The Fastest Line in the Supermarket

My college roommate once posed this question (well before smartphones):

How much money would you pay to never have to wait in line for anything for the rest of your life?

I think back to that question semi-frequently, especially if I’m standing in a long line. I’m not sure I ever came up with a ballpark dollar amount but it has to be up there. $100,000?

I came across this article again and lately, when I’m at the supermarket, I find myself trying to apply the rules to get the heck out of there faster.

The suggestions I seem to remember the easiest are a) avoid the chatty cashier and b) follow the full cart.

Of course, many people deal with waiting in long lines by simply opening up their smartphones and burning the time that way. To each their own.

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