### Chapter 11 Queues 行列

```Chapter 11 Queues 行列
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Queues １
 Don’t you hate gridlock queues of slow-

moving traffic?
 Whenever we are in a traffic jam,
～するときはいつも
it seems that the other lanes are moving faster.

2
 For example, this mother and her family
are going away for the holiday weekend,

but her lane seems the slowest.
～であるように思われる
3
 Let’s look at queues on the road and in
our minds.
 First, in a supermarket, which queue will be the fastest?
 Once you choose, you begin to think that
ひとたび～すると（～したとたん）
the others are moving faster.
 But is that really so?
4
 Your limited point of view means

that you can’t see “the bigger picture” of

the crowded shop, but only the queues

on your left and right.
5
 With only three queues, the chance that
yours is the slowest is 1 in 3, but the
３分の１
chance of it being the slowest in the store

of 20 checkout lines is 1 in 20!
20のレジの
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 As an experiment in Canada, some people
～の様に
were shown a video that was taken from a
car in gridlock.
 Over 75 percent of them thought that the
～以上は
other lanes were moving faster, even when they weren’t.
～の時でさえも
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 We tend to think that things are worse
～しがちである
than they are.
 Although the other lanes move faster
～だけれども
sometimes, at other times the mother’s lane

is the fastest.
8
 But we forget this
when things are going well

and only remember when things are going poorly.
 不十分に、下手に

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 In gridlock, we need to stay calm by



focusing on “the big picture.”
～に焦点をあてる
 Remember, it’s not as bad as it seems.
～のように～である
 Most of the problem is in our minds!
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