Unfortunately, we all know boring people. They usually like to do line-ups. Queuing is a great hobby for boring people. Last Friday 13th of February at 10am, H&M opened in Taipei [See related article: H&M Gay controversial recruiting policy] and this was the occasion for those boring and bored people to gather. Indeed, according to H&M official counter Breezed Song Gao, there were 1,200 line-up lovers in H&M Taipei before the opening. A few of them were waiting since Wednesday afternoon.
This was the case of Ms. Erica Cheng:
I love to do line-ups. This is so fun. Waiting 30 hours for basic clothes at a reasonable price was like a dream coming true. I don’t like to show off but I can say that I am an expert in queuing. When the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Company opened in Taiwan, I was already the 1st one lining-up by arriving 26 hours before opening. My record was for the Iphone3 when I waited for 2 weeks in front of an Apple store. It was definitely my best holidays ever!
Peanuts Daily also met Ms. Tina Yang, a World line-up traveller:
I travelled in many countries in order to do long queues. This is a great way to visit. My favorites are the amusement parks. For example, I did 8 hours line-up to visit the Disney castle in Hong-Kong or 7 hours to do the Harry Potter ride in the Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan. When I have some free time, I just look for long queues at restaurants, monuments or museums: I wait and then when this is my turn to order, I just say I don’t need anything and I go back at the beginning of the line.
The line-ups at H&M Taipei continued the whole weekend gathering thousands and thousands of line-up lovers. Even couples went to do line-ups on Valentine’s day: how romantic! If you were there, you are definitely not a boring person. Hopefully you had time to do other activities such as the Yangmingshan flower festival.
Author: Ms. Tatuye, Lara.