My wife is clever. Recently, we decided to visit a museum in NYC. We showed up, and saw an endless line to buy tickets. It was a crowded museum. There were even different queues to wait in to get in depending on when your ticket was for. However, the queues to get in were empty. Only the line to buy tickets was long. It looked like an hour at least.
“I wonder if they sell tickets on their web site,” my wife commented. She pulled out her phone and checked. Moments later, we’d bought tickets. All we had to do was wait the minute or two before they showed up in her email. I don’t know what time set they were supposed to be for, but when we went up to a guard to ask which queue to wait in based on the tickets we had, he waved us right inside the museum.
I think some of the same people were still waiting in line to buy tickets by the time we had explored the entire museum and left. I’m really grateful we didn’t try to buy tickets on site.
My wife is clever.