Monday, January 25, 2010

Friday's follow up bitch. Do we let people jump the queue?!?!?!?!?!

Bizzarly enough, I had written this bitch before last Friday's. So that's why it's a follow up to last week's episode.

Do we let people push in the line just coz they're asking a question?

Ay, what's this you say?

Well, I was standing in line at the KFC in my local shopping centre's food court one day when the woman who was clearly standing at a register that wasn't being operated leaned over just as I got to the head of the line and asked the girl who had just started serving me the question of ''is this register being used.''

Now, I could clearly see that it wasn't and had been standing in line for about 10 minutes waiting to be served.

But she apparently couldn't.

Then there's those people that cut into your line to ask where something is. They may or may not apologise to you for it, and the check out chick may apologise to you even though it wasn't her fault.

But who's fault is it?

I can understand just asking a question, but why should you cut into the line just to ask it?

Why should the rest of us get annoyed because you jump the queue?

What gives you the right to be rude?

Although rudeness is a whole other post.

Do we have the right to get annoyed and say something because we feel ripped off?

We all know what it's like to stand in line, waiting your turn, especially when it's packed like sardines, and then that one person just barrels right in and jumps the counter in front of you.

Do you say something?

Do you do something?

Do you punch them in the head and tell them to never do it again?

What if it's an old person who thinks that because they're old that gives them all earthly power to cut in line.

And you have to respect them regardless because they're your ''elder''. Believe me, I could bitch about old people for hours.


And so that, peoples, is my dilemma.

What do you do?

an always annoyed Jewels xxoo


  1. I don't mind if people cut in to ask something like "Where's the bathroom?", because in some lines you'd end up making a mess on the floor if you had to wait.

    I don't mind if it's an old person. Or someone with kids (like I want their annoying little shits in my line screaming longer than they have to be anyway)

    Hell I guess I just don't mind. It'll take them all of 10 seconds or so anyway right? My times not that important that I can't spare 10 seconds.

  2. This is my biggest pet peeve! I have to disagree with Scoman in that people who budge always take the longest (more than 10 seconds, more like 10 minutes)! The budgers are usually the ones that count out change, then recount, then recount again! Or they have to have something price checked so a salesperson has to go to the aisle and check the item while everyone else is stuck in line waiting. Then the customer will argue the price and the wait is even longer! I could go on and on about this.

    I do realize there is such a thing as respect your elders, but I don't think it is very respectful if they budge without asking politely. So what do I do? I tell them to get to the back of the line--old or not! And if they argue, I argue back!

    Sorry to rant, but dude people who budge are very inconsiderate! My time is just as valuable as theirs! Grrrr!


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