Waiting is an everyday experience. We wait for the bus, for the next vacation, for someone to call us back, and so on. Sometimes we look forward to the expected, sometimes we do not. Even though waiting itself is usually experienced as unpleasant, the different types of waiting are experienced in different ways. The only commonality seems to be the absence of the expected, and the expectation that it will be there at a certain point of time. A kind of transit zone between something that is no longer and something that is not yet. Another characteristic is that at the moment of waiting, one no longer has any influence on the expected occurring more quickly, one is powerless.