How do you enjoy yourself while you are in quee?

India
June 28, 2012 10:11pm CST
Yesterday i was to the bank to deposit my savings in my personal account. I was on a long quee for two hours or more hours. At first i decided to put down my decision and i thought to deposit my money on another day but today was totally free and i did not want to spent another day for this purpose. I had my phone with me and i had activated the internet connection. I just was just surfing from the sites like mylot and facebook and i made my quee hour a wonderful one. Did you ever had a long quee experience? [b]Did you ever had a wonderful quee hours?How did you made it? How do you deal with long quee Share your experiences [/b]
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20 responses
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
29 Jun 12
The longest time i get to wait is when i go pay bills, like in our water district office the line is quite long and also when going to the bank.. so i usually have a book with me so i could just read while waiting.
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• India
29 Jun 12
Rushes are quite common every where and it is found in every corner of world and queue is the best way to reduce rushes. I wounder the days without queues. It will be a very bad days. Did you ever had in a rush where there was no queue? Share your experience!
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
29 Jun 12
yes there were times when i was in a rush and when i get to the office i would find no line.. a breath of relief!
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@suni51 (2988)
• India
29 Jun 12
Hello the wonder boy- I go a step further- you see whenever I expect to wait for long hours I keep my netbook with me, this is easy to whatever I do sitting back home while waiting there sitting doing nothing else. I have done some important works this way and utilized my time in a proper way. That is one good way of making good og your waiting time, I liked your way.
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• India
30 Jun 12
I also love to do things on my netbook but queue are just unexpected. Sometimes there will be no people to rush with the things and sometimes a lot of them. The thing is that, if we are too lucky we get slipped from the queue easily. Did you have an such lucky incident ? What was it ?
@PageTurner (2827)
• United States
29 Jun 12
Hello thewonderboy I usually have a book with me wherever I go, and when I encounter long line-ups, I simply whip it out and commence to reading. These days I have my Kindle Touch with me and I love it because I have such a variety of books with me from which to choose. The longest line-up in which I can remember waiting was way back in the 1970's. I was waiting in line at the Smithsonian Institute to see King Tut's mummy and other artifacts from his tomb. Our family and many friends went. We waited in line for something like 6 hours. Luckily, I had a book with me. I was sorry to see that your fried chicken discussion was deletted. It was a good discussion. Also, how is your hair? Peace
• India
29 Jun 12
Well each of us has different life experiences and problems and now i am glad to tell you that i did not have a six hour long quee. Well, my hairs are getting a lot better. I user a cap when i used to go out. So i don't find any problem. So did you read the whole book from the quee? Don't you feel much tired when you stand for such a long time?
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• United States
29 Jun 12
Well, I was a child during that long line-up, so I also made friends and played with the other children in the line-up as well as read. I don't remember if I finished the book. It was a very long time ago. I am so glad to hear that your hairs are getting better. This is great news! These days when I stand in the line-up for a long time, I find it exhausting. I usually will sit down if I am able.
• India
29 Jun 12
Sitting down is much more better because it can help you from getting leg pain as well as tiredness.
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@gaiza12 (4889)
• Philippines
4 Jul 12
Waiting in queue is never a fun experience for most of us. Not unless you have a lot of better things to do why waiting. For me, I always play with my cellphone or listen to the music with it. It gets boring if the queue is really long so I sometimes look around and find something to read like the posters nearby or then back to my phone.
@gaiza12 (4889)
• Philippines
4 Jul 12
Wow, I have been trying to respond to your discussion for 2 days now. Thank God it went through this time. :)
• India
4 Jul 12
It is really great to know that you enjoy your most of your boring times well and I hope you can convert each of the boring as well as other things in your life with all the best you need. All the best. Thanks for the response
@savypat (20246)
• United States
29 Jun 12
I have never been that long in line. 15 to 20 mins is my max. When I am in line I people watch and sometimes start conversation with others around me. If I was in for two hours I'd have to bring a stool to sit on. Blessing to you.
• India
30 Jun 12
Fifteen or twenty minutes is quite adjustable. Here we people in Kerala used to wait about ten to fifteen minutes in railway station on most of the days and we people feel getting late is very common but I cannot really adjust with it. Don't you get really uncomfortable hen your plans are broken by the queues or rushes ? Did you had any broken plans ? Please share
@savypat (20246)
• United States
5 Jul 12
I do get very uncomfortable when I am late. So if I have a thing to do that I cannot fortell the necessary time needed, I make sure that I leave more than enough time to finish what I am doing before I have something else to do, especially if others are depending on me. Because I often am early I always carry a book with me. I read a lot.
