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The Resource Why does the other line always move faster? : the myths and misery, secrets and psychology of waiting in line, David Andrews

Why does the other line always move faster? : the myths and misery, secrets and psychology of waiting in line, David Andrews

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Why does the other line always move faster? : the myths and misery, secrets and psychology of waiting in line
Title
Why does the other line always move faster?
Title remainder
the myths and misery, secrets and psychology of waiting in line
Statement of responsibility
David Andrews
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Language
eng
Summary
"How we wait, why we wait, what we wait for-waiting in line is a daily indignity that we all experience, usually with a little anxiety thrown in (Why is that the other line always moves faster?!?!). Now it's the subject of smart, quirky, compelling nonfiction treatment that has made Malcolm Gladwell and Why Do Men Have Nipples? international bestsellers. And the perfect cocktail party conversation starter: Did you know that the first lesson of boot camp is to teach recruits how to stand rigidly in line? That in Disneyland, the global center of line-waiting, queuing is managed from a bunker under Sleeping Beauty Castle? Or that the queuing is so ingrained in British culture, thugs rioting in London were observed taking their turns when looting a shop? Or that in 2007, the People's Republic of China began a series of National Voluntarily Wait-in-Line Days, in hopes that they could train their non-queuing populace to be more like Westerners before the 2008 Olympics arrived? Or that even though McDonald's and Burger King have faster counter service, surveyed customers are more satisfied waiting at Wendy's because the queue barriers assure that the first-come will be first-served? And that gets to the heart of this fascinating, witty book. Citing sources ranging from Harvard Business School professors to Seinfeld, dipping back to the first queue-during the French Revolution-to the state-of-the-art study of line management, it comes back to one underling truth: It's not about the time you spend waiting, but how the circumstances of the wait affect your perception of time. In other words, the other line always moves faster because you're not in it"--
Summary
A whimsical analysis of the ingrained culture of waiting in line includes stories about how boot camp recruits are first taught the skill of standing rigidly in formation, how London riot thugs were observed taking turns to loot and how China trained citizens to wait in line to accommodate Western visitors to the 2008 Olympics
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10459491
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1982-
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Andrews, David
Dewey number
302.3/3
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Collective behavior
  • Crowds
  • Waiting (Philosophy)
  • Social psychology
Target audience
adult
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the myths and misery, secrets and psychology of waiting in line
Label
Why does the other line always move faster? : the myths and misery, secrets and psychology of waiting in line, David Andrews
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The taming of the queue: a life in line -- The birth of the queue: bread lines, assembly lines, lunch lines -- Man, the animal that stands in line: on the psychology of waiting -- Queuetopia: the body politic waits its turn -- Billions served worldwide, one cheeseburger at a time: a study in cultural contrasts -- Lessons from an underground bunker: science in the magic kingdom -- Coda: how to avoid standing in line completely
Control code
ocn902661332
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780761181224
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015031982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)902661332
Label
Why does the other line always move faster? : the myths and misery, secrets and psychology of waiting in line, David Andrews
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The taming of the queue: a life in line -- The birth of the queue: bread lines, assembly lines, lunch lines -- Man, the animal that stands in line: on the psychology of waiting -- Queuetopia: the body politic waits its turn -- Billions served worldwide, one cheeseburger at a time: a study in cultural contrasts -- Lessons from an underground bunker: science in the magic kingdom -- Coda: how to avoid standing in line completely
Control code
ocn902661332
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780761181224
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015031982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)902661332

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