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To queue or not to queue

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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
My family and I were in Morrisons yesterday lunchtime and the cafe area was busy. There was a queue so we joined it to order some hot food. There was four of us and I was at the front. I stopped at the hot counter bit and was talking to the assistant when three elderly people (who in my humble opinion should have known better), brushed past us.

I was a little incensed and said "Hey, hey, hey... what's going on?" The guy turned round and said "Well, you're ordering so we're going to get our drinks" as if that is the perfect excuse to jump the queue. An argument enused with me saying at least they should have said "excuse me" or "can I get passed?". Guy then said "No, I don't" as if it was his God given right to walk ahead of a queue. My children were with me so I ended the "conversation" by saying "Go on then if you are that desparate to be ahead, I've got plenty of time!" :x

As you can imagine, I am still miffed at the encounter but felt it outrageous that while I am teaching my young children the importance of manners and respecting elders... three of them barge past us like a herd of elephants.

Feel slightly better writing this story so I hope people on this forum will impart their opinion as to whether queueing is still a current British way of life or am I just old fashioned? :?
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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
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#1
Did they actually hold you up?, If they went past to get their drinks and didn't actually waste your time I think thats ok.....
banned#2
I hate it when that happens. If I am in a queue with my shopping and someone behind only has a few items I ask them if they want to go in front.

Some old people do think they have the right to do whatever they want and complain if they cant.

Its a two way street.
#3
I think Bingbong is more annoyed at the old folks lack of manners. I have the same situation with my return bus journeys from Dunfermline to Dundee. I could be standing in the queue for most of an hour before the bus arrives and some old person will push past me and give me a dirty look, it's a regular occurance for me but I usually let it slide.
#4
Must admit, i'd have been miffed *IF* they had queue jumped *AND* held me up, which i am not quite sure if they did. The fact they didn't say excuse me, or even, shift, is galling.

At least you didn't get, i fought in the war for the likes of you. That normally happens, til i say, not bein funny but you didn't. I was born long after that happened, and wouldn't have known any different now would i. That always puzzles folks'

As to the original question, i was brought up and taught to queue, so, yes "....to queue" :)
#5
Iom-RF
Did they actually hold you up?, If they went past to get their drinks and didn't actually waste your time I think thats ok.....


Well, yes because after the arguement I turned back to the assistant to double check she got my order then moved up to the three elephants who were still getting their drinks.
#6
Bingbong
Well, yes because after the arguement I turned back to the assistant to double check she got my order then moved up to the three elephants who were still getting their drinks.


They were out of order then, I simple "excuse me" or "is it ok if I just go past you to order my drink" would've gone a long way too....
#7
boydent999
Must admit, i'd have been miffed *IF* they had queue jumped *AND* held me up, which i am not quite sure if they did. The fact they didn't say excuse me, or even, shift, is galling.

At least you didn't get, i fought in the war for the likes of you. That normally happens, til i say, not bein funny but you didn't. I was born long after that happened, and wouldn't have known any different now would i. That always puzzles folks'


Ha ha, good one and it has been used on me before so that's why I've always tried to be polite and gentle with the elderly. In fact, I donate a lot of stuff to Age Concern. However, I nearly died 20 months ago and I've always joked to my husband that "I didn't come back from the brink of death to have [whatever is troubling me] happen to me!"

Like I said, my children were with me and I am forever saying and teaching them manners but yesterday the three elephants literally pushed past the four of us to basically be in front of us to get drinks and still we had to wait for them to pay.
#8
i HATE old people they should all be shot

and before you say it no im not going to be like them one day ill be dead long before then
#9
magicdamo
i HATE old people they should all be shot

thats really harsh, no real need for that comment, most of them are great.
never wish death upon others, makes you just as bad as a murderer.
banned#10
Bad manners is such a problem nowadays. You try to teach children good manners but not everyone is singing from the same hymn sheet.

I hate it when people never say excuse me or thankyou. I always make a point of telling them as well.
#11
true some are ok but most of them are ignorant,rude and think that they have a god given right to receive preferential treatment.if you give respect you receive respect you dont automatically deserve it no matter how old you are
#12
Old people complain the young ones have no manners, that this people on the street keep them in there homes on a night - whatever.
If old people taught the young ones some manners then maybe we wouldnt have these problems they moan about when they say young people have no manners.

Do not get me started anymore - I could go on for hours!!
#13
some old people have no manners what so ever. They think that it is their god given right to push to the front of the que. If someone try's to push in front of me, I block them from doing it, unless they say excuse me.
#14
Aww come on were all going to be old one day, same as any age,You get rude people regardless of colour,age, height etc.
Its life and if someone pushes in etc use that as an example how NOT to behave... For example i would have said VERY loud to my kids... "You see those adults who pushed in front of me without asking, well thats rude and shows NO manners.Thats how NOT to behave kids." That would have really made them feel poo!
#15
pcnutta
Aww come on were all going to be old one day, same as any age,You get rude people regardless of colour,age, height etc.
Its life and if someone pushes in etc use that as an example how NOT to behave... For example i would have said VERY loud to my kids... "You see those adults who pushed in front of me without asking, well thats rude and shows NO manners.Thats how NOT to behave kids." That would have really made them feel poo!


I indeed say that to my children when we ended up queueing up behind the "push-inners". But they just carried on without any sign of shame or being embarrassed.

Luckily, I have now mellowed and all is well with the world. :)

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