Plans to re-route the ever extending queue at Petersfield Post Office have met with opposition from retailer Marks & Spencer.
To avoid tailbacks on the A3, proposals have been put forward to move the queue so that it trails past the library and St Peter's Church, down past Foggy's and into St Peter's Rd.
But this has subsequently received a cool welcome from the retailer renowned for its underwear, chocolates and chocolate underwear.
M&S spokesman Julie Dear said: "We understand that snaking the queue across the square and past the public toilets will bring much welcome relief to some of the older people in the queue.
"That said, M&S’s concern is that any further deterioration in the service standards would mean that the queue would interfere with cars trying to get into the car park; and this is not just any old car park, this is an M&S car park."