BEATING THE QUEUE: ATTENBOROUGH-STYLE
While stuck in an hour-long queue at the supermarket, (for example, on the last weekend before Chinese New Year), why not pass the time by pretending to be David Attenborough, and narrate a wildlife documentary in your head, using the people around you as your subjects/characters.
It is extremely entertaining, and becomes a fascinating expose of human behaviour, as you begin to identify family traits and the various subtle interplays of domination and submission within our strange society.
And hey presto... one hour has elapsed, the queue has disappeared, the smelly children have gone, and you at the checkout. Nice.