Ten years ago, Bryan Mayhem from Plymouth opened his first language school (WMYT) in Germany. The school has done so well, that Bryan decided to venture into another area last year: queuing.
“We offer all sorts of courses,” Bryan said. “Short and long term queuing seminars, anti queue jumping training and also courses related to queuing in specific areas such as at a station or at the butchers.”
This is an exclusive interview with Helmut Kurz who is currently taking part in a long term queuing seminar in Frankfurt. Please note that the interview appears as it took place and has not been edited.
Reporter: “Helmut, nice to meet you. How long have you been taking part in this queuing seminar now?”
Helmut: “Yes, you too. I am being here now for 23 days, a long time, but it is fun.”
R: “23 days is indeed a long time, and I see you have your tent and cooker with you.”
H: “Yes, we all are having a tent and cooker, it is important to keep warm and drink a lot of tea.”
R: “But aren't you forgetting the “queuing” part of things? Don't you find yourself just concentrating on camping?”
H: “No, no. We are very much queuing. We are also liking the camping. I am meeting new people.”
R: “Helmut, your English seems to be quite good, where did you learn it?”
H: “I am learning with Bryan at his school “Ways of Making You Talk”, it is a nice school.”
R: “But don't you find you get your tenses mixed up a little bit sometimes.”
H: “No, no. There are many tenses here, but mine is the green tent, and I am having my name on it, look here.”
The German people seem to love learning to queue. People from all over the country are taking part in Bryan's seminars. But at times the whole thing does seem a bit puzzling.
R: “Yes, I see. So Helmut, what are you queuing for? What is at the end of the queue?”
H: “Yes, at first I not know, it is a secret. But then someone tell me there is a beautiful chamber with many nice things at the end of the queue.”
Bryan said that his aim was to bring a bit more order into the daily lives of the German people and finds it is having a very positive effect.
“They are very gifted queuers,” he said.
In the future, Bryan also plans on opening an English Cooking School.
“Could be a tough one,” he said.