Wednesday, February 21, 2007

One Line Versus Three?

Heart is racing.
Palms sweating.
Vein in forehead twitching.

Prepping for the big game? Nervous about an interview?

No, fucker, I'm buying tampons at Duane Reade.

So what's the big deal, right? You go in, you find your item, you stand in line, pay the cashier and you're done. No my friend. There's something I like to call the "are you in line?" shuffle.

You know what I'm talking about: there are helpless idiots, drooling on the linoleum, trying to figure out where the checkout line is and why no one is moving. "Are you in line?" "Yep" "Well, which one?" "There's only one line." "But the sign says 'form one line at each register'." ::blank stare::

So, I'm posing the question: Which is better: One long line down the cereal aisle or multiple lines are each register?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Everyone knows that one line is better than three individual lines. If there are three individual lines, you KNOW you will end up in the line with the person who doesn't have enough money and has to put something back/the cashier needs pennies/the price isn't listed/the price is different than the flyer (who even reads those?)/etc./etc.

If there is one line, you can be behind this person, yet go sailing up to the counter when the cashier next to them opens up.

Sweet revenge.