Describe a time when you had to wait in a long line.

When it was

Wow long the queue/line was

What it was about

How you felt about waiting in this long queue or line.

Nobody really likes to wait in a long queue or line. Actually, waiting in queue is quite common in India because of the enormous population. It would not be more than 3-4 months ago and it was just before the Diwali . On a Sunday evening, I went to a supermall near my home to do some necessary shopping. I spent almost 1 hour  to pick up all the essential items. Then I approached the checkout point of the mall. While shopping, I noticed that many individuals were buying items for the festivals. However, as soon as I reached the checkout point, I had no idea how large the queue in this shopping mall could be! There were number of checkout points but each of those was surprisingly crowded. I could not decide which queue to stand in. At a point of my waiting in this long queue, I thought to put back my items on the shelves and leave the shopping mall. However, I discarded the idea as those items were important for me and my family. After 30 minutes or so, I started playing games on my mobile phone. I did so for about half an hour and then I noticed that the line in front of me had become smaller. On the other hand, the number of people behind me had grown to more than 50!.Approximately after  20 minutes I paid my bill.

Follow- up

1.What do people like to do while waiting in line?

They do various things like listen to music, play games and so on. For example, nowadays people are busy in their hectic schedule so when they are standing in a queue then they have a time to talk or chat with their near and dear ones. Some people like to talk with others when they are standing in a long line.

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