Wait an hour

Is there something I can do to get my character to just stand about for an hour? I’m trying to wait out some acid rain, but I don’t want to sleep

I usually hold the dot button until it stops.

By default its the pipe symbol:

Wait for Several Minutes: |

If you press the “|” key (located above the enter button on US keyboard) you have several options of how long to wait. You can wait anywhere from 5 minutes to several hours.