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  • The thing that truly irritates me is the way that most people think that life's better if you just kind of doddle along, letting things happen to you, and how dare you try to get on with your life at the expense of moving around them.

    I can't live like that, and I can't really understand how people even try. Every once in a while someone will say, "Stop doing things, just relax." I have a tendency to come back with the Erdos answer "There will be time to rest in the grave."

    I don't know. Maybe some peo


    You are what you think.
  • Let me start by saying that it is never easy!

    View each queue and make mental notes as to the following:

    1. How many people are in each queue?
    2. What are their ages?
      • Older people are slower*. As the body (and mind) get older, people slow down.
    3. What are their sexes?
      • Women are slower*. Why? Most women are more cost conscience and therefore watching the price as each item is rung up (and correcting the cashier when there are mistakes).
    4. Are they married or single?
      • Check for a ring**. Married people are
    • Check for a ring**. Married people are slower*. Why? Wives make sure that their husbands are more cost conscience. (See #3.)

      I'm usually cost conscience before getting to the checkout. After which I can't remember what the price of something is. If I think it should've been cheaper (and I think it's worthwhile), I'll go check the price myself after checkout, and if I'm right, I'll bring it to customer service where you get a FULL REFUND for the item(s) (that's the policy :-). My favorite was when several

  • That was a very amusing and interesting read. Your mind works a lot like mine, apparently. My solution is SIMD -- amortize the time spent in line by buying more food at once. I go grocery shopping as infrequently as I can bear and fill my cart as much as it can bear, or sometime two carts if the whole family comes along.

    Time of day matters too. At night, the ratio of customers to cashiers is much higher. Although the total number of customers is smaller so the shopping is easier, the longer time spent