(Some people don’t realise it but when it comes to buffet and queuing, there are some unwritten rules. Image source: Youtube)
Let me narrate you a story…
You are at a special function. You have been sitting there for hours, listening to some boring speech and over-killed cultural show at the front. You realised that you are hungry and looked at your watch. You realised that there is only couple of minutes to go before lunch.
You tell yourself that you can hold on for couple of minutes more. You scan around and realised that you are nearer to the buffet table and therefore stands better chance to be one of the first in the line for the food.
“Ladies and gentlemen, lunch is now served, please enjoy yourselves” a loud announcement was made
You rush to the buffet table but not at the speed of someone is too desperate for food – you want to keep it cool.
Just to be on the safe side, you even managed to chat with someone “on the way” to the buffet table. By the time you reached the buffet table and take your plate, there is already couple of people standing in front of you, digging into the delicious buffet spread. Looking at all the food on the buffet table makes you even hungrier but you able to maintain your composure.
You are inching to grab the food quickly and then go to a quiet corner when you realised the buffet line is not moving. You asked yourself “what is going on here?”