• @radix
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    514 months ago

    Does waiting on the phone count? If so, six hours to get someone at the IRS, so they could fix the mistake in 2 minutes.

    • @LesserAbeOP
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      184 months ago

      That’s wild. I feel like the phone network is too dicey, like my call would have dropped at some point over six hours

  • Pons_Aelius
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    354 months ago

    Back in the before times, I sat in line for 36 hours for front row seats for a David Bowie concert in 1987.

    It turned into a street party for the 100 or so people in the line.

  • 🇰 🔵 🇱 🇦 🇳 🇦 🇰 ℹ️
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    The first time I was at Disney Land after they replaced the People Mover Tram in Tomorrow Land with that Crash Test Dummy ride. Waited like 2 and half hours for a 6 minute ride that wasn’t even that impressive.

    But no. I once got to the DMV an hour before they opened and only just barely got to the counter before they stopped serving people at 5pm.

    • @JusticeForPorygon
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      Rocket Racers! You had the unique opportunity to experience one of the worst rides in theme park history, in idea, design, and execution! I am more than willing to bet the ride broke down at least once while you were staying in line, as it happened to do that a lot.

      Fun fact: since they used the same track layout as the peoplemover they had to slow it down a ton at the turns since they were too sharp. Another reason they closed the ride so quickly (other than it being fucking terrible) is because the supports suffered structural damage that would have required them to be replaced for continued operation. Disney was in a rough spot in the 90s, cutting costs at every corner after their investment in Euro Disneyland completely flopped, so they closed it to save money. The tracks are still there, as they were built into many of the buildings at Tomorrowland, meaning pretty much the entire area would need to be closed to take them out.

    • @JusticeForPorygon
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      Most democratic country:

      Fuck human rights no water for you

  • @[email protected]
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    Probably not the longest, but the most ridiculous. We have a big free African music festival in our city and there are loads of different food stalls with great food. There was a Kenyan one that my best friend really wanted to go to as she lived in Kenya when she was a kid, and the queue was big which usually means good food. However once we were in the queue we realised the queue was moving really slowly… No matter, it must be worth it when we get there surely… After 45 mins I really wanted to go somewhere else but the sunk cost fallacy and the thought of getting in another queue made me stay… After over an hour we finally get to the front and realise that the reason it’s so slow is because they have the most illogical ordering system that doesn’t make sense, and even the staff seem totally confused. An hour and a half later we finally get our food and it’s ok. Just ok. In a big field full of amazing food we managed to pick the most mediocre one, and stupidly queued along with loads of other stupid queueing people for no good reason except being in a queue.

  • @gnate
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    224 months ago

    Waiting for my checks from trickle-down economics to roll in.

    • @Floufym
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      14 months ago

      I’m in this line too !

  • Philo
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    204 months ago

    Something like 13.8 billion years from the Big Bang till I was born. Still not sure it was worth the damn wait.

    • Rosco
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      Hey, considering how long the universe will be around, you got in pretty early!

      • @JusticeForPorygon
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        Considering how long the earth will be around (or at least in a comfortably livable state) I think we got fucked over

        • @LesserAbeOP
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          34 months ago

          Well hey, we got in when there’s medicine and electricity and internet, but before mad max, so I think the timing isn’t too bad

          • @JusticeForPorygon
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            24 months ago

            Could be better, could be worse.

            Don’t have to die of Cholera, food/water isn’t considered a human right.

            You win some you lose some

  • @[email protected]
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    194 months ago

    I thought waiting a line with 30 to 40 people ahead was a nightmare, until I saw the Brits queuing for a mile to see the deceased queen. That day I realized no one can beat the Brits at queuing.

    • @bitwaba
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      34 months ago

      I think it was over 12hrs wait time at one point.

  • @jordanlund
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    174 months ago

    Waited just over a year in the Steam Deck line.

  • @mlg
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    154 months ago

    7 hours at the DMV only to get rejected even after checking documents when I arrived because I needed another one.

    Never went back to that hellhole office and found another one that took 15 minutes.

    • @Brekky
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      34 months ago

      DMVs are the absolute worst.

  • @atp2112
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    154 months ago

    I once waited 3.5 hours for free pancakes at IHOP. I had a shit week and just wanted some free pancakes, but they accidentally crossed my name out before even seating me, so I saw multiple groups arrive after, eat, and leave before my dumbass thought “maybe I should say something.”

    Also, my phone was dead for the last 2 hours of that.

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        24 months ago

        They were. And I still tipped the amount the pancakes would have been

  • Wren
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    144 months ago

    4ish hours to get into the Catacombs in Paris. Not long by some of the other times mentioned here, but I got sunburnt pretty bad despite being in the shade a lot. Totally worth it though, it was really cool and my dad really wanted to see it

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    Waited 3 hours for a Harry Potter ride at Universal Studios.

    Family used to go to Disney World in Orlando every winter when I was a kid, and we ended up visiting Universal too one of the years. At the time, the Harry Potter section was still new so everyone wanted to check it out. We got in line for the main ride which runs through a giant Hogwarts castle. Every time we thought we had finally made it, the line snaked into a new room and we would all groan. We probably shuffled through rooms for like 2 hours until the line went outside and you could finally see the sheer volume of people ahead of us. Eventually we did make it and I was very excited to finally see what the ride was-!

    Turns out the entire thing was just 15 minutes of rocking around on a seat while watching a projected video of some dudes on broomsticks.

    I remember the first thing we all joked about afterwards was how much of a let-down the final ride was after all that build-up. Funny enough, today I still only really remember the wait in line and almost nothing about the ride.

    This also ended up being the last of our Orlando trips. My mom found out she had cancer around that time and would pass a few years later. Now writing this out, I wonder how she felt back then, spending one of her last remaining moments in this world waiting in line for a silly theme park ride.

    For me at least, the entire thing is still a fond memory with family.

    • @[email protected]
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      34 months ago

      The most I remember too about Disneyland Paris are the queues. And from what I have read our experience is very common.