Zentraedi From Japan, joined Jun 2007, 659 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 13 hours ago) and read 4812 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.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11561 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (4 years 13 hours ago) and read 4790 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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Okie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2829 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (4 years 12 hours ago) and read 4748 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.
Zentraedi From Japan, joined Jun 2007, 659 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 12 hours ago) and read 4718 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.
PIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (4 years 12 hours ago) and read 4684 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.
FlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (4 years 11 hours ago) and read 4663 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.
WarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 8314 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (4 years 11 hours ago) and read 4637 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.
FlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (4 years 10 hours ago) and read 4625 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.
vhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1441 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (4 years 4 hours ago) and read 4474 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.
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Offloaded From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 839 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 2 hours ago) and read 4427 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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fca767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 1724 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (4 years 2 hours ago) and read 4423 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
Ronglimeng From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 12 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4387 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.
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