yes, it exists. and I need to do a layout about it.
basically it is a principle of human attraction to a place such as a restaurant, store, or movie. we can go to anyplace and have the people tell us this is the slowest day they have had in a week, month, year, whatever. however, the minute we are there is becomes PACKED with people. we often joke that we should warn them when we come in the door.
it happened tonight at In & Out. really. we parked right by the front door. then we had a choice of 3 or 4 different sets of seats (really unheard of at I&O). but, smarties that we are, we sent R&D over to grab a table. sure enough, by the time the dude behind the counter took our order, 4 more groups of people showed up. by the time our order was ready there was a line to the door. and it stayed that way until we walked out the door.
tonight R joked that we should rent ourselves out to help places get more business.