Using a simplified pub as a setting, we build a useful example for explaining assorted mechanisms in queueing theory. We consider 'ordinary' customers, negative customers, triggers and negative queue lengths.
The example is extended to provide an approach to dynamic pricing using a prioritised queue where different customers could pursue different strategies to fulfil their needs.
Supply of the key resource is time-consuming to create, can be pre-generated but decays after time and is wasted if a customer is not matched to it.
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