How does waiting in line work?

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  1. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

    patrickdunn

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    Of course, this is MacRumors, so I am expecting funny answers. Seriously, how does it work? Can you not go to the bathroom or get something to eat without loosing your spot, or are people cool and let you come and go?

    How do you know somebody is not butting you when you are sleeping?

    EDIT: I'm talking about waiting in line for releases like iPhones and such.
     
  2. Keniff macrumors 6502a

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    "How does waiting in line work?"

    omfg!

    Stop the internet, we have a winner
     
  3. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    Is this a Seinfield episode?:confused:

    Sounds like something the beginning of a George and Jerry discussion.;) I'm part of the "once you leave the line, you lose your place" faction. What's your opinion Costanza?
     
  4. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    It's a line. You have a spot. You leave that spot, your spot is gone. Get back in line.

    Bring a friend.
     
  5. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Buying an iPhone, to me, isn't something worth waiting in line for. You can order it online, or buy it someplace that doesn't have a line, or wait a few days for the hoopla to die down.

    My time is too valuable to spend waiting in line to buy something, let alone worry about whether I can go drain without losing my place. :rolleyes:
     
  6. yg17 macrumors G5

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    When I waited in line for my 3G, people were generally cool and would let you run to the john or to the food court to grab something to eat if you needed to.

    I'd imagine if you left for a long period of time they'd get angry, but a few minutes wasn't an issue.
     
  7. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Rig a cathader.
    Pack some sandwiches.
    Bring something for of entertainment, like books or games.
    Bring a good friend.
    Stay well hydrated.

    And um...a knife.

    If the PS3 release is any indication, bring some protection. People are insane.
     
  8. patrickdunn thread starter macrumors 6502a

    patrickdunn

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    Catheter isn't my style. Imagine the look on people's faces if they knew you were peeing yourself while talking to them.
     
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

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    I guess you make friends with the nerds surrounding you, and resist the temptation to tea-bag them if they take a nap.
     
  10. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    why resist? they deserve it. :p
     
  11. conch575 macrumors 6502

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    One of the funniest titles I've read in all my membership (of 2 months :p)
    I think you should bring a friend, food, whatever. Don't forget to pee before you get into line!
     

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