SSS ~ Line

I drove up to the bank where 3 lanes sported OPEN signs and of course I chose the lane to the far right where there are no cars over the closest lane that dealt with the teller direct which had 4 cars waiting and over the middle lane that had 2 cars waiting.

Clear logic told me to drive to the empty lane so I didn’t have to waste time, gasoline and patience waiting in line.

I placed my bank business in the tube, heard it go whoosh and then wondered how it could be possible that I sat there and watched each car in the other lanes as they finished their business and drove off before my receipt thunked back down to me as I waited where there was no line.

My next stop was the grocery store where I zoomed around to pick up the 3 things I needed, zipped into the lane where only 1 person was being checked out.

I glanced over to the registers to see if I had chosen the right line if you could call 1 person a line and saw at least 3 people in each line with carts piled high with everything in them.

I nearly let out a jungle roar in frustration as I watched those other shoppers get checked, paid their bills, got bagged up, and wheeled their carts to the door while the lady in front of me continued to argue with the checker about her credit card was good and there was really no reason why it shouldn’t have worked!

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15 responses to “SSS ~ Line

  1. Been there, that’s what happens to me!

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  2. You’ve got the same luck I do picking lines, Arlene. Never the right ones! lol

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  3. there is a sought-after-insight-into-life-and-reality in your Six (and the situations you describe), and the Answer is….

    Your inquiry will be answered in the order is has been placed, please standby by for the next available…

    lol. very true Six

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  4. UP

    The one I’m NOT in always moves! Ugh! Same here. Good six.

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  5. I am a line hopper myself. I study the lines, count the people, estimate the number of items in the wagon, study the speed of the cashier, calculate all these fixed criteria and make a decision. But there is always a variable that comes into play, the unexpected, the random chance. Wonderful realistic story…….and so true.

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  6. Thanks Len, sometimes it just has to be what it is…..a hint to pause and call on my patience.

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  7. Yes, so true. I often get the wrong line after believing it’s the fastest. I tried the automatic self checkout once but completey mucked it up in just about every way you could imagine. Oops. I ended up having to call for staff help, which I knew infuriated the shoppers behind me 🙂

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  8. Hahaha. That one reason i haven’t tried the self-checker, coward that i am. Also i like to think i’m saving someone’s job. Thanks for telling your experience.

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  9. I am always in the wrong lane! It is frustrating! I like to search the Walmart stores for a cashier. I like to say if I wanted to check myself out I would apply for a job here. Ha! Hugs

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