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How Long Would You Be Willing To Wait In A Queue?  
User currently offlineZentraedi From Japan, joined Jun 2007, 660 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5061 times:

Well, the first Krispy Kreme just had its Grand Opening here in Nagoya and I went down there to check it out. I arrived at 9:30 AM only find a huge queue and managers stating that the wait will be at least 10 hours. No way was I going wait that long, however it seems that Japanese are quite willing. This is just nuts.   

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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11645 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5039 times:

I only queue if I have to, the longest having been at Terminal 2 in LHR after AZ cancelled all their flights but only provided three staff to re-book 500 odd people. Five and a half hours not well spent   


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User currently offlineajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5029 times:

I'm British, I can queue for eternity; much like the Irish can drink for eternity    

However much I love krispy kreme, I don't think i'd wait 10 hours for a doughnut. That's just stupid.


User currently offlineOkie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3010 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4997 times:

Quoting Zentraedi (Thread starter):
Well, the first Krispy Kreme just had its Grand Opening here in Nagoya and I went down there to check it out. I arrived at 9:30 AM only find a huge queue and managers stating that the wait will be at least 10 hours.

Maybe not 10 hours but when Krispy Kreme opened in OKC the lines were several hours long. Wait about 6-8 weeks and things will slow down to normal. Krispy Kreme may be alright for some I am just not a doughnut person.

It was a bit of a conversation piece when it first opened in OKC and we put some numbers to it but if you figure that a doughnut business that normally is built on a consumer model that generally has a normal 4-5 hour busy period per day to pay the bills. Throw in making doughnuts 24/7 for about 90 days and you pay for your building and equipment instead of 5 years. It is just gravey after that when business slows to normal.

Okie


User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 38
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4988 times:

8 hours in Honolulu - thanks to United Airlines lovely hospitality. No air-con in the hall, and no seats to be found - anywhere.   Disgusting.

Not the way to treat exhausted travellers. But they reacted quickly when one passenger collapsed and hit their head on the hard floor (blood everywhere).


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4985 times:

Theres only really a couple places where I would spend more than 5-10 mins in a line

-At the airport out of necessity
-At an embassy
-At the hellhole aka the DMV.
-At the post office with urgent mail


User currently offlinekiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8553 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4977 times:
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Willing ? About 30 seconds !

When there is no choice ? As long as it takes .... if it is important enough .



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User currently offlineZentraedi From Japan, joined Jun 2007, 660 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4967 times:

Quoting ajd1992 (Reply 2):
I'm British, I can queue for eternity; much like the Irish can drink for eternity    

lol. Seriously, I think the Japanese have the British beat hands down.

Quoting Okie (Reply 3):
Wait about 6-8 weeks and things will slow down to normal.

The crazy thing is, I hear the Krispy Kremes in Tokyo still get rather long lines despite having been around for years.

Quoting cpd (Reply 4):
8 hours in Honolulu - thanks to United Airlines lovely hospitality. No air-con in the hall, and no seats to be found - anywhere. Disgusting.

Not the way to treat exhausted travellers.

AA@NRT has that beat. They made me wait 32 hours during a terrible blizzard a few years ago. Every other airline told their passengers about the canceled flights earlier and gave their pax meal vouchers for the airport. AA refused to tell us anything until about 11:30 PM, once all the hotel rooms had been booked for passengers all the other airlines. I guess they did give us one thing...half of us got those airline blankets to sleep on the floor of the terminal.


Anyway, I took video of the queue on my iPhone:

http://www.facebook.com/v/1350835163679


User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 8873 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4954 times:

Quoting Zentraedi (Reply 8):
The crazy thing is, I hear the Krispy Kremes in Tokyo still get rather long lines despite having been around for years.

Has anyone noticed the folks in Japan getting a little wide in the middle. Where I live in the Northeast, Krispy Kremes have disappeared. No lines here for them.



