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?
Fix that for you
I like to push and shove people out of my way to be first.
Anyone in front of me goes first.
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.
If you are in between the food items that outline the que and a line neighboring opens up you are SOL trapped and committed.
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?
I see your point, I can't say I've ever experienced it however. Cart items would probably play a role as well
Que? I didn't know that you spoke Spanish.
I do happen to habla español but its another word for a line
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.
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.
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.
Order of deference then follows the original line order.
The last person in the first line should still be the last person in line between both lines.
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.
Rebel I think you should open a school - you have so much to share
@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.
I actually plan on moving to NH as part of the free state project.
Nice! I've thought about it, but it seems way too close to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland and D.C.
Then again, I thought Colorado was a safe haven too.
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.
Might wanna move a little south, we're considerate down here.
Yeah, northerners tend to be a little more obnoxious from what I've noticed.
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.
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!!!
Culture AND it's beautiful over there
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?
And you accuse me of apple's and oranges?
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.
Both are rude
We'll agree someday. I know it.
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.
I don't see an issue with that
No, no, no. It's like a stoplight. You get their attention and tell them to move that fat ass.
It depends on my mood.