Waiting in line?!

@bhbirdie6 (1771)
United States
October 14, 2006 8:56pm CST
your feelings on waiting in line? Are you a patient person or do you go nuts like me?
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19 responses
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
25 Oct 06
I am not at all a patient person, so I try to have something I can distract myself with in the event I have to wait. I have started carrying a sudoku game in my purse for that very person. A small notepad is also helpful to organize my thoughts if I get stuck with a little time on my hand. If I am stuck in line with nothing to occupy my mind then I do have the tendency to get a bit nuts too.
@bhbirdie6 (1771)
• United States
25 Oct 06
Same here. Carrying pad of paper to write on might help me a little. I do tend to go a little crazy while waiting.
@maddog108 (3441)
• Australia
25 Oct 06
i get very impatent and angery i tend to avoid lines and come back when there not so busy
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@bhbirdie6 (1771)
• United States
25 Oct 06
Same here. I hate waiting in lines.
@maddog108 (3441)
• Australia
25 Oct 06
i think it so rude that a company can put on very little staff and make us the customer wait for ages in a line then boast about how many millions of dolars they have made banks seem to be the worsest they cut so many courners at our exspence and they wonder why they get bricks thrown through there windows
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@bhbirdie6 (1771)
• United States
25 Oct 06
I definitely think that if they are so short staffed that their lines are that long, then yes, it's time to start hiring some more people. Service will get you a long way. But I must say, I don't think it's right to take the companies lack of staffing out on the staff who have no congtrol over that. So, to everyone, please be nice to these people, they're just trying to do their job and make a living.
@ddsully (1064)
• United States
25 Oct 06
im very patient
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@bhbirdie6 (1771)
• United States
25 Oct 06
Good for you. You have a virtue that many do not.
@ddsully (1064)
• United States
25 Oct 06
thank you
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• United States
25 Oct 06
I try to avoid lines..so I am not as patient as I should be;) If however I am in line..I try to bear with it.
@bhbirdie6 (1771)
• United States
25 Oct 06
You're a better person than me. I'm a crazy line hopper. If I think another line is moving faster I switch. Usually it just ends up being an Office Space like experience though.
• United States
25 Oct 06
I understand..I think .. it's one of the necessary evils in life: the dreaded grocery line:)
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@Force_Fed (748)
• United States
25 Oct 06
I hate waiting in line. I get very irritated with people. Force
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@bhbirdie6 (1771)
• United States
27 Oct 06
I get irritated too. Sometimes people are just so slow.
@erielle (1281)
• United States
25 Oct 06
After 15 minutes, Im twiddling my thumbs pretty hard. 5 minutes later I'm humming the tune to the Ants go marching 1 by 1. 5 Minutes Later, if I'm still there, I start pacing the floors and think about walking out. I than Walk out. I never get much done because I am so impatient.
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@bhbirdie6 (1771)
• United States
27 Oct 06
I like your strategy though....
@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
25 Oct 06
I don't have the patience I used to have, that's for sure; but I just grin and bear it if I have to.
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@bhbirdie6 (1771)
• United States
25 Oct 06
Well, grin and bear it sounds like it has to be some kind of virtue... can't place my finger on the official name but I'm sure it's there.
• United States
25 Oct 06
yea yea yea yea yea yea......
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@bhbirdie6 (1771)
• United States
25 Oct 06
You gave this same response to another unrelated discussion of mine and if you continue to copy and paste the same answer indiscriminately I will report you to myLot. If you want to be a part of this community you must abide by the rules.
25 Oct 06
It depends on the people in the line in front of me. If they seem they are purposely stretching their time out of being unneccessarily slow, I will lose my patience and usually say something which normally gets a cheer, but otherwise, I can stand there for hours if needed.
@bhbirdie6 (1771)
• United States
25 Oct 06
Oh you are so patient! Hours?! If I had to wait hours... I'd take my shopping else where.
@clownfish (3276)
• United States
25 Oct 06
I'm patient as long as the reason to wait is reasonable. Yesterday I was at Starbucks behind a lady who already ordered, then she pulled out this huge list of orders for other people, then had to call someone cause her order didn't look right. Grrrrr! Needless to say, I didn't have 30 minutes to wait for my coffee!
@bhbirdie6 (1771)
• United States
25 Oct 06
That would be frustrating. The whole point of Starbucks is supposed to be quick efficiency! They should start up a call in order option for big orders like that.
@disturbedgd (1821)
• South Africa
25 Oct 06
i can wait in line for awhile but not too long especially at the passport or ID sentrum those lines take minimum 2 hours
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• United States
25 Oct 06
i dont mind as long as iam not there forever
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@dollar669 (569)
• Canada
28 Oct 06
depends, grocery store or whatever I can be really patient, but wal-mart I go crazy, Im ready to kill the next person who bumps me
@deeds14 (815)
• United States
27 Oct 06
I go crazy! I really need to work on having more patience. I think that in this age where everything is instant, it is becoming harder and harder to wait for anything. Everything happens whenever we want it to. I need to slow down and wait for something! And be ok with it!
@wahmoftwo (1298)
• United States
27 Oct 06
Depends if I am in a hurry or not. I try not to go in places where lines are likely if I am in a hurry, but sometimes that is not avoidable.
@sabrinam (1204)
• United States
27 Oct 06
I have Tetris on my cell phone, I have like three others that I don't play much, I go nuts like you. My favorite song is "Move ***** Get out the Way!" seriously. I have absolutely no patience. I even take all backroads to work so I don't have to deal with stop and go traffic.
@rmuxagirl (7559)
• United States
27 Oct 06
I hate being in lines, although I try to be as patient as I can...
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
27 Oct 06
It usually doesn't bother me waiting in line, unless I'm in a real rush to get back to work or something. I figure, you can't do anything about it anyways, why get stressed out!? The only thing about lines that bother me is when the sign says 10 items or less, and the line is long, and there is miss priss getting checked out with a whole cartful! Now THAT is totally not right!
• United States
26 Oct 06
it's ok if i don't have my kids with me, then i am really impatient