When was the last time you thought, "Oh rats, I wish this line at the grocery store was just a little longer." Never? Makes sense. It's a universal truth: Waiting for stuff sucks. And because elevators are something you almost always have to wait for, some clever folks came up with a solution to make the wait bearable: mirrors.
The Wait Is Over
Why Are You Always in the Slow Line?
Key Facts In This Video
Humans hate waiting in line because we view it as time spent wasted that could have been used productively. 00:54
The science behind human hatred for waiting in lines includes: queuing theory, illusory correlation, and just world fallacy. 01:26
One line feeding into multiple cashiers is more efficient than a line for every cashier. 02:56
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