Queuing is a grand British institution. It’s an everyday and essential part of our society and an accepted - and expected - politeness. Even in genteel Japan you will see people crush onto the train during rush hour. But we British know how to queue. The only small problem is that the whole thing is so boring. Chit chat between people queuing isn't always possible, so ensure you've entertainment such as music or a Sudoku game - easily downloaded from the Google app store - ready on your phone or tablet. Queues at the bus stop, depending on your location and service, can take minutes or even hours; queues at the dentist or doctor are often similar. Most time spent queuing is when waiting to pay at the supermarket. We Brits spend an average of 52 days of our lives waiting in queues, so make sure, ahead of that time, that you are prepared.