Originally Posted by altagirl
I have no idea where you got that out of what I said.
Well, you’re saying that you don’t see anything wrong with groups of people taking the single’s line as long as they ride individually when they get to the front.
And I’m saying that type of thinking jams the single’s line so that a single individual actually has to wait LONGER standing in the single’s line than if he just went to another line. In fact, by mid afternoon when enough people abuse the single line, it becomes attractive for a single skier to NOT use the line.
And then what you have really is just long, confusing lines all around. The “group” lines become inundated with singles who (understandably) don’t want to wait on the ridiculously long single’s line. This slows down the overall line as the lifties have more trouble sorting people out.
It’s simple: Keep the single line for single skiers. Keep the group lines for groups of 2, 3, and 4. Four people ride together and expedite the line. Three people, also, easily move along as the liftie directs a single to join them. Two rapidly move along as well as the liftie directs two more to go with them.
But your thinking makes for overall chaos. The individual line is for individual skiers, not for groups of people to say, “Oh, we’ll go as a group but we’ll ride the lift individually. We just don’t feel like waiting on a group line.” This makes it confusing all around.
It’s not difficult: 1 on this line. 2, 3, 4, on that line. Case closed.
I bet when you go to the express checkout, you give 10 items to your boyfriend and 10 for yourself, all to make the “15” items or less line?