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Old 07.05.2012, 13:23
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Re: What is the Issue with Queueing?

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The fourth day always has the worst queue.

Amazing.

(I must admit in all honesty that before I read the text of the post, I thought the picture was of a fancy decorated Lego block sitting on some shag carpeting. )
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Re: What is the Issue with Queueing?

If anyone queue barges in front of me, and I know it was pretty much on purpose, I simply move straight back in front of them.

You must do this instantly as any delay gives him/her the feeling they are home and dry.

Don't speak to them. Ignore any comments they make.

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Old 07.05.2012, 14:03
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Nope, my daughter was born and spent the first 3 years in Orlando with an annual Disneyworld pass. Each character comes out and people form a line and wait their turn to hug and get autographs. In France, the character comes out and everyone pushes and shoves and are generally horrid to each other.
Haha, the French and queuing. SuperLOL. Well made me laugh (lived there for several years, even went to see Mickey).

However a French person would probaly make the the reverse statement - 'haha, the British and their queuing, they are so funny, even quaint'!

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Re: What is the Issue with Queueing?

I really feel the same way too!!! I am from Sweden and queueing is sacred there...

Most of the time when someone has stepped in in front of me it has been an elderly woman so I thought they "should have" the right. Still think its very unpolite though.
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Old 07.05.2012, 14:13
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I really feel the same way too!!! I am from Sweden and queueing is sacred there...

Most of the time when someone has stepped in in front of me it has been an elderly woman so I thought they "should have" the right. Still think its very unpolite though.
This is exactly why it piss me off so much!! They really think they have the right!! And because they are old, I can't bring myself to tell them off.
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Old 07.05.2012, 14:19
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Re: What is the Issue with Queueing?

I stopped caring some time ago. The high blood pressure and stress from getting irritated by such things will rob you of more time at the end of your life than you ever lost in queues during it - just let it flow around you and save your anger for the important stuff
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This is exactly why it piss me off so much!! They really think they have the right!! And because they are old, I can't bring myself to tell them off.
Same thing for me. I never dare to say anything but I am thinking to myself "Remember not to be like that when you get old..."
Luckily, its not everybody who does like that. Even if I do meet more people here that has their elbows out, I also meet really decent and fair people that actually helps (I have three kids so ones in a while I need help from strangers).
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Old 07.05.2012, 14:24
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Re: What is the Issue with Queueing?

it's a bit of a free for all here. though last week something happened which surprised me even for swiss standards.

i was on a crowded bus and an elderly lady came on board who was obviously having difficulty walking.

so i stand up and move down the bus to allow her to take my seat.

then from behind the old woman, a young woman in her mid-20s barges past the old woman to sit down!
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Re: What is the Issue with Queueing?

So ... what did you do? I would have told her in no uncertain terms that I had moved for the elderly lady and not for her- and insisted she gave up her seat. Or did you wimp out?
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Old 07.05.2012, 14:42
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Re: What is the Issue with Queueing?

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So ... what did you do? I would have told her in no uncertain terms that I had moved for the elderly lady and not for her- and insisted she gave up her seat. Or did you wimp out?
I get your point but I think that most men would be very reluctant to start an argument with a young woman they didn't know on public transport. If she freaks out, you are going to look bad no matter what.
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I really feel the same way too!!! I am from Sweden and queueing is sacred there...

Most of the time when someone has stepped in in front of me it has been an elderly woman so I thought they "should have" the right. Still think its very unpolite though.
I was once waiting for a bus in England in a bus station, the bus arrived and a couple of teenage girls got on. You should have heard the complaining and angry words about 'young people today' which came from two elderly ladies who were sitting on a bench nowhere near the bus stop, insisting that they were there first .
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Old 07.05.2012, 14:52
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I was once waiting for a bus........
I got an elbow in the ribs from an old lady that appeared out of nowhere to get on a local Geneva bus in front of me.

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Old 07.05.2012, 15:01
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I got an elbow in the ribs from an old lady that appeared out of nowhere to get on a local Geneva bus in front of me.
Thank your lucky stars you are not taller and she hasn't quite shrunk enough to really do some damage.
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I got an elbow in the ribs from an old lady that appeared out of nowhere to get on a local Geneva bus in front of me.
Yes, old ladies getting on buses in Geneva can be quite aggressive but it is very tough for them to stand on a crowded bus. People often don't offer their seat to an elderly person so I can understand why they are so pushy about getting a seat when a group of people board a bus.
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Old 07.05.2012, 16:17
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Ever queued at Mecca - now that IS dangerous.

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No, it's not really my thing.

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Old 07.05.2012, 16:35
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Re: What is the Issue with Queueing?

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So ... what did you do? I would have told her in no uncertain terms that I had moved for the elderly lady and not for her- and insisted she gave up her seat. Or did you wimp out?
i punched the young woman in the face and the old woman gave her a swift kick in the ribs when she was down. she learnt her lesson!
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Old 07.05.2012, 16:42
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I get your point but I think that most men would be very reluctant to start an argument with a young woman they didn't know on public transport. If she freaks out, you are going to look bad no matter what.
Just turn on your gay lisp and then nobody will care.
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Re: What is the Issue with Queueing?

Today my 23kg suitcase went corner first onto an inconsiderate train passenger pushing to get onboard as I was getting off. As I had gravity and the steps on my side, that weight must surely have left a nasty bruise on her right bosom and hurt like hell. It wasn't deliberate, but guilt free violence on these so-and-so's is the sweetest revenge for their lack of consideration. Before she had a chance to yelp I firmly told her to have a bit of patience.

I'm considering carrying the case around with me next time I'm fed up, just to watch their expression change.
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Today my 23kg suitcase went corner first onto an inconsiderate train passenger pushing to get onboard as I was getting off. As I had gravity and the steps on my side, that weight must surely have left a nasty bruise on her right bosom and hurt like hell. It wasn't deliberate, but guilt free violence on these so-and-so's is the sweetest revenge for their lack of consideration. Before she had a chance to yelp I firmly told her to have a bit of patience.

I'm considering carrying the case around with me next time I'm fed up, just to watch their expression change.
Not such a bad idea but is it really worth lugging 23 Kg around with you just for the occasional bit of sport?
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Old 08.05.2012, 08:14
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Not such a bad idea but is it really worth lugging 23 Kg around with you just for the occasional bit of sport?
everyone has a hobby. this one seems to be cheap and helps you keep fit!
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