Just like an excessively high price can evoke an image of equally high quality, long waiting lines
act as an indicator for popularity, reduce availability and increase the subjective value of a good.
In Figure 2, trailers one, two, and three are waiting in the trailer waiting line
. When receiving door C becomes available, receiving doors A and B still have two and one pallets, respectively, waiting to be transported.
Poisson probability distribution--A probability distribution used to describe the random arrival pattern for some waiting lines
The underlying premise of waiting line
segmentation is that some customers are highly sensitive to long waits and are willing to pay a premium to avoid them.
The municipality is making a 50,000-square-metre parking lot and setting up restrooms and cafes for the drivers to cut the waiting line
Arrival Patterns: The Numbers of Guests Arriving and the Manner in Which They Enter the Waiting Line
. The arrivals could be random like patrons to a restaurant, in bulk like a bus load of tourists, or in some other distribution that is difficult to describe, like patients coming to a hospital emergency room in varying but not completely random intervals.
At the end of this individual-defense sequence, the players rotate as follows: 1 (our original defensive player) replaces 2, 2 takes 3's place, 3 goes to the end of the waiting line
at the wing, 4 becomes the new defender, and 5 becomes the first person in the wing line.
When I arrived there I was surprised to see the long waiting line
ahead of me.
The waiting line
can be working on ball-handling drills, doing push-ups or sit-ups, or simply watching, listening, and learning.
This new form of customer service not only pushed traditional relationships into the backroom-along with yesterday's oil mop-but worse, relegated a business' most important asset, its customers, to a very long waiting line