The Morning GIF: Murphy’s Law of line-jumping

Trying to find the fastest lane at the grocery store, at a bank, or in traffic? It's wherever you're not.

Mar 3, 2020, 1:44 am*

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Lorraine Murphy

Here at the Daily Dot, we swap GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you in. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.

Line-jumping: It’s like playing the lottery, only without the chance of winning.

The temptation is there. It’s not that you’re a rebel by nature, but standing in lines is a soul-deadening experience and ever since you got your driver’s license you’ve felt empowered to choose your own lane. If that occasionally means saying goodbye to the safety of the third in the left line and plunging headlong into the second in the right, so be it.

And every time you do, Satan bites the head off a kitten and screws you over. Again. And. Again.

Still, the human heart is optimistic, and you cannot but hope that some day, some distant DMV visit in the future, you’ll win. Just once. Just this once.

As you can clearly see from this GIF from 4GIFS.com, that is very sweet and entirely deluded. You poor fool. Just get in line behind the 2,470 others who’ve left notes on this sad little play.

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*First Published: Oct 16, 2012, 8:23 am