December 20th, 2006

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The Longest Day: Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the queue (passing mention of Sean)



The Longest Day: Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the queue
STEPHEN McGINTY

THE queue, so evolutionary biologists believe, is 30,000 years long. If only our ancient ancestors knew what they were starting, they might have continued to club their way to the front.

For I cannot be alone, especially at this time of year, in approaching the check-out till with a heart swollen with Christmas cheer, only to feel it atrophy in my chest, then tumble into my stomach, at the sight of hundreds of fellow shoppers penned in like sheep and patiently waiting to be shorn of their cash.Collapse )