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How Much Wait Time Can We Handle?

An excellent article full of insights into the  frustration of waiting in line. Why here? Because Dr. Gerald Stein talks about something all of us have to deal with: waiting in lines, getting impatient, focusing on the result, etc., and contemplates about the effectiveness of the strategies we use.  As he puts it,  Even when we aren’t in line, we spend much time waiting”. 

The Frustration of Waiting in Line: Idle Thoughts about the Queue.

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One comment on “How Much Wait Time Can We Handle?

  1. Cas Michel Gerarrd (@Casmige)
    December 19, 2012

    I enjoy “Waiting”. It’s the rare instance that I get “Time” to think & ponder things without being or having to be “Focused” on any present pressing endeavour.

    I think that we do not rightly appreciate the times spent in queue sufficiently.

    Is it “Wasted Time”??, I think not unless we simply do not rightly appreciate the little bit of “holiday time” we are getting the chance to actually “have”….

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