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What is it with the British attitude to queuing?

We can queue in the bank, the bus stop, the supermarket, at the cinema, but can't queue for a train?

Going to work this morning I waited for people to get off the train with a group of others when 2 wonen walked up and waited in the other side if the door. As I got on they tutted as I hadn't let them on first. (I must have that kind of face because they hadn't reminstrated with the dozen or do people before me!)

Does this happen to other people out there and find it annoying?

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Trains bring out the worst in people thats why i dont use them much.

On my many trips to that there london the further south you get the more rude and ignorant people become.

Maybe the old giffa was a southerner?

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Married to a Southerner so I cannot agree with you on that point! :-)

 

You forgot to add that people don't cue in pubs either...except for the toilet. Being small I don't stand out of the crowd at the bar. The amount of people who push themselves in first is amazing.....Young whippersnappers mostly!

 

I love going to locals as here chivalry continues!

'He was here first mate' is a great phrase!

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What is it with the British attitude to queuing?

We can queue in the bank, the bus stop, the supermarket, at the cinema, but can't queue for a train?

Going to work this morning I waited for people to get off the train with a group of others when 2 wonen walked up and waited in the other side if the door. As I got on they tutted as I hadn't let them on first. (I must have that kind of face because they hadn't reminstrated with the dozen or do people before me!)

Does this happen to other people out there and find it annoying?

 

I don't know about trains, cos I rarely use them. In fact almost never. But I do have a real aversion to queuing for pretty much anything. As a general rule, if I've got to queue for anything, I'd rather not have it! I guess it's a patience issue. I obviously don't have much of it! :hihi:

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People don't queue for buses either any more, esp. in town. They hover around the bus stop and line the walls on castlegate then push straight to the front when the bus comes. Gets right on my nerves!!

 

There's your problem. Seriously, try catching the bus a couple of stops earlier.

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I'm with petemorris on this one. I hate queuing!! Went into the supermarket yesterday, only about four chekcouts working, and people with laden trollies waiting, I always ask if there there any other members of staff who can help out, usually they can conjure another member of staff!

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What is it with the British attitude to queuing?

We can queue in the bank, the bus stop, the supermarket, at the cinema, but can't queue for a train?

Going to work this morning I waited for people to get off the train with a group of others when 2 wonen walked up and waited in the other side if the door. As I got on they tutted as I hadn't let them on first. (I must have that kind of face because they hadn't reminstrated with the dozen or do people before me!)

Does this happen to other people out there and find it annoying?

 

The Snatcher taught me that I'm better than you, so you will have to submit ...etc

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