There are different kinds of waiting.
There's waiting for dinner, waiting for the bus & waiting for quitting time, this is different as I'm waiting for an appointment...in 5 days and I'm not at home.
It's not as bad as waiting for a baby to be born and it's different from waiting for your enlistment to end or Social Security to start. It does seems more 'personal'.
It is someplace 'here' I have to be in 5 days.
While I thought about 'waiting' this morning I flashed on a favorite waiting phrase, "Waiting for the Electrician or Someone Like Him" by The Firesign Theater from a long time back.
In those days I don't remember waiting ...
well I do remember waiting for gas in 1973.