Here is a summary of how businesses around me handle short bursts of work:

  • When i go to the doctor:
    • find an empty seat in the waiting room
    • observe who’s before me
    • wait untill all those people have been seen by the doctor
  • When i go to the supermarket:
    • join the queue at the end
    • wait untill al before me have been helped
  • When i go the the bakery:
    • get a number from a ticketing machine at the entrance
    • wait untill a seller indicates he’s willing to process my requests
  • When i go to my car dealer:
  • hand over car keys
  • give my mobile phone number
  • relax in the loung untill they come find me (or send me an sms)</li>