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When it was finally my turn I got so confused by the system that I wasn't sure if there was another queue I hadn't seen, or if there was some strange order to which number you were allowed to walk up to.

I realize how silly that was now, but it's so much easier to deal with big changes. These little changes to normal things like shopping always sneak up on me.


27th February 2013

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4 months ago #9771068        
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Ussually we have danish queues system here... but one day i came to this fruit store in south jakarta.. And when it's time to pay my groceries... I was so confused that not much peoples at the cashiers.. So i just move closer to the register to pay.. Than the cashier told me.. "Queue please and she pointed the queue line that hide at the corner of the store" turn out they had an english system.. So, i know how you feel.. :shocked:

6 months ago #9754569        
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That's how you queue at one kind of store here in the states, TJMaxx/Marshals, minus the guy yelling next(a automated voice handles that). And it's just that one department chain. It is truly baffling.

2 years ago #9511934        
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I find a mix of both. Coles: Queue in a line at each register. Target: NEXT!!!!!!! (or rather "the register at number 3 is free" in weird siri voice thing :XD:)

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3 years ago #9442280        
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Over generalisation.

3 years ago #9427521        
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the danish queues is similar to indonesian queues

3 years ago #9360819        
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That's hilarious in North America we have a mix of how the lines work when cashing out. Some places do the lines and call the customers when ready. Most food stores do the whole you hope in line for a specific register.

4 years ago #9227043        
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They do this both ways in the states, although it depends where you go, but the english way happens more on base grocery stores aka commissaries while the Danish way happens more often everywhere else.

5 years ago #9122176        
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So if you ar from Finland and confusion is one thing we hate and googlin at strangers... the thing would be not to go near a store =D
We like lines that ar...well lines... no desorder and confusion where to go.

Miri_Me

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5 years ago #9055101        
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Especially in smaller shops, the queueing system may also change depending how busy it is - so if it's quite quiet, you'll go to a free till, if there's a few people and, say, two tills, you'll have two short queues - and then when it gets busy, you'll have one long queue, and people will go from the front of it to the first available queue, It can swap between these in about 30 seconds, and it just happens, because suddenly there are more people, and this is the most space-efficient, quickest way of doing things.

I quite like it, and I'm never quite sure why people don't do this outside of Britain...

5 years ago #9041371        
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Ha! Briliant!


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