One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

The chief says, "what makes people so impatient is what I cant figure; all the guy has to do is wait." What does this mean?

One flew over the cuckoos nest

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He understands the concept of patience in ways that most people do not; he has been in a situation throughout much of his life where "waiting" was the norm. In the Army he certainly would have had to wait a great deal. In the hospital, the waiting is just another part of the "hurry up and wait" mentality Bromden has already been subject to.