Updated: Nov 20
As a provider of Smart Mobile Queuing Solutions, we scan the web regularly to see where people are having the sort of problems that our product can resolve. That is to say, we look for articles about where people are waiting in line, and what they are waiting for.
Suffice to say, there are numerous stories in the media every day about people waiting in line for COVID19 tests, at grocery stores, at their motor vehicle departments, and a host of other things. We also see articles about Public Health Departments laying out specific regulations and guidelines for safe business operations, social distancing, and other ways to reduce the spread of the COVID19 virus.
As we read these articles, it never ceases to impress upon us how entrenched cultural norms can be. Journalists, government officials, business managers, and citizens so often seem to reference only slightly incremental changes---even when significantly better options are readily available. The old adage “If you only have a hammer, everything looks like a nail” comes to mind. Time and time again, people write regulations and articles with statements such as “Six foot markings must be placed on the floor….”. Seriously?! It’s 2020 and nearly everyone carries a cell phone with them at all times! If we have to wait at all, it should on our terms, and from the comfort of our own homes (or wherever else we want); and we can use our phones to do it.
"Clearly what’s needed here is a paradigm shift".
Let’s start a movement; and demand a better way. Reach out to your: favorite restaurants, stores, motor vehicle department, local and state officials, journalists, influencers, COVID19 testing facilities, and however else we can get the word out. Make sure to tag your media posts with #SmartMobileQueuing, and let’s drive the change we want to see.