I frequently visit my favorite coffee shop in the morning before work. This particular shop is quite popular and they’re always fairly busy. Most of the time people know how to form and stay in a line, but occasionally it all breaks down. This morning was one such time.
I had seen this (not a) line many times before, but not in the coffee shop. Nashville is littered with drivers who seemingly travel with no purpose whatsoever and travel at the same slow speed in all lanes, as if to create a moving barrier for the traffic behind them. This morning, those drivers converged at Portland Brew all at the same time.
The experience inspired me to create the image below, depicting proper “Line Protocol.” Created from the real life experience I had this morning (and many times before), this protocol can be downloaded as a PDF and printed and displayed in any retail outlet. The purpose of this protocol is to produce a less stressful atmosphere and to bring about world peace, even if it’s just for a split second.
Download “Line Protocol” PDF