What would you queue for?

RedDinger

War Hero
There have been various pictured in the news this morning of huge queues at loads of shops. Even Primark for f*cks sake. How desperate can anyone be for a new pair of pants to queue half the night in the freezing cold for a shop they'll be able to walk right into tomorrow?

Its the same with new books, games, I-phones etc. Why are people so desperate to be the first to get something everyone can have shortly after?

I get it if you are queueing for something with a finite amount available, like concerts, cup finals etc. But would anyone on here really queue up in the freezing cold for a pair of trainers?
 

BaldBaBoon

War Hero
No to keep it simple.

I have had great pleasure in being vindicated for my end of the world preparations that I have been doing for years and even converted my wife into seeing the sense of it.

I dont need to do shopping beyond fesh food top ups and I simply do not like people.
 
There have been various pictured in the news this morning of huge queues at loads of shops. Even Primark for f*cks sake. How desperate can anyone be for a new pair of pants to queue half the night in the freezing cold for a shop they'll be able to walk right into tomorrow?

Its the same with new books, games, I-phones etc. Why are people so desperate to be the first to get something everyone can have shortly after?

I get it if you are queueing for something with a finite amount available, like concerts, cup finals etc. But would anyone on here really queue up in the freezing cold for a pair of trainers?
Some people see shopping as a hobby rather than the boring suffer-fest that it actually is*.



*Unless for DIY stuff or motorbikes
 
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This just proves a large section of the populous shouldn't be allowed in public without proper supervision. Personally I wouldn't queue for anything. I don't need anything at current, the hair can wait another couple of weeks and I have enough clothes.

I just don't understand the lemming mentality.
 

chimera

LE
Moderator
Some guy from the British Retail Consortium said on the radio that the lockdown had cost shops £31 Billion in lost sales. To me that is £31 Billion in sales of stuff that people actually didn't need, as all shops selling essential items were open.
 
Some guy from the British Retail Consortium said on the radio that the lockdown had cost shops £31 Billion in lost sales. To me that is £31 Billion in sales of stuff that people actually didn't need, as all shops selling essential items were open.
But even then you could get stuff delivered and most had click and collect.
 
Some people see shopping as a hobby rather than the boring suffer-fest that it actually is.
They also tend to have the mindset of "I have money, what can I spend it on?" rather than "I have money, is there anything I actually need/want?".

Funnily enough there is also a large overlap with the people that say "These were on sale at half price so I saved 20 quid" rather than the more accurate "I didn't need or want these but they had a massive sticker so I spent 20 quid I wouldn't otherwise have done".

I swear the average teenager would buy a dog turd if it had a Nike tick and a 75% off sticker.
 
Tony Blair, in the stocks, knock his smiling grin off with a wet baseball bat.
 
A MILF orgy with free beer
 

Chef

LE
Tony Blair, in the stocks, knock his smiling grin off with a wet baseball bat.
I like the finesse of a 'wet' baseball bat.

Not much I'd queue up for, like some people we're fairly well organised.

Free money or Fern Sutherland I suppose

Fern Sutherland
 

Blogg

LE
If in dire need:

Water
Food
Essential medication

Happily do not live in socialist paradise of Venezuela, so answer is virtually nothing.
 

RedDinger

War Hero
Beer, in pub, to drink indoors. **** all chance of that.
On that note, how desperate were the people sitting outside pubs at midnight in the freezing cold?

Don't get me wrong, going to the pub is one of my hobbies. But this is well over the top.
 

holyphuc

Old-Salt
No to keep it simple.

I have had great pleasure in being vindicated for my end of the world preparations that I have been doing for years and even converted my wife into seeing the sense of it.

I dont need to do shopping beyond fesh food top ups and I simply do not like people.
Me neither, or spending money!
 

Sarastro

LE
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
There have been various pictured in the news this morning of huge queues at loads of shops. Even Primark for f*cks sake. How desperate can anyone be for a new pair of pants to queue half the night in the freezing cold for a shop they'll be able to walk right into tomorrow?

Its the same with new books, games, I-phones etc. Why are people so desperate to be the first to get something everyone can have shortly after?

I get it if you are queueing for something with a finite amount available, like concerts, cup finals etc. But would anyone on here really queue up in the freezing cold for a pair of trainers?
Have Amazon stopped delivering or something?

Do what Arabs do. If the traffic at the roundabout is too long, mount the massive US style storm-drain pavements in your even bigger 4x4 to skip straight onto the roundabout.
 

endure

GCM
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Yokel

LE
Kelly Brook.

Fcuk off - she is mine, so you will be queuing forever

I like the finesse of a 'wet' baseball bat.

Not much I'd queue up for, like some people we're fairly well organised.

Free money or Fern Sutherland I suppose

Fern Sutherland

.She appears to be running away from you.

Me? I would queue up for a lecture of Queuing Theory - Google it. Or to go to Kew Gardens. Or if I really needed a P.
 

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