The holiday shopping season has arrived in full force. You’ve made it in from the cold to the store (only to soon shed off your layers courtesy of the 97 degree interior).

Your cart is full with your deals and steals, gifts for family and friends, and that extra impromptu purchase (or two) you snagged along the way.

Now, the final battle in the shopping war. Checkout!

In under four minutes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Engineering Professor Bill “The Engineer Guy” Hammack gives us an easy explanation of Why the other line is likely to move faster: Queueing theory for the holiday shopping season.

If only EVERY store would follow this plan!


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