I did appreciate some of what Darryl Knight had to say in his Up All Knight column last week (‘Eight complaints or less’). I think he dropped the ball on the biggest, far and away most frustrating line of them all.
Most of us have been in it. Most of us have wanted to rip our hair out because of it. We’ve huffed and puffed and it only seems to get worse every passing day. I’m talking, of course, about the line when someone is buying their lottery tickets!
It used to be bad enough that you would have someone in front of you that had either played the lottery with everyone at the office, and had 45 tickets to go through. Or, if you were really in a rush, you would end up behind the person who has been hoarding bingo and crossword tickets since 2002.
Now, I get to watch you play Wheel of Fortune, or poker, or some silly hockey game when all I want to do is pay for my gas and be on with my day, not be stuck behind you and your undiagnosed gambling addiction!