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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4953 times:

Waiting in line for 10 hours is crazy. Waiting in line for 10 hours to get donuts is...well it's just plain stupid.

User currently offlineZentraedi From Japan, joined Jun 2007, 660 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4938 times:

Quoting WarRI1 (Reply 9):

Has anyone noticed the folks in Japan getting a little wide in the middle.

Not at all...

http://www.japanprobe.com/2010/03/06...r-as-american-women-become-fatter/



User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4933 times:

Waited 2 hours for an Autograph once when I was in high school and waited about that long for a ride at an amusement park (Six Flags). The Autograph was of a Chicago Bears Player and the ride at Six Flags was Batman when it first opened.

PIA77



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User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 8873 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4928 times:

Quoting Zentraedi (Reply 10):
Quoting WarRI1 (Reply 9):

Has anyone noticed the folks in Japan getting a little wide in the middle.

Not at all...

The examples on the right are why I asked. Man! They have had too many Krispy Kremes.



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4912 times:

Quoting PIA777 (Reply 11):
Waited 2 hours for an Autograph once when I was in high school and waited about that long for a ride at an amusement park (Six Flags). The Autograph was of a Chicago Bears Player and the ride at Six Flags was Batman when it first opened.

And if it was the "Batman" at Six Flags Over Georgia, I doubt it was worth the 2 hour wait. I waited 75 minutes for it the year it opened for a 59 second ride and it wasn't even close to being worth it.

Longest I've queued for anything is a roller coaster, I believe. Waited ~ 2 hours at Cedar Point before for Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster - two of the few roller coasters worth waiting that long for. Even though TTD is only 12 seconds, it was worth the wait. That 0 to 120+ mph launch was amazing. MF is well worth the wait too.


User currently offlineTheCommodore From Australia, joined Dec 2007, 2849 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4907 times:

For a Krispy Kreme, about 1 second, yuk!   


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User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 8873 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4886 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 13):
Longest I've queued for anything is a roller coaster, I believe. Waited ~ 2 hours at Cedar Point before for Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster - two of the few roller coasters worth waiting that long for. Even though TTD is only 12 seconds, it was worth the wait. That 0 to 120+ mph launch was amazing. MF is well worth the wait too.



I do not remember the name of the ride, at Hershey Park last Summer, it dammed near tore my head off with that acceleration at the start. Having a large hat size is not good. I asked my wife to go on another, she said "are you nuts" We went back to watching our young Grandsons ride the smaller rides.

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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4874 times:

Quoting WarRI1 (Reply 15):
I do not remember the name of the ride, at Hershey Park last Summer, it dammed near tore my head off with that acceleration at the start. Having a large hat size is not good. I asked my wife to go on another, she said "are you nuts" We went back to watching our young Grandsons ride the smaller rides.

Hershey Park is awesome. I went there back in 2001 - the two racing wooden roller coasters were brand new. Also one of my longest waits but not because of the number of people in front of us. We waited well over an hour in the main station waiting for the storm to pass. I've been wanting to get back there to visit again for some time. The Great Bear is another sweet roller coaster there.  


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 17, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4871 times:

Quoting Zentraedi (Thread starter):
least 10 hours.

10 hours for greasy, oily overhyped donuts? I'll pass. Krispy Kreme is a joke.

Fun advertising fact. The banner ad on this page is for Dunkin Donuts. Now theres a good place for donuts.



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User currently offlineZentraedi From Japan, joined Jun 2007, 660 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4803 times:

Quoting PIA777 (Reply 11):
The Autograph was of a Chicago Bears Player and the ride at Six Flags was Batman when it first opened.

Was that at Great America? I remember waiting a while before even trying to go for that ride.

Anyway, Japanese people sure do love queues.

Here's another pic I took at a theme park here:

http://majesticpunk.com/images/fujikyuu-small.jpg

Yes, that's 6 hours. Sure, it was the new and main attraction, but still every other roller coaster was at least a 3 hour wait.


