Shut up you Fool ! Stop that screeching horn of yours!!
March 30, 2010 1:36am CST
Well, yesterday, I was away to a hospital as one of our family members had fallen prey to a microscopic organism and she was suffering from flu. I went to the hospital with my elder brother on a motorcycle [a bike]. The petrol station [Gas station] was a place filled with people and vehicles all the time. Well, we filled our petrol and when we wanted to fill some air for the tyre, we had to wait in a long queue . There were barricades and stuff to maintain a straight line. We were the fifth in the queue when a car all of a sudden came from nowhere and stood outside the barricade and started screeching the horn very loudly! Well, who was this A**, I thought!! And, ignoring the motorists in the queue, the man who filled air also gave priority to the man in the car! Well, the situation became chaotic- all the motorists started shouting at the driver of the car! I did not bother showing a finger at him too - you know which finger !! And, the problem was resolved when the car left the place and the work started as usual!! So, my question to you guys is have you been treated unfairly while in a queue? Do you follow a queue system? What would you have done if you were in my case??
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• South Africa
30 Mar 10
Next time that happens again, just deflate his tyres again. He will get the point eventually. Here, no one will try that. We are very short tempered when it comes to line cutting. A fight is the frst thing. Oh, i forgot to mention that we behave like teenagers n situations like that. TATA.
31 Mar 10
Hey saphrina, Well I never knew that South Africans were shirt tempered when it comes to line cutting - wel, I would never even think of deflating his tyres as if I were in the driver's situation and had somthing urgent to do I would have done the same ! Well I have got a notion about how to behave in south Africa .....
30 Mar 10
We British are supposed to be very stoic and patient in an orderly queue BUT not always. I would have been absolutely livid in that situation and probably given him what a mate of mine refers to as an "East End Docker Mouthful" (I couldn't possibly post the words I mean - lol)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Apr 10
hi kar295rocks my situation was different ,it was a few years back during the Christmas season and shoppers were lined up with their purchases waiting to pay, this man behind me suddenly just moves in front of me and the young sales clerk starts to ring up his many purchases and I say, excuse me sir I was in line ahead of you, miss, why are you not waiting on me? she turned red, grabbed my few purchases rang it up all wrong and when I protested that she was overcharging me, she went and got another clerk, the clerk looked at her and said, dont ever do this again to a customer or you are fired. she corrected the sales took my money and apologized to me. all this time this handsome middle aged man was grumbling, dont you know who I am? I turned around and said you are the man who was next in line after me, thats who you are. turns out the dude is the owner of the store,still he had no business pushing through the line no matter what.The next time I saw that man he did aplogize to me, and it was so odd, he said he was trying to see how that particular clerk would react, well I felt a bit sorry for the clerk if he had done all that on purpose just to get her in trouble. I stopped going to that store after that as a lot of the young women clerks would single out good looking men in the line back of older women and not take them in line as they should . to me this was most unfair. a line is a line and the first in line should be waited on that way.
30 Mar 10
Hello kar ! In my country we have to fight every day to keep a place in a queue... when there is a queue. We are more often nudging neck to neck in front of a counter or a ticket office I think it has always been like this here. I have a good friend in Guernsey, in the Channel Islands, where one of our great poets, Victor Hugo, spent 20 years in exile 150 years ago. In Guernsey, queues are straight lines like in England. My friend makes me smile when he said seriously : "Hugo was not a polite man : he was never queuing." A matter of civilization, I presume. Have a nice day.
30 Mar 10
I really feel you man..I live in that kind of country as well..People just don't want to know how to queu.. It really pissed me of because you're playing it wrong when you queu in the right way. You can expect a lot of blowing horn there. What a stoneheads..
30 Mar 10
i happens a lot in our society, the first thing i do is get his/her attention, i politely explain that we are all in a hurry and he should fall in line and wait for the queue, if he does have a good reason that for being in a rush, i will let them pass, but if he retaliates, i get the guards,securities attention.
30 Mar 10
Unless he was in a serious condition like he was ran out of gas when delivering someone in grave condition to the hospital and like...then I would be so pissed as well...Who in the world did he think he was?? Even if he was the owner of that place, it really showed to me that person was just another piece of s**t.
31 Mar 10
A person when comes in cycle feels that he wants a bike...when he comes in bike he feels to buy a car..I think car is the last priority given in most of the families...when he comes in car he thinks he is the top most person......they are just stupid....don't have manners,....don't have patience.......I hate these kind of people.....they are thinking that money is only needed to live.....If I were in your situation I must have shouted at him very badly.....
30 Mar 10
I've been in this situation... and it didn't turn out good for one of us. Here's how it went, near my place we have gas station as well and I regulary gas up there. Attendants already know me and know how much I usually want unless I ask for more. It's a busy street as usual and there's always a queue of 3 to 4 cars for each outlet and since almost all people who gas up there are neighbors we usually are patient with each other. One time I was gassing up i believe i was up next and the car ahead of me moved on. I don't drive fast and I slowly crept our car to the outlet when this guy behind me on an SUV with loud music blaring started honking twice. I ignored it. He honked again when I was already parked in front of the outlet and the gasoline boy was ready to put gas in my tank. I signaled wait from inside the car by rolling down my window and putting out an open palm. I checked my rearview mirror and saw a guy through the heavy tint of his gas guzzler. seconds later he let out a long honk. I'm usually very patient but this was just too much I pulled the hand brake got out of the car and the gas boy saw me go to the other car. I knocked on his window and asked him politely " boss nagmamadali po ba kayo?". Inside the car were 3 more guys i believe they were college kids who had just had enough to drink. "ah hindi po. (no i'm not)" the driver said a bit shaken by my approach. "ah sige kasi napipindot niyo yata yung horn niyo. (ah ok, cause i think you accidentally honked your horn" and then i turned around to walk to the car. I was barely 3 steps away when i heard the others call the driver a coward and just as i expected he stepped out of the car and called me out in loud voice. By then the gas boys knew something was gonna happen. "ano ba problema mo pare? ha? (what's your problem dude?) he asked while posing and trying to act as large as possible. His friends also disembarked and stood behind him as if they were a boy band from hell. Pimples, bad imitation shirts (shirts that are probably pricey but made to look ragged), oversized pants and all that. 4 against 1 hmmm I didn't say a word I just rushed him and everything went black. All I remember is that my fist hitting him square in the jaw and then my knee to his stomach. I wanted to kick the crap out of this insolent kid but then I'll just let him learn a lesson that sometimes having an SUV does not make you stronger, braver and neither does money or a group of so called friends. His friends didn't even make a move, the same friends who wanted to start a fight. Sheesh... time for him to choose a new posse huh? Oh yeah the police patrol which was nearby of course collared me but after they found out who i was just let me go and told me not to do it again, sternly hehehe. We were able to settle things down right there and then and the gasoline boys gave their testimony that i was just defending myself. my dad found out about it days later and just shook his head. note to self: patience.