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Daily Archives: August 18, 2012


Why are swimming pools so loud? It’s like a  muffled sound of water splashing screaming. I’m sure it’s in shape of the building but at outside swimming pool is just as loud……. 


 Queuing,lining-up, single file, one behind the other…….is this this such a English thing ? Is it not just good manners to wait for your turn ? 

Many of us are just programmed to wait our turn, but I’m sure that the words good manner’s doesn’t pop into our head as we wait. 

When  you enter a  queue you suddenly become  territorial you are now in charge of  policing the small area around you but without moving. 

You had  know idea before joining the queue you would be catapulted in to becoming a police man/women. You eyes become wide looking out for anyone who’s breaking the laws of queuing. Anyone who try’s to jump-in push-in will be surreally be on  jumped on, arrested and maybe jailed. Some people will just let the criminal’s jump in……but you just can’t let it go, politeness has passed and anger will pop out of your mouth. 


Next you start to check you have enough space around you, no one must be invading your personal space, if this is the case, most people will try and resolve the issue by suggestive body language ( stretching out, pushing back on to the person). If the invasion persists you will now be feeling more territorial about your space  and will probably ask the person to move back and give you some room….

 Key points to remember:

1) You can only ask someone behind you to do this as if you could move forward you probably wouldn’t be queuing in the first place.

2) make sure the person you are about to embark on a conversation which is constructed of many intelligent word  is not bigger then you or your queuing days may be over.


By joining a queue you  now also have the power to moan as much as you like about the queue, other people will agree with you and add to the moaning. You can guaranty people will be clock watching and comparing times they have been waiting. And the golden question ” why is it taking so long?”.  Fellow queues will now be managing the staff ” they should have put more people behind the bar working”. 


Finally it’s your turn, HOORAY

The lady/man says ” sorry about the wait” 

You say ” that’s ok not to worry”.


Why do we say this ?