The most bored you've ever been


#1

Probably in the middle of a quiet shift on the tills at Tesco for me. Literally nothing you can do to break up the tedium but count down the minutes until you can go home.

You?


#2

Just reading this now


#3

Having to go into the office between Christmas and New Year a couple of years ago when I was temping somewhere – I quite literally had no work to do, and was one of three other people in the whole building.


#4

when i used to work at WH smith as a teenager. probably.

or when my mum would take me to Woking peacocks shopping centre and spent 3 hours + just browsing and trying on clothes in TK Maxx. Although she’d get me a PS2 magazine sometimes to shut me up.


#5

Did you have internet access?


#6

Probably somewhere around the 8 hour mark of American Honey whilst having to look at Shia LeBeouf not doing anything interesting some more.


#7

I did, but that novelty wore off after the first couple of hours


#8

Usually on a plane after about 5 hours


#9

Just watch Guardians of the Galaxy for the third time, it’s fine.


#10

Usually between 2-4 pm at my mam’s pub. Highlight of the day is usually the soduko. Then I put a few wrong answers in the Daily Mail crossword cos the one regular who likes to do it is a proper racist Brexit homophobic cuntbag.


#11

At a Los Campesinos gig.

(never seen them)


#12

Some church service, like a Baptism or something. No hope, no escape


#13

In a police cell overnight. Cold, can’t sleep because they keep the light on. Eight hours of nothing.


#14

Still, at least it wasn’t a baptism, eh?


#15

This is obviously the correct answer. Long haul flights are utterly tortuous


#16

Literally dreading one in 2 weeks where I’ll be on my own. It’s fine when theres someone there to be like “this is pretty shit innit” but when you’re alone for 14 hours i am worried i’ll go insane


#17

Back in 2008 I was working offshore on night-shift. I had been put on board on nights because there was a bed available for some survey work I needed to do. I spent two hours working and finding what I needed and then had five full days to kill before there was a space on a helicopter to get me home.

I was so bored I signed up for Drownedinsound.com’s message forum.


#18

#19

coulda tugged a few out, surely?


#20

I have always done the prep.
Book (maybe two): check
Music: check
Laptop with films on it: check

But I still find myself:
a - crushingly bored
b - utterly knackered
c - unable to sleep