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rebelfury76 July 19th, 2013 12:33pm

Rebel's Lessons in Common Courtesy: while in a lengthy que at a convenience/grocery store a clerk opens up another. Do you selfishly jump over to be first or do you allow others who have been waiting longer to have first crack?

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EarlyBird Portland
07/20/13 6:53 am

I like to push and shove people out of my way to be first.

susanr Colorado
07/19/13 2:51 pm

I always let people in front of me move. But honestly, almost all the people in this town are so damned friendly & polite, that they practically shove the people behind them toward the new line. I have no idea why that is true here, but I like it.

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steelcity Pittsburgh
07/19/13 10:49 am

If you are in between the food items that outline the que and a line neighboring opens up you are SOL trapped and committed.

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rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/19/13 4:27 pm

I could see how that would make sense logistically but shouldn't that person at least be offered a chance, even if it seems counter intuitive?

steelcity Pittsburgh
07/20/13 5:31 am

I see your point, I can't say I've ever experienced it however. Cart items would probably play a role as well

Skarface Banned
07/19/13 10:26 am

Que? I didn't know that you spoke Spanish.

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rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/19/13 4:28 pm

I do happen to habla español but its another word for a line

satiricalnick meh
07/19/13 10:14 am

Depends on how much they have in their cart. If they have a million things, im taking the new lane. If they have one or two things like i usually have, its all his.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/19/13 4:28 pm

I see, well at least you own it. Most people are the same way and depending on my mood I might do it as well.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/19/13 8:02 am

Etiquette demands that the first person behind the last person with items currently on the counter/conveyor belt, should get first crack at the new line. Not the person at the back of the line, nor any in between the two.

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/19/13 8:02 am

Order of deference then follows the original line order.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/19/13 8:03 am

The last person in the first line should still be the last person in line between both lines.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/19/13 8:17 am

Yet the last is usually the first to run over because we're fat Americans who at the end of the day don't give a shît about anyone else.

I'm just the only one on SOH who will recognize it.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/19/13 7:16 am

Rebel I think you should open a school - you have so much to share

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/19/13 8:07 am

@Rebel, Open it down South so that I can have a job waiting for me. I'll specialize in libertarianism as it relates to music.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/19/13 8:16 am

I actually plan on moving to NH as part of the free state project.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/19/13 11:36 am

Nice! I've thought about it, but it seems way too close to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland and D.C.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/19/13 11:36 am

Then again, I thought Colorado was a safe haven too.

PinkysWifey Wisconsin
07/19/13 6:15 am

People constantly do that and it annoys me!!! It's "next person in line" they yell for not "the jerk that can step over people and get there the fastest". We are a ME first society.

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BeachSt Coastal Virginia
07/19/13 6:43 am

Might wanna move a little south, we're considerate down here.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/19/13 6:48 am

Yeah, northerners tend to be a little more obnoxious from what I've noticed.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
07/19/13 6:59 am

Yeah, I've never had this line thing happen to me. Either someone tells me I can go or I tell the person in from of me to go.

PinkysWifey Wisconsin
07/19/13 7:05 am

Hubby and I are here temporarily and not by choice. We are mid process of moving to TN in the near future after #2 is born here in Feb. I'm from MN, He's from TN and I LOVE the culture better in TN. So we are working on it!!!

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
07/19/13 7:07 am

Culture AND it's beautiful over there

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
07/19/13 6:02 am

In the order the line is. If they can move, and they're in front of me, then I'll tell them.

However common courtesy needs a restaurant tipping edition. 5%-- rude or polite?

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rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/19/13 6:37 am

And you accuse me of apple's and oranges?

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/19/13 6:38 am

How about "employer employee obligations edition" paying my employees $3/hr and leaving it up to them to rely on the graces of customers, rude or polite.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/19/13 6:48 am

We'll agree someday. I know it.

xxreevisxx
07/19/13 5:48 am

I do my best to be polite, but if the people are spacing out and not paying attention - I will strike while the iron is hot.

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/19/13 8:05 am

No, no, no. It's like a stoplight. You get their attention and tell them to move that fat ass.