I was #2 in the queue! Had the bus driver been a little bit quicker, I could have been #1, as the guy in front of me - “Baz” got there at 9:25am, and I was there at a little after 9:30am. The actual signing was scheduled between 12:30pm - 1:30pm, and Michael got there around 12pm [He walked past us, talked for a bit, then went inside]. He started signing around 12:15pm, and while I can only comment on the person before me, and myself, he didn’t seem rushed - he answered any questions and was happy to pose for photos - twice in my case, as the first one didn’t quite come out right the first time [The Waterstones employee, who asked us if we wanted dedications in the book or not, and who handled the photos, put her hand over the lens by accident].
Fortunately I was able to quickly “pop back in” and get a photo taken after the third person in the queue.
I’m now going to go and take some strong painkillers, lie down in bed, and catch up with some reading.