my axioms, whistling is a curse from the devil. Few things irritate me like whistling. However, waiting for the Taco Bell drive through is exponentially worse. Therefore we get a momentary moratorium on the no whistling rule.
Anticipation – Carly Simon
I’m probably a bit jaded about this song because of growing up in the 70s. Heinz used it in their Catsup (or is it Ketchup) commercials for about a billion years. In fact that’s why this song is so appropriate. Back in the 70s commercials were the things that kept me from seeing that Loney Tunes cartoon right now. You had to wait for it, possibly months, because there was no ‘search YouTube for it.’ So there we are Number 3!
Waiting on You – Weezer
Weezer. The band that a million people discovered as a weird embeded AVI file on the Windows 95 install CDRom. An appropriate song for waiting because it brings back memories of Napster and Netscape and the endless waiting of downloading a song at 28.8 kbps on a US Robotics dialup model.
The Waiting – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Well you made it to number 1 and your tacos should be just about ready…if you’re lucky. I can’t dis on the original here, but if by some fluke your tacos are still a disjointed assortment of meat, cheese, and lettuce, then do a quick YouTube search for The Killers cover of this song. It’s almost better than the original.
Jonathan is a degreed physicist and engineer by day, and amateur entertainer in the evenings. He enjoys studying and performing improvised comedy and writing sketch comedy. When he’s had enough of listening to people complain, you can find him underwater scuba diving where he can’t hear you. It’s like space. No one can hear you, but not because of a vacuum. No. It’s because you can’t talk. So it’s like space, but without the radiation and deadly aliens that burst out of your chest.