Tess & Ravi

Adam and Rob discuss your favourite times of day. Also, Tess and Ravi talk about something British people love, but most people hate!

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How do you feel about queuing?

If you’ve been to Britain, do you think it’s true what Tess and Ravi said – are the British good at queuing? 

How about queues in your country? Do people queue up politely or do they jump the queue? Do you jump the queue?

We’d love to hear from you - write your answers in the comments.


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queuing in is a very new in my country (Rwanda) so people can't bear that. but here at Beijing it is very common you can even find two people on a queue. Personally I hate queuing because it is boring but on the other side it is quite effective and it makes the process going smooth.

Hello everyone, I really don't like queuing. In the supermarket, I can wait but I can't bear some people who jump the queue. It's not polite and not fair. Let think about the feeling of people before you jump wherever.

Hi! On of the most annoying thing for me is queueing. And I noticed, that time is ticking to slowly when you are waiting your turn. But it's impossible to avoid queues at all. That's why only polite behaviours can soften this nervous stress. As for queue jumping, of cause it's not acceptable. It only makes people more nervous.

Hi everyone!
Actually i dont know people who like queuing. On my opinion people dont like queuing or hate queuing. I have never heard that British have got ability be good at queuing. But i have not a debt in politeness of British.
On the whole people pretty politely in my country. Basically they dont attempt to jump the queues .Although they can do it in hospitals. There people can be more agressive than in other places.It's my practice .Their favorite phrase to jump queus there-"I only to ask...". As to me..i sometimes a little nervous at queuing, but usally i peaceful. Also i hade a cases jumping queues ,but only couple of times.

hello.. i don’t think i love queuing.. but it’s good for organizing our day-life..and also i think British people are more polite in queuing ...
I don’t jump a queue line .. and i won’t ..

In my country Chile, is common to see people doing queuing in some places. However, actually, this custom has been replace by tickets-numbers. Por example, in a pharmacy or other places where people wait attention, they must get a ticket-number to be served. This mode is fulfilled by all and nobody tries to jump a number.

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Which is the action to wait but with one ticket'number when you need to do something?, for example in a bank? Is queuing too, because I haven't in front of me anyone, everybody is sat.

Hi All, I hate queuing because it's stressful, In my country is normal to do queue for everything. Banks, Health, buying and more, Some people try to jump the queue in special I think. Women,