While we were waiting in this line, another employee came to take the place of the guy who had just closed the register. "You took a while," the first guy said to the new guy, which led me to believe he knew this man was coming over. The new guy then jumped on the register, which immediately filled up with the middle register's impatient customers. I was really annoyed at this point, because if the guy running the register knew someone was coming to take his place, couldn't he have just told us that instead of making us get into another line? There was only a thirty second or so gap in between him telling us that the register was closing and the other guy showing up to take over.
I'm not even joking about this, but while we were waiting three deep in the right hand register the lady running this register informed us she was going on break and finished ringing up the person in front of us and then left. We were at the front of the line with one pair of pants, and there was one person behind us who only had one item as well. I went to say something to the cashier and she booked it out of there. The lady behind us put her item down and left, as she had been waiting almost as long as we had.
We ended up having to wait another five minutes in the left line (the one that was taken over by the different guy) before being rung up. Another lady had asked to speak to a manager (one that was stuck behind the lady with the credit card problem) and was still waiting for the manager to come out when we left. I would have stuck around but I was done with waiting at that point. The approximate time we were waiting from the time we showed up to the cash registers to when we actually got rung up was 24 minutes.