Fun Fact (interactive poll edition!)

Ciao Readers!

Today I am attempting something new – an interactive “fun fact”!   I have my own personal guestimates of the varying waits at the post office between the U.S. and Italy, but google as I might, I can’t find any hard evidence.  So, I thought I’d let you all participate in a poll and see what we find out (for those of you in neither the U.S. nor Italy, feel free to use an experience you had in one or the other, or both; for those that have lived in the other at some time, feel free to vote in both polls as well):

Thanks for taking part!  By the way, if you’re interested in the psychology of waiting in line, the New York Times published an interesting article, “Why Waiting in Line is Torture.”  (And, yes, if you’re wondering, I wrote this after returning from the post office!)

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  1. Peter

     /  December 6, 2012

    Do I get a prize for being the first to vote?

    • Hmmmm, you get a prize for being up too early…but if you’re only seeing your vote there’s something wrong with the poll, cause there were several earlier today….

  2. veraersilia

     /  December 6, 2012

    You know how large AND varied the United States are: for me moving from crowded hectic high-tech California to rural laid-back Idaho was like changing planets. There is no wait here any where but I would not say it represents the rest of the country. So I am not voting….

    • Oh, veraersilia, you make me feel guilty. I voted even though my town is only 1600 people and the longest line I’ve ever seen is 3 people! But I also got a few fast lines in Florence, so at least I skewed BOTH poll results!


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