After the rather heavy and depressing survey on public order in Japan, let’s change the tone completely with another light-hearted and lightweight survey from goo Ranking. This time they asked both men and women what things they would be most prepared to stand in a lengthly queue for. The votes were gathered between the 18th and 20th of January, but no further demographic information is available. As usual, the score for each item is the percentage of the top votes that it received.

Q: What could you most bear to stand in a long queue for?

Rank Men Score Women Score
1 Popular ramen shop 100 Theme park attraction 100
2 Theme park attraction 97.3 Popular ramen shop 63.2
3 Hatsumoude – New Year shrine visit 74.5 Famous person book signing or other event 57.8
4 Sports event 62.7 Entry to concert with unassigned seats 55.6
5 Bank or ATM 50.9 Hatsumoude – New Year shrine visit 48.9
6 Ticket purchase 48.2 New Year or other sales 46.6
7 Entry to concert with unassigned seats 43.6 Toilet 45.3
8 Famous person book signing or other event 40.0 Ticket purchase 39.9
9 Buying popular goods 36.4 Bank or ATM 36.3
10 New Year or other sales 34.5 Ambushing (at stage door, etc) a famous person 22.9

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