How do you queue?

Answered by Jarrod Smith

When it comes to queuing, I have learned a few things from personal experiences. First and foremost, it’s important not to lean or tilt forward while in a queue. Why, you ask? Well, let me tell you. If you lean forward even just a little bit, the people behind you will take advantage of those vacant inches and inch forward as well. It’s like a chain reaction, and before you know it, you’ve lost all the space you had initially.

Now, let’s talk about the hierarchy in queues. Being first in line is like reaching a state of godliness. You have achieved the ultimate goal. You are the chosen one. All eyes are on you, and there is a sense of pride that comes with being at the front. You have conquered the queue battle.

But what if you can’t be first? Well, the next best thing is being able to see the front of the queue. This gives you a glimmer of hope, a sense of progress. You can see the people ahead of you slowly moving forward, and it gives you a sense of anticipation. It’s like being in the front row of a concert, where you have the best view and can feel the energy of the performers.

However, if you find yourself further down the line, it’s not all doom and gloom. There is still a certain camaraderie among those waiting in the queue. You exchange knowing glances with your fellow queuers, silently acknowledging the shared experience. You may strike up a conversation with the person next to you, bonding over the frustration of waiting.

In my personal experience, there have been times when I’ve found myself in an exceptionally long queue. It feels like an eternity, and impatience starts to creep in. But then, a subtle shift happens. As the line inches forward, a sense of unity emerges. We are all in this together, bound by the common goal of reaching the front. The frustration dissipates, and there is a strange kind of satisfaction in the collective progress.

So, in conclusion, queuing is not just about waiting in line. It’s about understanding the unspoken rules, the hierarchy, and the shared experience. Whether you’re first in line, able to see the front, or further back in the queue, there is a unique dynamic at play. Embrace it, be patient, and remember that everyone is in the same boat.