Cutscenes: Argument w/ Significant Other
Most of the time you'd rather just skip ahead and get to the good stuff, but arguments can be an important part of a relationship and help it progress. Unfortunately, a lot of fights end up being way too long and can lose your attention. But be weary: Spacing out and randomly saying "Yes" can help you get through it faster, but you might agree to something you didn't mean to. Now you're at a whole different stage of your relationship with no idea how you got there.
Level Ups: Birthdays
There's nothing more exciting than getting a level up, and any kid's tenth birthday party is just as exciting. Enough birthdays and you'll unlock new skills like driving, voting, and buying porn. Plus you'll get all kinds of cool alcoholic power-ups to give to anyone who joins your party. The downside is that once you progress to a certain point, birthdays become repetitive and depressing. It can start to seem like an eternity between each one, and when nothing cool happens, you just end up disappointed.
High Score: High School Letter Jacket
After four years of hard work and practice, you finally obtained that varsity letter jacket. But what you see as a major accomplishment, others see as a complete waste of time. It's something to brag about temporarily, but in the grand scheme of things it ends up being pretty much meaningless; unless you're good enough to go pro.
Level Grinding: Working Out
Let's face it: Working out sucks. Running on a treadmill is boring, tedious, and takes forever to payoff. Lifting isn't much better. But no matter how much you hate it, you'll eventually be better for it. The best part? Next time you have a random encounter with a douchebag at a bar you can totally solo him.
Escort Missions: Dog Walking
There really isn't much of a difference between walking Natalya out of the bunker and taking your dog on a nice stroll. For starters, both are really shitty. While you might not be picking up feces in an escort mission, guiding an unarmed AI character through enemy territory is a real shitstorm.
And I don't know about you, but my dumb dog keeps getting stuck running into walls.