The Walm has told me many times that the Brits just love to queue. You can walk down a street and London and find 5 Brits just standing there, with 4 of them thinking they are in line for something. You don't beleive me? You have to see it in the wild.
Anyways, it turns out that queueing is hazardous for your health if you are on a boat going down in the middle of the ocean. Great article on why more Britons Than Americans Died on the Titanic. I miss London a lot.