Now I am not one who cares about standing in lines. I know it bugs a lot of people. But I’m the type of person that if the line is too long, I just either accept it or just put down my stuff and walk out of the store and come back later.
I noticed today I had to go to Walmart to pick up my meds. And that line was short, but I noticed on my way out Walmart only had three registers open. This was 2pm on a Saturday (12/12) right before Christmas, so I figured, “OK this can’t be good.” Of course I could hear many people not happy.
Of course since I applied at Walmart for Christmas help and they didn’t hire me, “Tough on them”
Then I went to the Chicago Public Library to pick up my book I put on hold and they only had one person working the desk, and line was doubled up. It would’ve went out of the library into the street, but they opened up a reading room for people to stand.
It took me 35 minutes to get my book. But like I said, I don’t care, as I flicked on my walkman and listened to my audiobook while in line.
So I just thought I’d start a thread about this?
Have you noticed stores or other places cutting back on their lines? I thought maybe with the economy such as it is, they weren’t hiring people figuring, “Let the people wait.”
The post office was crowded too, but my local post office never has more than two lines open regardless of how busy it is or isn’t
So what are your feelings about long lines at Christmas? I am referring to standing at lines at Christmas specifically but feel free to chime in at other times too