Waiting can be frustrating. Like waiting for the popular rides at Disney. Or waiting for someone to return a text, waiting for paint to dry, or installing a phone update. We have entire rooms devoted to waiting, with chairs and magazines and TVs. The best waiting areas are at car dealerships. They usually have cookies and drink machines. The worst ones have a “take a number” machine, like the DMV (no snacks).
A coworker told me her dentist capitalizes on this and gives out paraffin hand treatments while your teeth are getting shiny. And noise cancelling headphones (to watch the overhead TVs, of course). “Who’s your dentist?” I asked her. Maybe I should go there!