I really do think that people are more pushy then they ever used to be. I am one who doesn't hesitate to speak my mind. If someone is trying to push ahead of me, I will turn and ask them if there is an emergency or if there is some problem I am not aware of. Or I will simply stand my ground and ask them to wait their turn. I am more than happy to allow others to go ahead of me (as I walk with a cane and know I walk slower than most) until they try to force their way ahead with no regard to anyone else. Then I get upset and make sure others around me hear my questioning of their rude behavior! I try to be polite but there are some people who don't understand polite and need to see the other side of my personality!