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Old 08.05.2012, 08:59
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Re: What is the Issue with Queueing?

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Re: What is the Issue with Queueing?

While reading the different posts I started to ask myself, where on Earth the strange habit of queueing is done?
So far you established, that Swiss, French, Italians don't queue. I know for sure that people in Spain and South America don't either. I' ve never seen a queue by Britsh standards in South East Asia, the Eastern and Western part of the Mediterranean. In the East Europeans countries they had to queue upt to the nineties, do they do it anymore?
In other words: Are we talking about Brits and former Brits against the rest of the world?
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Old 08.05.2012, 13:07
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Re: What is the Issue with Queueing?

One word. Stanchions.
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Old 08.05.2012, 15:17
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Re: What is the Issue with Queueing?

In Cuba people will ask "Who's next?" and wait for that person before themselves. No need for a silly line of people, but there's order and to some extent communion between strangers. Nice way of doing it IMO.
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Re: What is the Issue with Queueing?

Swiss never queue in line - it's more like a rugby mawl
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There we go, something to remind you all that not all Brits are brilliant at queueing, but at least they know how to joke about it!
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Re: What is the Issue with Queueing?

Dear you!
It must have been a shocking experience; I'm really touched.
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Old 08.05.2012, 19:34
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At first I was like "ko stigne prvi prvne dgru kosprsti", but then I was like "uvek prstzki ngzdrite vicete"!
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Re: What is the Issue with Queueing?

I am definitely more agressive when I am on my own. It is much harder for me when my daughter is in tow. First of all, I am not a believer in the "eye for an eye" approach. Even though with queue cutters it is acceptable, little kids often don't understand and will simply apply it to every situation. Second, my daughter is 4 and all she will remember is how daddy pushed in front of a man in line. It's kind of a lose lose situation. Plus, if you end up in a but of a tussle verbally (or god forbid physically), that is a bad image to put in a 4 year olds head.
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Old 08.05.2012, 22:36
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While reading the different posts I started to ask myself, where on Earth the strange habit of queueing is done?
So far you established, that Swiss, French, Italians don't queue. I know for sure that people in Spain and South America don't either. I' ve never seen a queue by Britsh standards in South East Asia, the Eastern and Western part of the Mediterranean. In the East Europeans countries they had to queue upt to the nineties, do they do it anymore?
In other words: Are we talking about Brits and former Brits against the rest of the world?
What I don't understand is how anyone can argue against waiting your turn? How is it fair otherwise? Can you please tell me how you could possibly have a civil society without this process in some form? This comment basically means I can go to Coop on a Saturday, get my groceries and then shove a person at the front of the checkout out of the way because the line means nothing? Can I do it in the bank? The Post Office? A traffic light? It is never okay to shove in front of someone who has waited patiently. The sad thing is that the people who do cut are probably the ones who would get the most irate if someone did it to them.
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Re: What is the Issue with Queueing?

Well we totally agree on this one- British style queuing is a great system, and much fairer
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Old 08.05.2012, 23:28
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Re: What is the Issue with Queueing?

Nobody beat the Japanese.If asked, they can do a queue even if it's raining outside and they will not move 2 cm from where they are until it's their turn.

Next time OP has to protest, he should make sure the guy in front is not Russian(and big if he wonders why ).
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In Cuba people will ask "Who's next?" and wait for that person before themselves. No need for a silly line of people, but there's order and to some extent communion between strangers. Nice way of doing it IMO.
That's what I was used to as well, before leaving my little island. I still sometimes forget to line up when I am in the UK and just go to the counter to wait my turn. Then I feel eyes boring into the back of my head. Oops.

Here, I have been pleasantly surprised at times, when people have smiled and said " "You are first." Interestingly, it is most often young adults who seem to do that, not older ones.
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What I don't understand is how anyone can argue against waiting your turn? How is it fair otherwise? Can you please tell me how you could possibly have a civil society without this process in some form? This comment basically means I can go to Coop on a Saturday, get my groceries and then shove a person at the front of the checkout out of the way because the line means nothing? Can I do it in the bank? The Post Office? A traffic light? It is never okay to shove in front of someone who has waited patiently. The sad thing is that the people who do cut are probably the ones who would get the most irate if someone did it to them.
Passing the queue is actually a business concept.
Ever heard of priority boarding in the airport, the fastpass at Euro Disney etc?
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Re: What is the Issue with Queueing?

i once got kicked in a the ankle by an old man while queing in migros in the bahnhof, a minutes before hand he took a bicycle bell out his pocket, pointed it towards my ehem...southern region and rang it!

i had only moved over here about a month before, needless to say i was reconsidering my move!
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Re: What is the Issue with Queueing?

Last EasyJet flight they called for Speedy Boarders and 2 went forward- then they called for us the plebs, and we queued up nicely- and then the rest of the speedy ******s came laughing from the back of the hall- and staff told us plebs to go to the side, so the ******s could get by. We were all furious and refused to move- lol. Staff just didn't know what to do- but we all stayed put and they let us go to the plane If you want Speedy, be on time!
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Passing the queue is actually a business concept.
Ever heard of priority boarding in the airport, the fastpass at Euro Disney etc?
The two concepts are completely independant of each other. If you have a priority then this is a paid service and one which is offered to everybody, at a price. What we are talking about here is whether anyone simply has the right to butt in and assume the right of going before you - basically taking your place. One is fair and open to everyone and the other one is just pig ignorant.
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i once got kicked in a the ankle by an old man while queing in migros in the bahnhof, a minutes before hand he took a bicycle bell out his pocket, pointed it towards my ehem...southern region and rang it!

i had only moved over here about a month before, needless to say i was reconsidering my move!
That with the bell would kind of suggest that he was a tad senile
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Old 09.05.2012, 08:20
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That with the bell would kind of suggest that he was a tad senile
Or swissflirting.
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Or swissflirting.
Is it why they put bells on their cows?
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