The other afternoon, I had a doctor's appointment. I typically make sure to bring a magazine or book to pass the waiting time, but this time, I really came prepared. I brought my Christmas cards to address! It worked really well, because I was able to throw my Family Binder in a bag along with the envelopes. This turned a task that I typically procrastinate into something that made the time seem to go by more quickly.
This is something you could use for any of those small, tedious activities. When I was teaching, I would bring papers to grade. Usually, when I come prepared for the wait time, I get called back immediately!