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? :?