Why You Always Choose The Slowest Line At The Grocery
It feels like I always choose the slowest line. Turns out.. I do!
Read this thing that said the odds really are against you. If there are 3 lanes open, you've only got a 33% chance of picking the fastest one...meaning 2 out of every 3 times, you'll pick incorrectly...and see other people moving faster than you. It's not just in your head!
So how do you get the fastest line?
Places like Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, and TJ Maxx have it right. They use a system that funnels everyone through ropes into one line...and the 1st person just goes to the next available cashier. Analysis shows this IS a faster way to check out, but studies show we just don't like it. We like to feel like we're in control...even though we're not.
I like to feel in control even though I'm not <-- story of my life!