... are largely tedium, dehumanization and forced proximity with specious individuals (of which you are one to others).
Sitting at the airport right now, my flight from Salt Lake City to Orange County has been delayed, apparently by four hours. Oh well. In an attempt to assuage the riotous passengers, Delta has just announced a $7 voucher for food. Feed the masses to keep them quiet when there's time to be killed? I wonder if I can use the money to buy a book instead.
So now I have an unexpected window of time in which to read, work on my latest story, etc. Not so bad at all.