Especially Alton Brown’s instructions on Good Eats (which is on right now). I understand he’s just being informational, but goodness man, I want to eat today, not tomorrow! This is especially true for things that need to rest or marinate overnight. I often don’t know what I want to eat until that day or even an hour before I start cooking.
And between tasting and munching on what’s being made, I sometimes don’t really feel like eating it once it’s done.