Word Grrls / Waiting for a Phone Appointment

I am not a phone person. I especially don't like waiting for the phone to ring when someone is calling me at an appointed time. Phone interviews are not my favourite thing, at all. Right now I am waiting for a phone call. The person is about ten minutes late. Maybe there is a small time difference from my clock settings to hers, its possible. But, waiting for it to ring is too much like the torture of a Jack-in-the-Box.

What other slow tortures can you think of in our modern society? Or, what really bugs you?