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Yet another advantage that the Kindle brings with it: it magically makes lines at the store go faster! ;D

Jan and I did some shopping tonight, and of course the stores were jammed. But we happened to have our Kindles with us (sorry, both nameless!) because we had brought them to read during dinner at the mall. But when we got in those lines and turned those suckers on, it seemed like a flash when we were up to the counter and then out!

So: if you're going out shopping and expect to stand in line, make sure to take your Kindle!!

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Just don't leave your Kindle in the shopping cart or on the conveyor belt at the checkout! Sometimes I think I need a Kindle leash to connect it to me so I don't leave it somewhere by accident.

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Leslie said:
Sometimes I think I need a Kindle leash to connect it to me so I don't leave it somewhere by accident.

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Now there's a new accessory someone should invent. Sort of like those key rings on the retractable cord. . .

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I'm the place order in line with a kindle. I text everyone when I get near the register. if they don't get there in time...its back to the back of the line. too bad for them
 

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My wife and I don't leave the house without our Kindles. We stop for lunch we have our Kindles and they are great for killing time at the movies waiting for the show to start. I can't see going any where without my Kindle just in case I can find a minute to read ;D
 

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I read my kindle before the movie too. even though the theater has the first look thing so you can watch tv show previews and the making of a movie or documentary, I use my kindle to plan my movie hopping schedule or look up the reviews of other movies playing or the one I'm about to watch
 

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I took mine with me this morning to the mechanics because I knew I would have to wait for an oil change. They told me it woudl be an hour before they could even get to my car and I said no problem cause my hubby was taking me out for breakfast and would bring me back. I never got to read at the diner because the service was so fast and when he took me back 35 minutes later, my car was already finished and waiting on me!! I never got the chance to even take my kindle out of sleep mode all day! If I had been kindleless, I would have been sitting and waiting all morning with nothing to do! :D
 

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Lizzy said:
Works great at the laundromat to. :)
Exactly! One of my favorite places to read on the Kindle.

Car repairs/maintenance tasks, too - the magazines are usually outdated anyway ;)

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I am off to the eye doctor this morning. You can be sure my Kindle will be with me!

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Standing in line at the Bank.

This way I read instead of fuming over the chronic lack of Tellers and a Bank who does not care that 100's of people waste many hours every day waiting in their lines.  :mad:
 

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Angela said:
I took mine with me this morning to the mechanics because I knew I would have to wait for an oil change. They told me it woudl be an hour before they could even get to my car and I said no problem cause my hubby was taking me out for breakfast and would bring me back. I never got to read at the diner because the service was so fast and when he took me back 35 minutes later, my car was already finished and waiting on me!! I never got the chance to even take my kindle out of sleep mode all day! If I had been kindleless, I would have been sitting and waiting all morning with nothing to do! :D
LOL, Angela! You got that right! I took my Kindle with me to vote this year, planning on being able to read while in line. NO LINES! First time ever we walked right in and voted. (We went around 11 AM on election day.) If I had been kindleless, the lines would have still been wrapped around the school, like they were in the morning.

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Betsy the Quilter said:
LOL, Angela! You got that right! I took my Kindle with me to vote this year, planning on being able to read while in line. NO LINES! First time ever we walked right in and voted. (We went around 11 AM on election day.) If I had been kindleless, the lines would have still been wrapped around the school, like they were in the morning.

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Ha! Yeah, I did the same thing. The nearby middle school is our polling place, so I just walked over, thinking it would be packed. I read my Kindle on the way...and there were only about three people in the voting booths! Guess I had missed all the action (I went after work).

And yeah, I agree: if I *hadn't* taken my Kindle, I would've been there for hours... ;D
 

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Faith usually goes almost everywhere with me so that I always have something to read in long line, doctor offices, etc, etc.
 

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Teninx said:
I stand in line for nothing. If it's more than a minute or two wait, I do without and come back at another time.
My husband's the same way, but if I think it'll take me less time to stand in line than leave and come back, I want to stand in line. I hate making two trips...

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But when you gotta do it, and there would still be lines when you come back, it's good to have your Kindle! :D

While we were standing in line at Game Stop, a little girl walked by and saw us reading our Kindles. She said, "Hey, look Mommy, they have Kindles, too! But they decorated theirs." The mother did a quick double-take. :D
 

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stevene9 said:
Thoughtful question - does Santa read a Kindle while traveling from the North Pole?
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I'm thinking he probably has to concentrate on driving so he cannot read. I do think he probably keeps his Lists on some sort of hand held device though. :D
 
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