Grumbling in the Queue

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond – How To … – July 2, 2016


No frenetic rush

To board a train, plane or bus,

Buy a stamp or pay for tea;

Just form an orderly queue, please,

Where the British stereotype

Is happiest to gripe

About the wait, queue-jumpers and the weather,

There’s no better place to grumble together.


© Kim M. Russell, 2016

Grumbling in the queue

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11 thoughts on “Grumbling in the Queue

  1. Lovely … and living in Italy my friend something of a dream – the Italians never queue unless absolutely obliged to do so … like walking them through a long tight corridor 😉 I’ve seen many a shocked American and Brit watch as the Italians board a bus or train.

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    1. Hi Georgia! I have to say I didn’t notice any of that in Florence , especially when we were waiting at the Academia. But then, I suppose they were all tourists!


      1. Oops … sorry that was a mistaken comment there – i was referring to the prego etc. As for queuing up – usually where the tourists are .. like galleries (and most certainly airports) something can be done. It’s every day that can be hectic … and the further south you go the worse it becomes. However, I think the worst place I’ve ever been for this sort of thing is Rome.

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