If you have ever had to wait in any kind of line in an office, market or the road, you’ve felt the indecision that can come when a line other than yours starts to move a little bit faster. Do you head over to another lane or line? What if someone cuts in before you – and what if your line speeds up after you swap?
This short film by Ferdinand Lutz – which received first prize at the Kurzfilmspiele film festival in Germany in 2008 – demonstrates what can happen if you decide to duck out of a queue just because it looks like another line or lane is speeding by faster than yours. Patience and commitment can pay off! Especially when you can’t be certain of a quicker result from a move: after all, even if your line still moves slower, at least you’ll know where you stand.