101. Someone cutting in line
“No you may not cut me, but I’ll let you back-cut me.”
Oh, those were the days. We used to be in line for lunch back in elementary school, waiting to get the
delicious food from the cafeteria, when someone actually cut in line. It is all good as long as they ask for permission first, and if you’re, well you know, eight years old. If you do it at an older age things just get weird.
Imagine that happening during Black Friday, with all of those people waiting in line to buy things that they really
need want! And I mean REALLY want. They’re willing to spend time in cold weather, without sleep, and spending money.. that is a recipe for disaster if you ask me. Grouchy people waiting in line!
Some people just don’t care and cut in line. They stand around looking suspicious and wait for their chance to get in there without making a big deal out of it. You have to watch out for them, sometimes they try to make conversation with you and stay there even after it dies out. I feel really weird when someone cuts in front of me, I usually just wait for someone to say something like,
“Excuse me, go to the end of the line! We’ve been waiting here!”
And then it gets quiet. Creepy silent.
The cutter will either ignore, apologize, or flip you off. With all the tension, a fight can easily take place, and we all know how awkward it is when people around you start arguing. Or maybe the cutter will pretend like he or she didn’t know there was a line to begin with. Sometimes old people do that.
But other times, people cutting in line cause uncomfortable moments among all of the other people waiting. You don’t know whether to speak up, to shut up, or to pretend you didn’t see anything. Everyone just kinda gets confused.
What do YOU do when people cut in line?