In The Book of Qualities by J. Ruth Gendler, 74 human attributes are described with a story. In this one, Urgency is the main character:
"Urgency has the beard of a Hebrew prophet and the eyes of a medieval alchemist. He reads history books in the middle of the night. He stands behind me when I am at the typewriter. He is brilliant, and his thoughts leap across great startling distances, but he expects me to go back and fill in the missing pieces. He is impatient with my tendency to avoid strenuous exercise.
Urgency hates to be late. He runs up the stairs racing the escalator. He works for a messenger service on weekends. He is always on the lookout for allies. If Urgency thinks you may be able to help him, he will sit you down and ask for your life story. First, he wants to find out what motivates you, and then, he listens for what fascinates you."