The longest wait ever is the days after submitting a job application. It rapidly deteriorates into a vicious mind-game:
•“I’m totally qualified for this!”
•”What if I’m NOT qualified for this?!”
•”It’s been 30 hours. Clearly I will never hear back!”
•”I am an inadequate human and clearly deserve nothing. McDonald’s is my only career choice.”
So I’ve decided that instead of mind-gaming any further, I’m going to drag my kids off to a random hiking trail and soak in sunshine and offspring whining.