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balk

the term used in queuing analysis where a customer decides that a QUEUE is too long and decides to leave.
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Performance analysis of queueing systems with balking and reneging in real life congestion problems is beneficial because one finds new managerial insights.
Multiplying the balking index, the queue length, and the mean arrival rate gives you the number of frustrated customers who will leave their position in the queue in that time period.
Already in the early '90s, certain critics were balking at Fred Wilson's museum interventions and his peculiar brand of materialist historicism, levying charges that the artist's finger-pointing politics were not only too overt but, worse still, passe.
The Phase II environmentals failed this unecessarially tight standard, resulting in a spooked buyer and a balking lender.
To draw in some balking lawmakers, congressional leaders said if they didn't vote for a bad $400 billion Republican bill, the Democrats would pass an even worse $1 trillion bill.
Instead, Bass focuses on the average men and women, all 250,000 of them, who made the journey to the nation's capital on freedom buses and trains, determined to have their voices heard by white politicians and legislators who were balking at the passage of effective civil rights legislation.