There’s a bit of British English slang that this Yank would like to see adopted in The States: faff. As in, “havin’ a faff”, “faffin’ about”, and so on. It’s a delightful way to talk about wasting time, messing around, or a pointless task.
It’s Wednesday. The world is garbage. But you can bless the rains down in Africa for 12 straight minutes if you want to take your mind off things for a while.