I hate waiting in long public lines! Too much time in life is wasted waiting in long lines to enjoy things!
So do I stay at home squirrelled away in my own personal “fortress of solitude“? Destined and doomed to live out my days as an impatient hermit?
Of course not!
In fact, we just got back from our local public Drive-In. We watched “The Last Air Bender” and the latest Shrek movie “Shrek Forever After“. The kids enjoyed them (especially Shrek). But what compelled me to go on a Thursday night (a work night) with the movies starting at 9:30pm?
Lack of people at the Drive in during that time! There was only about 30 cars that night! If we were to wait until this weekend, the number of cars could be double or triple the number! So by going on a less popular day, it was like we owned the place.
Here is a List of some of the Benefits of Excellent Scheduling
- When arriving at the Drive-In, there was no wait to get in, we drove up, paid to get in, and drove straight in.
- Once in, we got prime choices for spots to choose from.
- We didn’t have to wait in long food lines
- Bathroom break were quick without any lines.
- People were more quiet since there wasn’t as many people.
- The intermission play area for the kids wasn’t crowded and much safer.
- Nobody was parked to either side of us, so we adjusted our car to get the best angle for viewing the screen.
- Exiting was quick with no waiting in a line to get out.
By taking out the crowd factor, the experience was extra special! It was almost like they were playing the movie just for us (or at least if almost felt that way).
The same is true of dining out earlier during the day (4:30), and on a day in the middle of the week instead of the weekend! Not only is the service better, many places will offer a earlier bird pricing on a weekday to boot!
There is a huge gain if you go to an amusement park during a week day instead of the typical weekend. Line rides are much quicker!
Next I plan on trying the same technique with wave running! We use to go on the weekends when it was super crowded in the lake and less safe. But now since I sometimes work early, I’m going to try going during the middle of the week on a day that I get out earlier than usual. Hopefully, my experience will be the same as with the rest of the activities I mentioned above.
Can you think of an activity that is more enjoyable by staggering the time and day, so that the crowds are at a minimum?