This actually happened to my wife, just yesterday: She called our county office to register to speak at a public hearing. Those wishing to make comments for the record are required to sign up on a first-come, first-served basis. The clerk taking down names added my wife to the list. Wondering how many speakers were signed up ahead of her, my wife then asked, "Can you tell me where I am in the order?" The clerk studied the list for a moment and said, "Hmmm....right now, it looks like....you're last."
(From the "Rest" of RHF)