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'24 Hours in Emergency' on SBS is filled with drama - but sometimes hospital visits are a lot less action-packed and mainly involve a lot of waiting around. Here's how people deal with the boredom...
By
Stephanie Marie Anderson

30 Aug 2016 - 3:36 PM  UPDATED 6 Sep 2016 - 10:06 AM

1. Scare your family

2. Get up and dance

3. Act like a doctor

4. Play with perspective

5. Tweet your favourite social media celebs for attention, because hey, if not now, when?

6. People watch

7. Send your family in-jokes that literally only you understand

8. Acquaint yourself with great works of literature

9. Play a game of hide and seek where you always come out on top

10. Go exploring

11. Cause a scene

12. Treat yo’ self to a little online shopping

13. Create art

14. Catch 'em all

15. Play bingo

16. Waiting with a friend? Try to get seen before them!

17. Channel Tom Cruise

18. Be anonymous

19. Make use of props

20. Enjoy one of life’s simple pleasures, which will literally never get old

21. Spit some sick lyrics

22. Create fan-fiction in your head

23. Honestly, just do whatever you can to pass the time

24 Hours in Emergency series 8 airs Mondays at 7:30pm (AEST) on SBS. After they air, episodes will be available on SBS On Demand.

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