korien_may_29“I know you’re looking forward to getting the package you ordered, but don’t sit by the post box waiting for the mailman. You know what they say: A watched pot never boils!” 「注文した品が届くのが楽しみだとわかってるけど、ポストの隣でずっと郵便屋さんを待つんじゃないよ。見られているケトルは沸かないというでしょう?」




It takes a couple minutes to boil water in a teapot. If you sit and look at the pot until the water boils, it feels like it takes a long time. If you do something else while you wait, it doesn’t feel like a very long time. We say “a watched pot never boils” because it feels like it takes such a long time!