As you wait for something to arrive or conclude—an appointment, the end of a journey by transit, a class session’s conclusion—insistently query as to whether your wait will be ending, and when. The interval is of your choosing—every three minutes, every eight minutes, every six minutes and twenty-two seconds—but once you’ve established it, keep it with punctual fervor. Ask the receptionist, ask the flight attendant, ask the teacher: is it time yet? are we there yet? is class over yet? when will it be time? when will we get there? when will class be over? Let time pass in silence. Ask again.