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 50 Close Knit Close Knit: Meet the weavers keeping traditional Egyptian tapestrymaking alive. Arts & Culture Issue 50 The Old Gays Inside a Californian TikTok “content house” of a very different stripe. Arts & Culture Issue 50 New Roots The Palestinian art and agriculture collective sowing seeds of community. Arts & Culture Issue 50 Angela Trimbur An all-out tour de force. Arts & Culture Issue 50 Peace & Quiet In the UK, a centuries-old Quaker meeting house encourages quiet reflection.