Chicago IL –
A recently published study found that passive- aggressively making an exaggerated sigh out loud when waiting in line can often help to speed up the process. Whether you are stuck behind the person with 26 items in the 10 items or less “express” line at the grocery store or the group of turbaned men in the airport, waiting stinks. Getting caught in the que is often depressing and aggravating.
Luckily University of Chester on the Isle of Man recently concluded a year long social experiment that proved that passively letting others around you know that you are not happy with waiting helps.
“Go ahead and actualize the negative vibes that most of surrounding people are thinking, that works great. Be sure to not quite verbalize or communicate your disdain for the situation, remember you’re not trying to be constructive. Just let your negativity and hatred slowly ooze out and taint the entire environment around you.
If you are trying to help your situation make some snickering noises as well, not quite words just mouth sounds really, that helps the people working know you care. I’d even say toss in a death stare if you’re really in hurry.”
They study also found that when you do receive service or come to the end of the line be sure to express your non-gratitude by refusing to exchange pleasantries with the person performing the work.
So don’t forget “When in Line, It Helps to Whine.”