@SIMPLYD (81357)
• Philippines
29 Jun 12
I don't like to be in a long line of waiting persons. Usually , i would just go back at a time that i know has lesser people already. Though sometimes, i would bear it because it's important and has to be done that day. I would put on my earphone and listen to my favorite music.
• India
29 Jun 12
At first i also decided to deposit the money later but it was a totally free day for me and i finally decided to make use of it. My legs was to paining when was standing. Well i must control it myself. Did you ever had leg pains due to queues? How do you make relief from the pain ?
@SIMPLYD (81357)
• Philippines
29 Jun 12
Well my friend, i haven't ever experienced that yet. Though, i have experienced standing for a long time with my friends, seeing a live show of celebrities. I never experienced any pain, maybe because i was enjoying the show. And besides my friend, the style now at one of our banks , is you will choose an ATM like terminal where you will input your transactions from your account. Then, a paper with a number will come out after you are done with it. That is your service number, where a TV monitor will show what teller will be serving what number. So, you will just seat down and watch at the TV monitor if it is already your number that will be served. Cool!
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
29 Jun 12
hi, These days I don’t have to wait in Q for bank transactions as I have trained my daughter to do so. And she often deposits thru the machine and sometimes when the line is long, she deposits at the counter. I don’t have net on my cell so I try to talk to the other person or observe activities around me. The last time I was on line was during a group reservation for a train journey i.e. at the ticket counter. The most annoying line so far is the one at shopping mall's counters - you can see a lot of counters vacant and those with counter boys/girls will have long Qs as well. Good that you enjoyed your mylotting and fb from the bank.
• India
29 Jun 12
Here i don't have my kids or my little cousins to help of because most of them are small and they did not ever go to bank or they did use the bank services. I find wonderful when some one is there to help me. I think your are too lucky because you have a good daughter to help you.
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
29 Jun 12
Hi, My daughter is studying in X and so i feel she should start taking interest in such small jobs, which is, of course a great relief to me. I am not sure what future stream she will get into but we keep discussing about banking/ financial sectors/ corporates / even share trading whenever we get some time together. Hope these small gossips would somehow be beneficial in her future.
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
29 Jun 12
I do not have a smartphone. I have a normal one with FM. That does help when I am waiting for my turn anywhere. But then there are places where the FM wont work and then the best I can do is make friends and talk with others waiting. Until recently (I changed my bankers a few months back and so now I can do train reservations online) I had to get to the railway reservation counters and wait. The bank, I rarely visited as most of the transactions were done online or via ATM. So no waiting at the banks though
• India
29 Jun 12
I do not have friends or some other relatives there at the bank counters to help me. I went bank to deposit my money and here there on such online facility to deposit money from my hands. Anyway i was not much bored because of my lovely phone and it's service. Do you have some relatives or friends in the banking sections or in the other feilds to help you? Did they helpe you? How was the help?
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
29 Jun 12
No friends or relative anywhere in my local place. I am all alone. I have onlt one brother who is in family business. Most my school friends are in top positions with other private organizations which I have nothing to do with
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
4 Jul 12
Hi Wonder, whenever i was in a queue, I will use my waiting time for sending message to my loved ones and friends as well. Sometimes, I will use it for playing some games on my cellphone. If i got bring along a magazine, I would use that time for reading. At least, I won’t feel bored waiting for my turn to come. Indeed it is very frustrating, if we don’t use our waiting for doing something that we enjoy.
• India
4 Jul 12
I feel really bored when I stand on a place for a long time. I don't know how to manage it but still I found out some interesting things which can give me a lot of fun. I believe it's god who gives me such thoughts. Don't you think so ?
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
30 Jun 12
I have ever been in the same situation. When I have my novels with me, I won't be too bored with the queue as I know what to do. But if I don't bring anything, I usually watch what people are doing. It's fun you know. Sometimes you can see many silly things done by people. I don't really enjoy browsing from phone so I find it that watching people is a lot more fun.
• India
4 Jul 12
Sometimes I used used to see the beauty around me if no ideas is in me. I just mostly used to watch the small kids and their innocence. I really love them and I get a wonderful pleasure time by seeing it. Anyway thank you for your response
@sjvg1976 (18379)
• Delhi, India
30 Jun 12
Hello boy, I hate to stand in queue but what to do we have to stand in it every where.I usually play a game on my mobile phone in such case i don't browse net on my mobile as mine is not a latest tech. phone and i don't like to browse net on phones due to small screen.But that's good thing you did i know by surfing net time flies very fast.
