For many, “queue” is a byword for tedium; it’s time mired in the mundane when you could be out there being your best self. It’s a blip in a lunch break, a vacuum in an otherwise fulfilling day. Our animosity toward lines has been well-researched—as have ways to mitigate it. According to queue psychologists, the answer to making waiting in line less irksome isn’t necessarily to minimize the amount of time spent toe-tapping. As “Dr. Queue, ” the MIT This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Three Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 36 Just a Minute The trickery of online queues. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Alice Sheppard On dance as a channel to commune with the body—even when it hurts. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Dr. Woo Meet the tattoo artist who's inked LA. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Walt Odets The author and clinical psychologist on why self-acceptance is the key to a gay man's well-being. Arts & Culture Fashion Issue 47 A Picture of Health Xiaopeng Yuan photographs the world’s weirdest wellness cures. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Chani Nicholas and Sonya Passi Inside the astrology company on a mission to prove workplace well-being is more than a corporate tagline.