Nobody likes waiting in line. You can try to make it better by reading, listening to your iPod, checking your Crackberry, talking on the phone, but really? You don't want to be in that line. I understand. You want to go home, or at least to the next store.
And how is it that, no matter how they look from the outset, you always manage to pick the longest line? Well. There is a little trick that many of us have done for years with our shopping buddies that should be opened up to strangers for the holiday season: The Checkout Line Race.
The Checkout Line Race is simple. There are typically multiple cashiers and multiple queues in larger stores. When you've finished shopping, you and a buddy both pick whichever line you think looks like the shortest, and you each stand in your choice. Whoever gets there first? They not only win The Checkout Line Race, but the other person joins them, getting both of you out of the store faster, together, and feeling a little devious.
Now, if everyone did this, the entire queuing system would spiral into chaos, and anarchy would reign all superstores. So shop with friends. Or steal your neighbor's children. And Happy Holidays.
The Checkout Line Race
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