The wait seems endless. The checkout line hasn’t moved in 10 minutes. Why did you pick this line? But you can’t risk jumping into another queue that may be slower. Tick, tick, tick. Maybe you don’t even want this sweater. Would it be quicker to bail and buy it at home online?
The retail checkout line may be tedious any time of year, but it is worse during the holidays, when stores are packed and people are more likely to wait it out to meet a Dec. 25 deadline than walk away empty handed.
Nearly half of U.S. consumers say they plan to shop online this holiday season.
I’ll tell you what really bugs me. When in the fast take out lines with a maximum of six items, the person ahead of me has double that number. When I have the guts, I usually say something. Also when the person ahead of me rummages around her purse looking for change and delaying everybody else.
Do you ever shop online?
Can anything be done to speed up shopping lines?
Do shopping lines bug you?