What will reaction be if someone jumps queue?

@hopeful28 (1439)
Singapore
February 9, 2007 2:04am CST
I wonder if you have ever experienced your queuing up for something - maybe to get movie tickets, buying food etc.. and the queue is long. All of a sudden, someone from nowhere just cuts right in front of you. What would your reaction be - just let it be or tell the person off?
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• Philippines
9 Feb 07
i'll very politely inform the person that there is a line and that people have been here before him. i'll ask him to please be considerate to those who came before him and go to the end of the line. in any case, i will not allow that person to cut the line. if her persists, i'll report him to the manager or to whomever is in charge at that establishment. these people need to be taught a lesson.
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
9 Feb 07
You sound like a very sensible person. I will try to follow your advice, but in some cases reporting the matter is useless unless you can get that person to go with you to the authorities, otherwise once they know your intention I don't think they will wait around to be reprimanded.
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@wdiong (1818)
• Singapore
9 Feb 07
I think I will give the person a piece of my mind...after all, I've already been queueing for such a long time. The person has no right to suddenly 'hop' infront of me!
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
9 Feb 07
It depends on my mood - if I am feeling sunshiny, I probably would just let it be, but if I already am seething about something else....I would have to count to a hundred thousand to keep myself from lashing out. May not have the patience to count that long...
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@rainbow (6763)
9 Feb 07
Depends on my mood really, if I am in a hurry and really fed up I would politely point out the end of the queue.
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@yanjiaren (9050)
9 Feb 07
oh that really rubs me up the wrong way... i have it happening to me all the time..before i just used tolet them get away with it..now i kinda politely say to them excuse me but it's my turn..they are always very obnoxious angry people..don't like bad manners in general anyway..
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• China
9 Feb 07
I hate guys who jumps queue. I will warn him in the first place, if he wouldnt listen, I would push him away and give him a good lesson. I am not ill-tempered person in gerneral, but I just cant bear these queue jumper, I dont know why. have a good day.
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
9 Feb 07
I politely tell him to follow the que. If he doesnot listen, I gather the support of couple of them and shout at that fellow and inform the matter to the man-in-charge to ensure he is shunted to the end.
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@gabs8513 (48805)
• United Kingdom
19 Feb 07
Well it has happened to me so many times and I don't shout at the Person, I just make it known that I am not happy. A few years ago someone pushed in front of me and I was having a bad Day, this person was about to put the Stuff on the Band and I went in front of them shoved their Stuff away and put mine in front of theirs. They where to shocked to say anything and I just said, well you will agree I was here before you.
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
19 Feb 07
Oh that's a good one. May I borrow some courage from you, LOL?
@XxAngelxX (2835)
• Canada
9 Feb 07
I would probably not say anything at all, just fume about it to myself in my head and complain to all my friends afterwards, lol. I tend to not really stick up for myself. Now, if it was my children they cut in front of, then I would tell them they just butted in line and had to go to the back of the line like everyone else. For some reason, when it comes to my kids, I have no problem speaking up, I just can't seem to do it for myself.
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
19 Feb 07
You sound like me, lol. I seldom will speak up unless pushed to the limit. Otherwise, I will probably bear with it in silence and then blare it all out to my friends or family afterwards.
@ESKARENA1 (18304)
19 Feb 07
i tend to grumble to myself and let it pass, life really is too short. But it leaves me with a bad feeling for the rest of the day, blessed be
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@Jleivang (374)
• India
9 Feb 07
I would tell the person directly. That is the best thing to do. Such people don't deserve to be spoken to in a gentle and polite manner. Breaking a Q is a quite common sight here in Delhi, people are rowdy and mannerless.
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
9 Feb 07
I would definetly tell them something I try not to let people take advantage of me. Nobody should
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
9 Feb 07
Oh yes someone before did try to jump the queue in front of me when I went to the movies, and on this particular occasion I told them to go back in line as I was here way before they were and to be fair everybody has to be in the queue and who are they to try and push in front of everybody else.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
9 Feb 07
This just happened to me the other day while in line to get tickets to the movie "Night at the Museum" again with a friend. An older lady cut in front of me all of a sudden. I was talking to my friend so I did notice til shortly after and then I saw her. She asked me if it was okay to cut in front of me because she just wanted to ask the ticket person a question about something. I said sure since I thought she was being honest and sincere but she went up there and purchased movie tickets. It upsets me when people lie like that.
@manmaxman (850)
• India
12 Feb 07
i will tell the person off at that time only this is what i m ............ if i wish i tell to the person at that time only else it will effect on my stomach