Saturday, April 19, 2014


Queue is the way of life in our nation.Everywhere one goes,there is queue.For paying a bill,there is a queue.At the enquiry counter,there is a queue.At the bus stop ,there is a queue.At the ticket counter ,there is a queue.At the examination centre ,there is  a queue.Even at the toilets,there is  a queue.For passport ,there is  a queue For immigration, there is a queue.Even one goes to cast a vote at the elections,there si a queue.Queue includes the plural ....that is many queues.

Why ? Why a queue ? Simply, because of such a huge population.Thanks to continous breeding ,there are so many people out there that a queue is the only solution.Yet this solution leads to many more problems.

Lots of time is wasted in the queue.If someone thinks ,that he can join queue ,get work done & be on other tasks at hand ,he is absolutely wrong ! Most of the times,when a person almost reaches the servicing counter,it is lunch time or closing time.So next ,that person has to make a new beginning.Many times,when a person has almost reached the counter,he is told that he was standing in the wrong queue.At other times,he will be made to realise that he forgot to include some documents,cash is only accepted,cheque is accepted,draft is only accepted & so on.

Some people think nothing of jumping the queue.Corruption is another issue in  queue.So queue may seem to create more problems instead of solving any.

Since lots of people are in the queue,people do end up fighting as well.This raises tempers & sometimes there is  a war going on .At other times,there could be wars going on.I recall, that I had gone to register for Aadhar.Some people started a fight about who should be served first.That was enough reason for the servicing staff to close the counter for the day !

Many have to take  off from their offices  to stand in such serpentine queues.They are just praying that their work gets done.More often than not,it gets spilled over.This leads to lots of bitterness.

Nowadays,many people pay bills online.Phone enquiries have made some dent.As technology improves & becomes widespread,hopefully ,queues will lesson.For the queue to go away ,there has to be strict population control.Technology & public participation has to go  hand in hand, in eliminating  the  queue !

This is my blog post for "Q " in the A to Z Blogging Challenge.

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Afshan Shaik said...

Quite a realisitc take on queues in India. Queues at REST ROOM also make me want to cry some days
U know what I wrote a similar post for Q in last years challenge - Q

Do read when the challenge finishes :) U may like it

juzta mom said...

Yes queues everywhere and almost every time a waste of time. I have completely shifted to online!!

Jean said...

I have a very hard time with my patience, and the fact that you say that one cannot get any work done while waiting in a queue would drive me crazy! and for little children, how difficult this must be!
thank you!


JANU said...

Oh yes! Agree with you queues are there but people find pleasure in breaking every form of discipline.

Vasudha Rao said...

Thank you,Afshan ! I will try to read your take as well !

Vasudha Rao said...


Yes,online is faster & better !

Vasudha Rao said...


Yes,for kids it is extremely tiring & cruel.In India in most places,queues are a way of life !

Vasudha Rao said...


I saw fights on in the speed post queue at Grand Post Office,next to CST.I just left the queue.

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