Do you say something when someone cuts in line?

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I always do; I can't help myself. And I'm kinda nasty about it.

I got into it w/ a mother-daughter pair today at the courthouse. There was a really long line to catch the eleveator, for some reason. They came in right behind me. The daughter got in line in back of me and the mother skipped ahead of me by about 7 or 8 ppl after saying, "oh, hell no" and was motioning to the daughter to skip ahead, too.

I had a dr's appt after and had to go to work. Both important things IMO. So I was like, "You do realize we are all waiting in line, don't you?" really loudly.

And the daughter was like, "mom..."

And the mother was inching closer to the elevators, ignoring me.

And I was like, "What exactly makes your situation so important that you feel you can cut in front of everyone else who got here before you??"

And the mother was like, "don't say ish to me, point blank!"

And I was like, "Someone needs to say it: you can't cut the line."

And then the daughter took up for her mother and they were tag teaming me. LOL

But then I realized the long line was for elevators for floors 9-18. And I need ed to go to the third floor, so I just walked away and got on an empty, awaiting elevator.

But I was pissed! (Would have stayed to finish the argument had I not been in such a hurry, myself. LOL)

What a damn nerve!

What do you do?
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I rarely even experience lines, but have been known to say something and embarass my mom in the process...

We were at a bagel place and waiting out turn to order, and we were next. A man comes and pushes me out of the way so he can stand in front of the hanging menu to look at it, which I didn't mind as the letters were small. However, when the employee asked "who's next?" and he tried to order, I said "Actually, we were next." The guy mumbled about not knowing we were there and I said "Given you pushed me out of the way to get to the menu, you knew perfectly well I was there. You simply didn't think I would say something." There were a few other people in the place who gave me thumbs up for it later. And my mom was totally embarassed, because apparently she was taught that nice girls are doormats.
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depends on the situation, my mood and who I am with.

i was in a good mood when some lady cut in front of me when i was getting my cheese form the amish. i had just ate some yummy amish food so i was on cloud nine. i refused to let her bring me down. the little amish girl knew i was next and ignored the lady for a second looking at me for a reponds. i signal for her to let the rude lady go first. afterward i got my cheese and stayed happy.

when i went to disney world with my family, we stood in line to get on the trolley from the parking lot to the actually gate of the park. there was an actually line but once the trolley pulled up people decided to ignore it and push pass. i got seperated from my peoples and didnt wnat to get lost so i ended up pushing through people and when i got on i squeezed between my dad and some lady i knew was behind us. i then said very loudly, "happiest place on earth my bum, you mean rudest! how can adults push pass a little girl like that? what would had happened if we were seperated, dad? when these grown ups had helped me find you? i doubt it seeing as they just almost trampled me!" The lady next to us turned beet red and looked away. a few more laughed and said, "you would thing they were given things away." or similar things agreeing with me. few others who looked must had cut through the line looked ashamed as well. my dad said dont let a$$holes ruining our day. but if i did get lost he would had raised such hell they would had shut down the park to find me. that would teach them not to cut in line when they wouldn't even be allowed inside.
Not a line cut situation, but recently I was at Ikea where carts are NOT allowed in the showroom upstairs. Some lady was behind me with her cart was literally pushing me down with it to get past. I hadn't even see her there since my back was turned. I turned to her and said "usually excuse me works well." She looked right at me and laughed, and then said to her friend "did you hear what that girl just said to me?" Yes, GIRL. I turned to my friend and said "did you see what that biatch just did to me?!" at which point a confrontation occurred. I won

I just hate when people are rude and unapologetic.
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I can't think of the last time someone cut in front of me in line. It doesn't happen often. If so, I'm likely to not say anything--I'll just feel angry and stew about it. I'm a weenie like that.

I do remember one time years ago when my boyfriend and I accidentally cut in front of someone at the movie theater. I honestly didn't realize the person was waiting. He made a snide remark and I felt really sheepish. Maybe that's why I don't like to say anything to cutters....? Hmmm, I think I'm having a psychological breakthrough here.
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Nine times out of ten, I say something, but I also let people go in front of me a lot. I just don't mind that much anymore.
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Always. I'm not mean about it but I'll definitely tell you that you cut me.
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Oh I ALWAYS do. It annoys me to high heaven. I'm I invisible? No. Get back in line then.

I usually just say "Ummm, I'm in line"
Always. Without a doubt. I hate that. Depending on my mood I'm either ok or a jerk about it.

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Definitely. I usually just smile nicely and say, "The back of the line is actually over there!" It works every time.
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I usually say something and am usually polite about it. I got some attitude from a woman who cut in front of me in a Starbucks once. I told her very politely that I was already in line and she said very nastily that she had been waiting longer than me and so was in front of me. The barista and the woman in line behind me both told her that no, I was in line first! She was very embarrassed after that.
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Definitely. I usually just smile nicely and say, "The back of the line is actually over there!" It works every time.
Originally Posted by nynaeve77
This is usually me...unless people don't back down...then I become Netg at the bagel place.
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I usually do the same as nyn. If that doesn't work, I'll usually speak up to the cashier or whatever before the cutter has a chance.
I always do because its just plain rude that some people feel they are entitled to cut lines while everyone else has to wait.
I always do; I can't help myself. And I'm kinda nasty about it.

I got into it w/ a mother-daughter pair today at the courthouse. There was a really long line to catch the eleveator, for some reason. They came in right behind me. The daughter got in line in back of me and the mother skipped ahead of me by about 7 or 8 ppl after saying, "oh, hell no" and was motioning to the daughter to skip ahead, too.

I had a dr's appt after and had to go to work. Both important things IMO. So I was like, "You do realize we are all waiting in line, don't you?" really loudly.

And the daughter was like, "mom..."

And the mother was inching closer to the elevators, ignoring me.

And I was like, "What exactly makes your situation so important that you feel you can cut in front of everyone else who got here before you??"

And the mother was like, "don't say ish to me, point blank!"

And I was like, "Someone needs to say it: you can't cut the line."

And then the daughter took up for her mother and they were tag teaming me. LOL

But then I realized the long line was for elevators for floors 9-18. And I need ed to go to the third floor, so I just walked away and got on an empty, awaiting elevator.

But I was pissed! (Would have stayed to finish the argument had I not been in such a hurry, myself. LOL)

What a damn nerve!

What do you do?
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
Yes, I do, and I am, too...which I'm sure will come as no surprise to anyone.

It's one of the reasons I had to quit riding public transportation when I used to work and commute. I could not bear to watch people walk up to the front and left of the line of people patiently waiting to board the train, thereby cutting everyone in the line and blocking the way of those exiting the train. The unrequited rage inside me was of a ridiculous level because I couldn't chase down these people and give them a piece of my mind...and if I did...most likely it would go as yours went, and I just can't tolerate that kind of entitlement and frustration.
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Definitely. I usually just smile nicely and say, "The back of the line is actually over there!" It works every time.
Originally Posted by nynaeve77
This is usually me...unless people don't back down...then I become Netg at the bagel place.
Originally Posted by inheritedcurls



I love that "Netg at the bagel place" just became synonymous with b----! I was actually nice about saying I was next, then just straightforward and not nasty about pointing out that he had to push me out of his way to get to the menu, not *mean* about it. Just assertive.
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I ordinarily let it slide. Most of the time I'll sulk and mumble loud enough to hear. I suck at confrontation and figure it isn't worth wasting my breath on people like that.

I think if the line was very long though I would say something.
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I always say something, BUT I have never heard of lines for an elevator! lol I've stood in big crowds waiting on the elevator and the ones shoving the hardest get on first, but lines, no...
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