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to think its out of order for someone to push in the queue then call me fat?

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IondonIady Mon 25-Jul-11 21:58:52

A grandma pushed in front of me in the queue in M&S today. When I asked her did she not see me standing in the queue she said 'well how can i miss you you're so fat?' shock

She was about 70 with her DGD (abt 4) in a pram. What kind of example is that?

AIBU for thinking she is an antisocial bitch?

BoysAreLikeDogs Mon 25-Jul-11 22:00:36

I don't get the pram bit, can you explain please?

ImperialBlether Mon 25-Jul-11 22:05:01

I would have gone home and crawled under the sofa to die. What an absolute bitch!

OmniaParatus Mon 25-Jul-11 22:05:30

YANBU. I avoid M&S like the plague, it seems full of exceptionally rude people. I hope you did call her an antisocial bitch but I imagine you were too taken aback. I just can't believe she said that to you shock!

TheMagnificentBathykolpian Mon 25-Jul-11 22:06:22

Not surprising that the sort of person who thinks it's acceptable to shove in front in a queue also thinks it's acceptable to hurl abuse when challenged about it.

YANBU. She was ignorant.

lockets Mon 25-Jul-11 22:06:41

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IondonIady Mon 25-Jul-11 22:07:38

Hi Boysarelikedogs

I just meant she had a small child with her and surely they are going to pick up on how she interacts with other people. I don't know why i said abt the pram....

Martha85 Mon 25-Jul-11 22:08:04

YANBU, That is awful, how rude? How did you respond?

BoysAreLikeDogs Mon 25-Jul-11 22:08:34

oh, I see

YANBU, what a rude lady

MorelliOrRanger Mon 25-Jul-11 22:10:43

I would have told her to get behind me then.

What a rude bitch and not a very good example to the minor she was with - YANBU.

What did you say?

thederkinsdame Mon 25-Jul-11 22:10:43

Think I would have said 'well I'd rather be fat than rude, dear. So learn some manners and go to the back of the queue."

IondonIady Mon 25-Jul-11 22:13:28

hi Martha85
Literally couldn't think of anything to say at the time.

Obviously now I've had 8 hrs to think abt it have come up with lots of wonderful and cutting things i should have said... angry

Im actually a little bit glad i didn't say anything though as it would have been quite embarrassing to have ended up in a slanging match in middle of my local M&S

IondonIady Mon 25-Jul-11 22:16:07

thederkinsdame & lockets

I wish i had come up with something better than silence!

Onemorning Mon 25-Jul-11 22:20:22

What a bitch!

LadyOfTheManor Mon 25-Jul-11 22:21:24

YABU I push in queues all the time. Just kidding.

I would have clouted her with something hard. Bottle of wine perhaps?

GandTiceandaslice Mon 25-Jul-11 22:21:44

I have a mouth on me. She wouldn't have got away with pushing in & mouthing off at me!
Is it the Southend branch? Lots of rude folk in there. And I have learnt to avoid pension day Thursdays!

ClaireDeLoon Mon 25-Jul-11 22:27:10

What a bitch. YANBU at all.

TheFarSide Mon 25-Jul-11 22:29:26

You know, sometimes it's good when we can't think of a response on the spot - she didn't get a reaction out of you and hopefully she's feeling a bit silly or even deeply ashamed right now. If you'd responded in kind, she could have felt justified in insulting you.

I once sat next to a man on the tube who had his legs so wide open I had to perch on the edge of the seat. I asked him twice if he could move up please. When he got off the train, he said 'if your arse wasn't so fat it wouldn't have been a problem'. I couldn't think of anything to say maintained a dignified silence.

TheFarSide Mon 25-Jul-11 22:30:34

However, sometimes when people push in front of me, I "accidentally" tread on their feet.

MadamDeathstare Mon 25-Jul-11 22:31:05

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prudaloo Mon 25-Jul-11 22:33:09

Are you fat?

skybluepearl Mon 25-Jul-11 22:34:17

granny has poor interpersonal skills! what a horrid thing to say

princessglitter Mon 25-Jul-11 22:34:47

would it matter, prudaloo?

RabidRabbit Mon 25-Jul-11 22:37:43

sad Some people are so nasty. I'd love to have seen you say something like "And if you weren't double/triple my age your head would now be sitting on the fish counter right next to that also rather sorry looking trout, now move it, you rude twit!"

I really am shocked when people lack such basic social skills and manners, especially women 'of age'. I was in B&Q once and was changing DD who was only a few months old at the time, and covered in crap up to the elbows so understandably it wasn't a quick nappy change job, and some fishwife was banging away on the door with me constantly apologizing. Came out, looked at her and smiled and said sorry again, and she said "What ya lookin at, fat bint!" shock I looked at her DH and said "Wow, quite the catch you have there..." and walked off leaving her with a gaping gob. So sometimes comebacks can be quite good in these situations, but most times not!

MadamDeathstare Mon 25-Jul-11 22:40:09

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