How long do you wait?

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How long do you wait?

HannahPanda HannahPanda
How long do you wait in a line before you just decide to walk away? My maximum has been about an hour and a half, and I just got too tired to stand there any longer and walked off. How long on average are you willing to wait?
12/12/2011
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T&A1987 T&A1987
it depends on the perception of progress and the goal. i went to a school event to do a free build a bear with my girl friend and we waited about 2 hours. It was worth it though, the stuffed dogs were very cute.
12/12/2011
Kitka Kitka
It really depends on what you're waiting in line for. If it's just the grocery store or something similar, a half hour is ridiculous.
12/12/2011
Drakoni Drakoni
It depends on what I'm waiting on and how badly it needs done. I once waited an hour for a doctor's appointment (an early morning one at that) because I was in too much pain to consider going back to work without a pain shot. Beyond that, my limit is probably 30 minutes.
12/12/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
It depends on what I'm waiting for, but generally speaking, I won't wait long. A lot of things have been streamlined now, so there's no reason to wait for too long, when you can just go somewhere else. Even my local doctor's surgery only makes me wait five minutes.
12/13/2011
Chirple Chirple
I agree, depends on what you're waiting for.

I waited half an hour at a grocery store once. This woman was there with five kids and they kept bringing things up to the only open register (like, the kids would go back and forth between the register and the store). It was 3am. There was a line. I had no choice.

I sat down on the floor and played with an etch-a-sketch that was on a shelf nearby while people openly bitched about how rude that family was being. Seriously, half an hour. Gah. The kids were seriously going to try clothing on and exchange sizes while there was a line behind them. I would be mortified, how could anyone think that was okay behaviour ? Bleh. I don't want to judge someone without knowing what's going on in their life, but ... dude... if these people had some kind of disability or mental illness, the store should have at least tried to find a way to open another lane while that insanity carried on (they didn't call for anyone even until over 20 minutes in).


I waited an hour for a tattoo appointment. I had cookies and sat on lots of things, so it was okay.

Six hours in the emergency room as a kid. Split my lip open, got stitches and a stuffed cat.
12/13/2011
ijako9 ijako9
Depends what for if it's like a ride at Disneyland I've waited over an hour but if it's at the grocery store like 5 to 10 mins
12/13/2011
Ansley Ansley
I'm extremely impatient when it comes to standing in line at grocery stores and the like and I will actively move from line to line in order to reduce my wait time.

I've waited two hours in a doctor's appointment. When you drive twenty-five miles in traffic and the doctor is running behind (as always), you wait. It takes months to get into my doctor for anything "routine" and emergency appointments are ridiculously too expensive to book.

I've never stood in line for concert tickets or anything like that and it would have to be someone like Michael Jackson before I'd even consider it.
12/13/2011
Vanille Vanille
Depends on what I'm waiting for.
12/13/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
Two hours for a concert (That's the way we do things down here in NM, when something happens everyone plans their day around it and shows up 3 hours early to get a spot close to the stage)

Four hours for the ER

Maybe 20 minutes at a store unless it's something special
12/13/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I waited in line for 5 or 6 hours to meet a band once, and had I been there by myself I probably would have ditched out earlier than that. For the most part, it depends on what exactly I'm waiting for and how long it feels like it's taking to get there.
12/13/2011
Pink Jewel Pink Jewel
Depends on what you are waiting for. Thirty minutes might be my limit.
12/13/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
It depends on what you're talking about.

The grocery stores in our area are understaffed and overused. I usually wait at least 1/2 and hour to have my order rung up. I won't wait more than 5 or 10 minutes in a small boutique type store, though. I've walked out of small stores, when only one or two people were in line and the girl at the register had no idea what she was doing, kept making mistakes. I've also changed lines at the grocery store, with a really loud sigh (and would again) when old people bring out their check books. Really? A checkbook?!?!? Drag your ass into the 21st century, please, or be prepared to have people pissed off at your archaic, time consuming, ridiculous way of paying for things. I've heard that many stores are going to stop taking checks and I applaud the movement.

I actually pick the line I join at Target by who is at the register, I know who is fast and who takes all day at our Target. I hate waiting in line, and I'll give up MY place in line if I forget something, rather than make other people wait behind me.

I'm not a patient woman.
12/13/2011
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