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10 Things You Can Do While Waiting For The Chip Reader

*inserts chip card* *waits for all of eternity just to pay for some pretzels*

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1. Make awkward small talk with the cashier.

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"So…do you like stores?"

2. Finally put that English degree to use and read some tabloids.

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Sure, you could read a book, but that’s all the way in your bag. Those tabloids dishing out celebrity gossip are right there.

3. Organize your wallet.

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All right, so the $1 bill can go there, the punchcard for the frozen yogurt shop you never plan on going back to can go there, and the other $1 bill can go there. That's much better.

4. Consider texting your ex then think better of it.

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You don't actually miss Kevin. You're just in a vulnerable spot right now.

5. Call your mom and ask her how Luanne’s Tupperware party was.

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🍝? 🍝!

6. Get a little workout in...

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...by shaking your head to show the people behind you in line that you're not happy with how long this is taking either.

7. Ask the cashier to list all of the things they like about you.

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If you're going to be waiting around for forever, you might as well get some self-esteem out of it.

8. Use this time to give meditation a try.

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It'll help you be patient while making that never-ending payment.

9. Build a better, faster chip reader out of the candies and tabloids that are sitting by the checkout counter.

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It probably won’t work, but it beats making small talk.

10. Realize you forgot to buy something and live this nightmare all over again.

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We’ve all been there. Next time use Android Pay, a much faster way to pay.

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