The Waiting Line

Posted Saturday, May 16, 2009, at 8:30 AM
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  • Michael is definitely of the Government. He deliberately invented waiting in line, and without noticing, invented the 'Big Bang' theorem, which is caused by all the car doors being slammed shut at the instant the store doors are unlocked.

    Isn't it nice, this slower pace of life, where one can take the time to hold the door open for another?

    In Messiah. Arley

    -- Posted by Navyblue on Mon, May 18, 2009, at 3:55 PM
  • Not sure if "Herd Mentality" applies more to cows, sheep, chickens, ducks, alpacas or people.

    During my previous life, required to routinely attend public meetings, sporting events/concerts and other "thangs" which naturally attracted large crowds of people and their vehicles, I learned a few things.

    Often, saving something to read and arriving early with paper, magazine or book in hand, is a winner.

    No traffic going in, no lines, no pushing and shoving.

    Can't arrive early, stop for a cuppa and fresh apple pie (NO SUGAR ADDED) and walk in without lines a little late. This works best when you have guaranteed seating and you arrive with bout ten seconds to spare.

    Save enough of the reading to allow delay in leaving, so you can walk out without any elbows thrown, find your ride in a near empty parking lot and drive away on empty streets.

    At most, you arrive home a few minutes later than leaving in the mob, swapping paint in pushing for the exits and filling the air with smoky comments.

    At least, your blood pressure and irritability remain under control. And you get some of that reading finished you never have time for.

    -- Posted by HerndonHank on Mon, May 18, 2009, at 7:42 PM
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    Sceptre said... I usually start coughing loudly, and then announce in a loud voice, "I'll never go to Mexico for a vacation again."

    Good One... at least right now!

    -- Posted by Brian Hoag on Tue, May 19, 2009, at 6:27 AM
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