Just got back from Lucky where I picked up a couple things. They had closed the self check-out. Only three lanes were open. They were all backed-up. I tried to get the checker's attention about it but she never heard me. So I got brave and yelled THREE IS A CROWD!!
Then someone immediately responded and got on the intercom and called for another checker to come to the front and open up a check stand. The other shoppers in line all thanked me. Suddenly we all were able to get through real quickly.
Then a young man opened up Number 7 and said he'll take the next one in line. Everyone felt resolved to let me go. What a deal! It pays sometimes to have a big mouth. But I knew that THREE IS A CROWD be their protocol from a time when I worked for them at another location.