Sometimes life really is all about looking at the people in line and not the line itself. Just like in that episode of “The Simpsons” where Apu and Marge are in the express lane at the Monstro Mart

Apu: Mrs. Simpson, the express lane is the fastest not always. Let’s go to that line.
Marge: But that one’s the longest!
Apu: Yes but look, all pathetic single men. Only cash, no chit-chat.

I do this when looking at people getting in line to swipe Metrocards and in this situation it was at a movie theater. There were two lines I was nearby, the guy on the left was occasionally peering over at the guy to his right to see what the heck he was doing. I got in the right line.