Tips for Solving One of Life’s Vexing Problems

Finally! If you’re like us, supermarket shopping usually ends with a head scratcher: which line will be fastest? And on the days you pick the wrong one—watching helplessly as other shoppers pass through seamlessly, while you’re stuck behind the guy with a hundred coupons—the frustration mounts!

In this New York Times article, the experts weigh in on how to pick the fastest line at the supermarket.

Some of the advice is counterintuitive: for example, it’s more effective to get behind a person with a full cart than several people with smaller amounts, because we underestimate the time it takes to transition from one person to another.

We hope you find it helpful. See you at the supermarket!


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