• India
30 Jun 12
Sometimes surfing internet becomes really boaring when we have a lot of disconnections during using them but during the queue i did not get any disconnections. I was just enjoying it at it's fullest.
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
29 Jun 12
I have a vivid imagination, so I usually try to think up a story or a scenario. Also, if I have a book with me, I may be reading.
• India
30 Jun 12
I just used to read books when I have only a good mood and mostly I am not in a mood to read the books while I am in a queue
@jkct02 (2859)
• Malaysia
29 Jun 12
Automated Cash/Cheque Deposit Machines are conveni - Automated Cash/Cheque Deposit Machines are convenient to use.
You needed to queue 2 hours in the bank to make deposits? That is too much! How many counters did they open? Were there any automated teller machine(ATM)or automated banking machine(ABM)installed in the bank? Many banks in my country now require cash deposits below a certain amount to use the deposit machine which most operates 24 hours daily. Some banks here also set a standard that all their customers will be served within 10 minutes of getting the queue number. I guess if anyone were to be stuck in such a terrible jam, the only viable entertainment to pass the time would be to surf or text using their hand phones. But I don't think anyone would enjoy such an experience.
• India
30 Jun 12
We have only two open counters and this is the reason why we people have such a long queue. I wounder why they can't increase the counters. We have a good ATM facility here and we don't want to be in queue, when we need to withdraw our money. So I love withdraws more
@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
29 Jun 12
Being or standing in a long quee could be quite distressing..an experience most of us would treat with dislike and contempt. But the order of things necessitates this inevitable practice everywhere . Why must one get impatient for waiting too long to reach his destination?
• India
30 Jun 12
Hey sukumar794, Ten or thirty minutes is quite OK to stand simply with out any fun but How can I do stand alone for continuous two hours. I can't just cop up with it.
• India
29 Jun 12
wb, good to hear that you browsed net through your phone while you are waiting in queue. I am also in your sort, some times i am in need to wait in clients place due to my business purpose, at that time i will use mylot by my phone and spend my time usefully.
• India
30 Jun 12
Once I was doing the internet through my mobile. During the time my battery was empty and I got a huge boring tasteless time. I don't know what to do at that time but no way just to cop up with it. Did you ever had such incidents ? Please share
@maxzo11 (24)
• Bulgaria
29 Jun 12
hi thewonderboy, when I usually have to queue for a long time, talking on the phone or find somethink for read. I don't like strangers accosted me to kill time so avoid such corvesations. Once I had to wait for the train and then i bougth a magazine, so i read and read and it was a realy interesting reading and I would have missed the train :)
• India
30 Jun 12
Reading magazine is a good way of finding a good time. I also love reading them but the only problem is that I need to carry them in my whole way and I don't love carrying things with me. I love free hands. Anyway did you enjoy the queue hours ? What was the strangers near you doing ?
29 Jun 12
I usually deal with the boredom of a queue by either listening to music or talk to the people around me. I seem to have this knack of meeting friendly people while in a long line. Sometimes just talking... I don't notice time passing by and I get to my turn in paying or doing the transaction I came to do.
• India
29 Jun 12
I feel very shy or something else to talk with the strangers around me. I don't know what to ask or tell to them. So this is the reason why i go with the internet with me.
@chiyosan (30203)
• Philippines
29 Jun 12
If i have to wait for a long time in queue and i am alone, i would always just try to play a game in my cellular phone, or if i have lost battery, i will just patiently wait then - if i come not prepared. ha ha
• India
29 Jun 12
Lucky for the last time i was having full battery and i was possible to surf the internet while i was in a queue. If the battery was empty my money would be just gone? Did you ever do any such offers when you don't have any charge on your phone? Please share the incident and how did you deal with it?
@marguicha (100035)
• Chile
29 Jun 12
I don`t usually have to be in long queues, thanks be given. The longest have been at the airport and I usually allow myself the luxury of a magazine before a flight. That helps a lot.
• India
29 Jun 12
Most of the people over here stays about six or more hours in a queue. I wounder how they stay such a long time. I am also too lucky. I did not ever stand for such a long time.
@padu19 (1441)
• India
29 Jun 12
I suppose you meant 'queue'. Anyway I hate standing in queues. I even don like waiting for my bus. The only thing that I would do in such situations is listening to some songs using my IPod. That is the only way to keep myself calm. In case I did not take my IPod, then I would start overhearing people discussing around me.
• India
29 Jun 12
Yes that was what i mean. We all are the people who do not like rushes, pushes and queues but the needs of the people at the same instant makes them. Each of the works need some time for it's accomplishment. So it is very common to stay in a queue. Hearing songs on them is a great idea and sometimes i just make use of it.