2 March 2009

Ex-Queues Me!

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My least favourite part of my job is when I have to make a visit to the
post-office.
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My local post-office is quite small inside and has a sign that informs customers that, due to the lack of space, they do not operate a single queue system. The sign then goes on to ask customers to choose a cashier to queue at, thus creating four separate queues.
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Except when I've done this in the past, I get tutted and muttered at that, "there is a queue you know".
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My attempts at trying to point out the sign to these people with my eyebrows falls on deaf ears (although, technically I suppose it falls on deaf eyes?)
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So today I entered the post office, assessed the queue situation, chose a cashier and strode purposefully to the window behind a man being served.
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As soon as the man in front had finished, I naturally assumed I would be next to be served.
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But, oh no!
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The old lady with a walking-stick had other ideas and zoomed in from my right to take her place at the window.
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To say I was cross is a bit of an understatement.
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I had obeyed the post office's instructions and not formed a single queue.
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I had sought out a cashier and had obediently formed a separate queue.
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When it was finally my turn, I spent 10 minutes moaning and whinging at the poor lady who got to serve me.
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Then when I turned to leave, I noticed a single queue had formed behind me.
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I sighed, looked pointedly at the sign with my eyebrows and left.
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And I know I shall have to do it all again tomorrow...
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5 comments:

April said...

I know exactly what you mean - people just don't pay attention!

April xx

Marie said...

I think it's the inherent Britishness of us - we can't help but queue!

You should make leaflets with the instructions on and hand them out to anyone who tuts at you or tries to cut you up ;)

xMx

Lace hearts said...

I'm sorry, but that post did make me chuckle. But it is annoying when they have a suggested system, and then don't follow it. I think you should leaflet outside the PO just as Marie suggests! LOL. x

MelMel said...

Its so annoying!
You can feel your life slipping away....so boring!
Hope your next visit is much quicker!xxxx

Taz said...

Our post office is the same and if there is more than 4 people in the room then it gets too crowded to even know who's going where!