I sing little songs to myself while I’m waiting.
This fact was made known to me quite recently, and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since.
I teach classes for a non-profit organization. As part of my job, I demonstrate procedures before I have the class follow along with me.
Several months ago, while I was waiting for the computer to process the steps I had just entered, I sang to myself. The class proceeded to sing the little tune with me before they erupted with laughter. Shocked, dismayed, and wholly confused, I asked what had struck the class with amusement. They reported with glee:
“You always sing that song while you wait.”