Part of adulthood is visiting places you would never in a million years choose to do so voluntary. But here you are, being an upstanding citizen and a contributing member of society. Kudos to yudos. We're right alongside you, friend. Day in and day out, we're in the trenches of the most mundane and mind-numbing tasks, errands, and places in and around Boise.

14 Miserable Places to Wait in Line in Boise

The Department of Motor Vehicles...it doesn't matter which Treasure Valley city we're in, from Boise to Star, the DMV waiting room erodes the essence of our soul.

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Photo by RODOLFO BARRETO on Unsplash
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Finding a place to get an emissions test is an aggravating task as it is; add to it waiting in line for over an hour, and that's our version of hell.

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Photo by Callum Shaw on Unsplash
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Waiting to see if our loved one is alright in the ER waiting room. Ever spent eight hours in a waiting room before you got real answers on their condition? We have, and it's horrible.

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Photo by Martha Dominguez de Gouveia on Unsplash
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Waiting to see if our pet is alright in the animal hospital waiting room is always brutal. And if the waiting doesn't kill you, the bill will.

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Photo by fatty corgi on Unsplash
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Standing in line at the Meridian courthouse to vote. No matter your political affiliation, those voting lines are some of the longest around. In addition to the "I voted" stickers, they should hand out "I waited."

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Impatiently waiting in line to vote on your favorite tree at Festival of Trees.

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Photo by Jonathan Chng on Unsplash
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The school pick-up line: what in the H-E-Double-hockey-sticks is that about? How do these parents have time to get there over an hour early? The line can run the length of a full city block sometimes!

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Treasure Valley traffic...it's getting worse. And it's stepping on our dreams of getting home in less than 50-minutes. Waiting in traffic is now your daily nightmare.

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Photo by Alexander Popov on Unsplash
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When your pediatrician is running late, and you're surrounded by sick and screaming children in a waiting room—that's rough. These are some of the longest wait-times of your life.

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Waiting in line for one of only a handful of authorized Boise area U.S. Passport "photographers" to take the single most unflattering "2 x "2 picture you've ever taken. We think it's the waiting that makes us all look like we just posed for a mugshot.

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Standing in line on a Sunday at Walmart, Target, Fred Meyer or Albertsons. Save yourself and say it with us, "death before Sunday-shopping."

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Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash
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The mile-long line at Wetzel's Pretzels at Boise Town Square Mall makes us feel like it's 4:00 p.m. on an empty stomach as we're waiting on the Thanksgiving feast our mom is three hours late on.

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We're fully convinced the Apple Store in Boise hates us. No matter when you arrive or if you're on their text alert, you're always waiting at the Apple Store. Apple Care-Shmapple Care...is it possible for ya'll to move faster than molasses?

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Photo by Hussam Abd on Unsplash
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Back-to-School season is just around the corner. Fellow parental units, true or false: there's no wait quite like the Back-to-School shopping wait. From the in-aisle waiting to the check-out line, what should be an in-and-out ordeal somehow manages to suck the life and the time out of your entire day. They're 5-Star three-prong folders with anti paper slip corners made of military-grade plastic available in just six colors, Susan. Pick yours and MOVE ON.

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