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 45 Yoga with Adriene The internet’s best friend is—finally—finding her own flow. Arts & Culture Garden Issue 45 Piet Oudolf The Dutch designer bringing life—and death—to traditional gardens. Arts & Culture Issue 45 Thomas MacDonell The conservationist transforming the Highlands. Arts & Culture Design Issue 45 The New Craftsmen From the Outer Hebrides to central London, Catherine Lock is celebrating the crafts heritage of Great Britain. Arts & Culture Music Issue 45 Gerard & Kelly On dance, domesticity and the giants of modernism.