"Good things come to those who wait" has become such a staple of English -speaking culture that it has been used in Guinness and Heinz ad campaigns. Just as Heinz encouraged ketchup consumers to endure the bottle's slow trickle, people use the words in a variety of contexts to encourage patience. A friend or parent may console a student anxious to receive essay results by declaring "good things come to those who waif' In honestly analyzing each of the words and the possible meanings interpreted from their interaction, without endowing any white-washed meaning, it should be easily observed that "good things come to those who wait" may be a severely detrimental bromide by which to live.
Bates, Jake K.
"Faulty Phrases: "Good Things Come To Those Who Wait","
The Intellectual Standard:
1, Article 8.
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