Dear Hotel Guests,
If you are standing in front of the desk while conversing with your coworker/spouse/friend/stranger etc, please move the interaction elsewhere when you see another guest attempting check-in. We have a lovely lounge area, sofas, chairs and all sorts of things mere feet away from you, which would still allow for a lovely, even perhaps improved upon, conversation.
Even if you are certain the person is a main performer in Cirque De Soleil, your fellow guest should not have to perform acrobatics just to sign the registration because of your lack of consideration.
Friendly Neighborhood Desk Clerk