"I wish Kuki were here to tell his story about the heavy-set fellow who cut in line in front of him whose beeper went off."
I am replying to my own message, because it is one of my favorite stories. Kuki & his son were behind a particularly large and slow man in the buffet line. The man was wearing a beeper which suddenly went off with a "beeep ... beeep ...beeep" signal.
Kuki's son turned to him and said, "Look out, Dad, I think he's backing up."
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What I always do is make a "run" beside the buffet line, looking over people's shoulders to get an idea of what I might want. Then, when I get in line, I don't hold other people up (usually!). I find this especially helpful when there are different stations and I'm not sure what I'd like eat. Don't want to fill up my plate and then find the "perfect" thing at the next station!
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I just want to say I am closer to a being a senior then not, and I totally disagree with Sugarfreesheila.
Being old is not a reason or an excuse for rudeness. I think being old is a privlidge, my best friend died at 26 and I would love to have her old, rather then dead young. so the benefit of aging is NOT DYING YOUNG, !!!!!!!!!!
NOT, being allowed to be a rude little piggy.
As for Buffets it is not cutting in line to jump ahead of a stalled car, regardless of age of stallee. Also some buffets are set up in such a way as to encourage station jumping as they have little tables set up in circle( Princess for example) . If there is a line up for omelettes, but you are not having one, why stand there, skip ahead to the stuff you want.
i had about half of my basket full and was browsing through a magazine while waiting for my turn ( which was next ). suddenly my cart started to move and ran over my foot. an older lady ( i would say about 75 ) with a full basket was pulling it back. i said '' excuse me but im next and you ran over my foot when you moved my cart . she didnt even blink an eye and said '' im older than you so i get to go first. i very nicely ( as well as i could ) moved her cart and put mine back and said '' just because you are older does not mean you have the right to be rude , go to the back of the line or find a shorter one ''. she stomped away while the customers behind me where clapping and saying good for you to me. it was the first time i had ever stood up for myself , but this time i was not going to budge. i hope i dont get like that at any age of my life.
On our last cruise I had a elderly man cut in line in front of us....is excuse. He had already stood I line once and didn't think that he needed to stand in the line again if he was going back for something else.
A terrrible thing I am reading, this disrespect for older people. You must all feel really ashamed, respect others and respect your elder people. In Germay we have this view. You should all learn from us and other Europeans, apart from britain, they have no values
I respect people who respect ME.......I will not show respect to anyone...young or old who disrespects me and everyone else around me. Cutting in line and acting the way alot have witnessed here is disrespect and should not be tolerated!
I am not sure that cutting in line means the same thing to everyone here. To me, going around someone who is stopped in line pondering a momentous decision is not cutting in line. Also, going to pick up an item two stations ahead of someone who is stopped is not cutting in line.
I've lived in South Florida too long not to notice the behavior of the older generation. They do seem like we owe it to them. For many of them, we do, but not to the ones that really "abuse" their age. I've been in line on my (1/2 Hour) lunch break trying to get party supplies and they wanted to cut in front of me. I turned around and told her that I had to get back to work to pay for HER Social Security, not mine. Now the flip side. I will hold open doors, carry packages, let them cut in front of me when I have time, given them coupons from my stash, a few cents when they came up short in the grocery line, etc. I'm not totally heartless.
There must be something about Florida that makes people act rude. I do know from visiting South Florida that people of all ages start blowing their horns at the first car in line as soon as the lights change.
If they did that here in Texas, a bunch of us friendly rednecks would start looking for a rope.
hey, be careful I am a New York native and I'll kick your *&&^&( (smile)
I'll give you the opposite of that. For a 2 1/2 year period I was "banished" to Fargo North Dakota. To say I was in culture shock was putting it mildly. The NICEST people in the whole wide world live in North Dakota. The work ethic is very strong and family and religion is embraced and they go out of their way to make new residents feel welcomed.
I spent some time in China. Senior citizens are valued and sought out for their experience. In America, we have a tendency to "banish" our seniors, so no wonder they might cut in line
So the best case of my above stated situation, would be to go on a cruise with a large group of senior citizens who emigrated from China to Fargo North Dakota. I bet they would never cut in line and smile at you when you do
'I don't wait in lines anymore. I just cut everyone. I make up the same exuses. "I just need to get one thing", "I just have a quick question", I'm just gonna reach in and grab this", Oh I didn't see the line". I'm tired of people cutting me in lines . Its better to cut than to be cut!"
If I am correct this taken from a different post of yours.
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