User currently offlineRJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4775 times:

Quoting Zentraedi (Thread starter):
This is just nuts.


Doughnuts surely?


User currently offlineiairallie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4755 times:

Don't even like Krispie Creme. Only way I would wait in line 10 hours for a doughnut is if someone were going to pay me like a grand for a box of those doughnuts. Then I'd happily wait.

User currently offlinevhqpa From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 1456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4723 times:

When Krispy Kreme's first opened in Queensland people started queuing 3 days prior and there were queues several hours long on the day. Even a month later I waited for around 20 minutes. Prior to opening people used to brings bags full of KK's back from SYD/MEL.

When the iPhone went on sale there were similar queues.

Longest I've personally spent in a queue was around 2 hours for an autograph.




Vhq.



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User currently offlineOffloaded From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4676 times:

When you do business, or have dealings with any government department in Spain or Portugal, you get used to waiting in queues. You also get used to getting to the front of the line only to be told you're in the wrong one, so go back and get another ticket and wait again.... except that by the time you get to the front again, the person you need to see has gone for lunch.  


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User currently offlinefca767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 1754 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4672 times:

I was shocked they Queued up 10 hours for Free Donuts as they'd go off after a few days...
But I've just realised after reading posts, that they buy them! what! All that queueing just to buy a Donut...Even Homer Simpson has the brains not to do that  


User currently offlineRonglimeng From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 625 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4636 times:

I remember being shocked and annoyed at the incredible length of the queue for taxis at Kai Tak airport in 1979. But the queue was moving at almost a walking pace and the loading of cabs was done with great efficiency. It was almost a pleasure being part of it all.

I guess if a queue is well-organised, well-policed, forward progress is being made, and what is at the end is worthwhile, then I have a lot of patience.

My wife queued up at an oil change facility yesterday. She got behind a truck that seemed to require a lot of extras. I just wanted to bale out. We didn't really need an oil change then anyway. Comments and opinions were exchanged. Things didn't sweeten up for at least 3 or 4 hours.


25 seb146 : I like the line in "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" movie. Something like "Step aside. I'm English, I can queue with the best of them!" I think it i
26 Post contains images JakeOrion : While that IS insane, the worst I've ever seen is people waiting in lines for WEEKS to see movie (namely Star Wars), buy a Playstation, etc etc etc.
27 tugger : Interesting tidbit, In'n Out has the unique ability to get people to wait in line longer than its rivals. The average drive-through wait is something
28 PIA777 : Yes Great America in Gurnee, IL. PIA777
29 bohica : I will no longer pay ridiculous amounts of money to stand in line on a hot day for over an hour just for some ride that lasts less than a minute. ___
30 WarRI1 : It was a great place, we enjoyed it, along with the Grandsons. We did not see any Krispy Kremes, but we found a shop where they fried the doughnuts a
31 flybaurLAX : That's why you have to go in October. At Purdue, we have a fall break in the middle of October, so last year a few friends and I went to Cedar Point.
32 Post contains images Fabo : Well... first thing I try to find out if there is alternative... sometimes it is priceless, like when I met a friend who camped basically overnight fo
33 oa260 : I hate ques. If I walk into a restaurant and there is more then a 10 minute wait I walk out. Also it has to be something special for me to que in a st
34 Post contains images HAWK21M : If Im determined on that day & have spare time....I can wait the longest compared to the rest in the que.
35 ManuCH : The longest queue I have willingly endured was the 2 hour wait at the observation deck in ZRH when there was the A380 event. We were in good company,
36 Post contains images oa260 : Arr thats different , Id que for that also. Its a nice atmosphere there .
37 Post contains images shamrock604 : Now, now!!! Enough with that stereotyping!!!!! Besides, you brits are sure able to give us a run for our money when it comes to drinking.... In my ho
38 Post contains images MCO2BRS : Living in [arguably] the theme park capital of the world, queueing is something I encounter almost daily, given the inordinate number of tourists here
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