The vice president of finance spends his time doing it listening to the radio, most preferably BBC Radio 2, the station he grew used to listening to when living in the United Kingdom.
The attorney recalls doing work and reading the paper while so engaged, except for the time that someone died.
The contractor said he was able to sleep and hold a book at the same time while he was doing it, and the construction supervisor has learned to calculate the amount of time he’ll be involved in it down to the minute — depending on the time of day he gets started.
What is it? The mundane but almost necessary practice of commuting to work.