Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Tongue in cheek - a lesson about queues

A small post. As my first post notes, there are some appalling behaviours witnessed round these parts in shop queues.

So I was in Matalan and some lady walked in front of me in to the queue stating that that was her place and that she had just popped off to get something else. This was after I had left the queue earlier since I too had needed to get some more things.

I thought the rule was that if you left the queue, you lost your place and just had to join the end. So this got me thinking, should I be a Victor Meldrew type character and shout I don't believe it and tut loudly? Or should I print out little definitions of the word queue and laminate these. Then when someone wants to push ahead of me, I should smile sweetly and hand them a card. Or should I just let it pass like I do when I see someone who is obviously sans child park in a parent spot.

i know ...life is too short!


Doctor Pangloss said...

Life is definitely too short however, speaking from experience if I keep quiet and let it lie, I will be seething with incandescent rage for a few hours. Head thumping with the the question 'why did I let that selfish brute get away with it?'

Feeling that I need to keep my blood pressure under control, I do speak out at injustices all the time now. A quick contretemps and a couple of long words will baffle the great unwashed in ASDA and off I trot, satisfied that I'd stuck up for myself.

Plummy Mummy said...

Like your thinking!

Does bring to mind that famous Blackadder / Samuel Johnson scene. Henceforth, I shall tell the unwashed that I'm anispeptic, frasmotic, even compunctuous to have caused you such pericombobulation in daring to question their right to queue jump.