Adam and Rob discuss your favourite times of day. Also, Tess and Ravi talk about something British people love, but most people hate!

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How do you feel about queuing?

If you’ve been to Britain, do you think it’s true what Tess and Ravi said – are the British good at queuing? 

How about queues in your country? Do people queue up politely or do they jump the queue? Do you jump the queue?

We’d love to hear from you - write your answers in the comments.

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I’m not from those who hate queuing so much, I’d say just don’t’ like it. The positive side of when you’re at some queing there can be those you can speak to with such as your old friend or just a person you can make a friend with. The negative side of any queuing I suppose everybody know is waiting I dislike as others.
I’ve never been to England before so I can say nothing about how British people treat to queuing. At any rate I tend to believe to Tess and Ravi.
If to tell about how people treat to this here in Russia, I tend to affirm that in most cases people try to jump the queuing always being impaitient as if nobody cares how long you stand and what you think about it. Surely, for instance when you are in the hospital on your medical check and there is necessity to go in and out to some doctor for a while (for several seconds exactly) just to stamp, people who are at queuing this moment protest you to do it. So what can I do this situation? Should I stand for a lot just for a stamp? On the contrary those who tries to jump the queuing for just not to spend lot of their time visiting a doctor (I mean not for a while like I said about me for a stamp) I reproach. At every queuing there are always somebody who tries to jump and nobody knows whether he or she gonna lie for their own advantage.

Hello, how are you doing? Well as for me, queuing it is a necessary thing in our life so we could waste a time when standing there. I am a pity for it and honestly speaking I can't stand it as well Adam. Eventually I want to say about queuing in Russia. Fortunately, I don't spend my time here often and never jump a queue but a lot of people do it many times. Russian are said to be rude and unpolite- this is true, trust me. Well, I have to go, see you. Have a happy life.

I think queuing should be a good thing to do. I hate people who jump the queue. That is really rude and impolite. It look like stealing other's time. In my country, people become more awareness of standing in line than before. Sometimes some people try to jump the queue but they are warned by others immediately. This is a good sign though.

In my country, we form a line when we see a doctor, in some offices, at the cash desk at the vokzal and airpot.
People sometimes do not respect the rights of other people in my country, there are not always people who stand in line and argue. They can never form a neat line, you can see how three people stand in line together.
I also hate to stand in line like Ravi and try to avoid it. I never jump in line, I hate people who do this, I think it looks like stealing the most valuable thing of people, Time. In our country, in Uzbekistan, I will especially see a doctor at the state clinic. the last 2 years such a big turn is not present. because now doctors are also prescribed by patients.

Hey guys...in my opinion,everywhere and every time people have to respect to other's rights and queuing can be one of them...I can't stand queuing particularly of those who you have to wait over 2hours and in my country it's Sth common and normal when you stand in.line for gas stations and also queue for buying tickets of play grounds in some cities when a huge mass of people rush there...

In my country we form a queue when we wait for a bus or taxi , in some offices, in a bakery, and recently because of bad economic situation people wait in a queue to buy meat.
People don't respect other people's rights in my country, so there are always people who jump the queue and make arguing. They never can form a tidy queue it's possible to see three people stand together in a queue .
I hate queuing and trying to avoid it. I've never jump a queue I hate people do that I think it is like stealing the most valuable thing of people , The time.

when I was young people had to stand in a long queues to buy everything. now it is so much better but we still should queue.

In general, the queues are quite polite in my country. Skip the queue looks very bad.
I can't stand the queues! I have learned to do all kinds of transactions online, just to not queue. I can't understand how other people seem to feel comfortable and even talk like if they enjoying a party. Why do not they explode inside, like me?

queuing in is a very new in my country (Rwanda) so people can't bear that. but here at Beijing it is very common you can even find two people on a queue. Personally I hate queuing because it is boring but on the other side it is quite effective and it makes the process going smooth.

Hello everyone, I really don't like queuing. In the supermarket, I can wait but I can't bear some people who jump the queue. It's not polite and not fair. Let think about the feeling of people before you jump wherever.

Hi! On of the most annoying thing for me is queueing. And I noticed, that time is ticking to slowly when you are waiting your turn. But it's impossible to avoid queues at all. That's why only polite behaviours can soften this nervous stress. As for queue jumping, of cause it's not acceptable. It only makes people more nervous.

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