Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Why is it that we may on some occasions spend 30-45 minutes or more wandering a store, perhaps even asking questions of a sales person for 10 minutes or more, but when we get to the checkout line we suddenly imagine that 5 minutes is an outrageous amount of time and a terrible imposition?

To see this in the more extreme manifestation, observe how people often act in the parking lot after investing hours at a concert or sporting event or other entertainment.

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On the other hand, I have found that if the other people in line allow me to enter into a friendly conversation with them that the time in line becomes almost insignificant.

In fact, I have observed that people’s scowls often turn to smiles and their eyes brighten and that even sometimes, when we finally get to the register that it seems as though the time of our encounter was too short.

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