Waiting for your computer to power up - Come on! Come on! Those railroad crossing gates are down and the passing train appears unending. Come on! Come on! The little old lady at the checkout counter slowly pulling change from her crumpled red purse with her arthritic finger. It is taking forever. Come on! Come on! Let’s go! I can’t believe how long this is taking! This is taking a lifetime.
We humans have a time disability. We tend to expand time when impatient and expand time when a deadline looms. We mentally overestimate the time left before our supply of natural resources fails to meet society’s demand.