A little over a year ago I took my son, Isaiah, to an event on campus.
If I remember correctly, we arrived a few minutes after the scheduled start time; things were still getting set up.
We stood in line at a table providing crushed ice and cotton candy; the cotton candy machine wasn’t fully warmed up and ready.
Isaiah chose the cotton candy over the shaved ice so we waited.
We were in a line that wasn’t open yet, and we were at the end of that line, so we waited.
We saw people coming to the shaved ice line, getting their refreshment, and going along their way.
And still we waited.
This was only about four minutes but to Isaiah it was painfully long.