A while back I wrote about the perils of line berth. I still see people give too much space in line but, you know, it’s only been a few months since I wrote that… the Ping needs time to percolate.
Almost as important is the “one big line versus a few little lines” scenario. This morning at the airport, I was in line to buy some breakfast. The restaurant had two registers open yet, everyone made one big line. The person at the front of the line would then determine which register to go to (thanks to the ever-helpful cashiers.)
I maintain that it’s better to just pick a line and stick with it. When you’re at the grocery store, for instance, you don’t make one big line and then filter down into one of 27 registers, no. You pick a line and go. I think that works better for most situations, including the airport restaurant and the drive-up ATM.
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