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to get annoyed with people who are not ready when it's their turn?

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HolyAutumnGoldBatman Sat 06-Oct-12 19:29:04

I stood behind a woman in the queue in H&M today for 20 minutes. When she got to the counter she wanted to exchange something. The lady serving asked for her receipt. Cue 10 minutes of searching all her carrier bags, her handbag, her pockets, her purse, through 100 other receipts that were in her purse, the floor before she finally located it. The queue got longer and longer and longer.

I also find this at the airport when people wait until it's their turn to put their stuff in the little tray thing to take off their belt/shoes, take out their laptop/liquds. Why not do it while you're waiting, so you can just put it in when you get there?

AIBU to think that you should have your receipt/card/cash/shoes/liquids or whatever to hand if you've been waiting to be served for 20 minutes?

Seriouslysleepdeprived Sat 06-Oct-12 21:05:54

God yes self checkouts. A breeding ground for dillydallying. Must confess to taking a trolley through though, didn't realise you weren't suppose to blush

BustersOfDoom Sat 06-Oct-12 21:07:18

YANBU. It's people getting on the bus who piss me off who have to search through their bag to find their purse. Have it ready for when you get on ffs. I stand waiting with my pass in my hand and before I had a pass I used to have the money in my pocket.

And pensioners who stop the bus at 9.25am to ask "is it too early?" Yes it fucking is! If I'm going into work late I can guarantee that there will be one at every stop from about 9.20am and they will all stop the bus and ask that question and then not get on. You're retired, why can't you go for the bus at 10am? Unless you've got an earlier appointment of course and then you need to pay like everyone else! Grrrrrrr

PigletJohn Sat 06-Oct-12 21:14:13

Once upon a time, a woman at a supermart till packed all her shopping into bags, then got out her card, when suddenlt a handsome prince rode up on a white horse.

"No, no," said the prince, "Put your money away! Today, everything is free!"

So when you're waiting, and instead of getting her money out, the woman in front is just standing and looking around, you know it's her again. She's looking for the white horse.

cocolepew Sat 06-Oct-12 21:17:08

I was behind a woman in Sainsburys once who refused any help to pack her bags and just stood there as they were scanned through. The cashier must have offered 3 times to help her as her trolley load of shopping piled up at the end.

Then, once she had paid for it, she started to pack.

I swear I was so close to braining her with a banana it was untrue.

mumblechum1 Sat 06-Oct-12 21:20:44

I would lhave tried and failed not to, cocolepew. It would have been perfectly justifiable homicide with a deadly fruit

ducklingpie Sat 06-Oct-12 21:21:00

He he, if I even get so much as a hint of impatience coming from people behind me in the queue I take great pleasure in going as slow as humanly possible, so there!

CaliforniaLeaving Sat 06-Oct-12 21:31:22

I think you're all being unreasonable, you don't know these people or why it's taking them longer.
I get migraines, but can function thought them with meds, at least 8-12 times a month. I can be a bit dazed and confused with this, so move a bit slower some days. Now I can usually get my stuff up on the moving belt and get my card through and the pin done, but I'm flippin aching from head to toe, so be patient.
I am dreading the weekly shop when I move back to UK, I think there will be posts about me flaking out in Tesco not packing fast enough. I have decided I will just bung it all back in the trolley and have boxes in the boot of the car to sort it (unless it's pissing it down)

HolyAutumnGoldBatman Sat 06-Oct-12 21:31:40

<opens spreadsheet>

<adds ducklingpie to the shitlist>

<closes spreadsheet>

mockeveryweek Sat 06-Oct-12 21:32:54

Slightly off topic but similar. I work in a job where people are ringing me specifically to make an appointment. These are the calls that drive me potty.

"can I have an appointment with xx"
"of course. when would you like to come in?"
"oh anytime. I can come whenever you say xx is available"
"ok. how about Tuesday at 9am"
"I don't know. I'll just get my dairy"

Cue them disappearing off the line for 5 minutes while they look for said diary which is apparently empty anyway!!!!!!

ZombTEE Sat 06-Oct-12 21:37:14

Buses! You know you're going to need money/ticket/whatever so why isn't your purse handy?!?!?!?!?

Don't get me started on till faffers...

TheProvincialLady Sat 06-Oct-12 21:45:49

Marks and Spencers on the last pension day before Christmas - now THAT is a slow checkout day. Assuming you don't give up and die in the quiche aisle because you have been boxed in by fifteen elderly couples, the male of each having been made to come to help carry the shopping but it's only the third time he's every had to make a shopping decision that involves food and he's not coping well.

And yes, the bus queues. I find it is usually a youngish woman who stands tutting at the bus being late along with everyone else, and she gets on after fifteen other people and then thinks about looking for her purse. Or asks the bus driver for complicated ticket/bus route advice connected with a different bus company for a journey she might make tomorrow. AAAAAAGH.

YouMayLogOut Sat 06-Oct-12 21:46:19

<links arms with ducklingpie and CaliforniaLeaving>


YokoUhOh Sat 06-Oct-12 21:48:03

Also slightly off-topic but my latest supermarket bugbear is people fuckers who don't say 'thank you' when you let them past/open the door. I have a nice line in retorts:
'You're welcome'
'You're most welcome'
'Don't mention it'
'Don't even think about mentioning it'

FairPhyllis Sat 06-Oct-12 21:49:02

YABU about the airport security queues. I travel on my own a lot for work and often carry two computers. I need to have a surface to rest my bags on to get them out safely - I am certainly not going to dance around trying to get my boots off, toiletries bag out, coat off and computers out while carrying everything at the same time. Unless you're offering to help me, perhaps?

ducklingpie Sat 06-Oct-12 21:57:36

I even let my children put everything on the conveyor belt too. Sadly they're too short to pack at the moment in most supermarkets, they're only 4 and 6.

In the co-op they have two little trolleys so unpack and pack everything themselves... you'd love to be behind me then, it takes ages whilst they argue over who's going to put what in their bags wink

ducklingpie Sat 06-Oct-12 22:01:39

oooh, I've never knowingly been on anyone's shitlist - I feel quite proud of myself smile

(I fully acknowledge I need to get out more)

HolyAutumnGoldBatman Sat 06-Oct-12 22:02:31

Fair get organised before you get in the queue then.

'Unless you're offering to help me, perhaps?'

If someone asked me to hold something for them while they took their shoes/belt off, of course I would hold it. I think most people would, wouldn't they? If you asked me to take your belt off, while you held the computer I might be a bit confused

HolyAutumnGoldBatman Sat 06-Oct-12 22:03:59

duckling you've even got a special star next to your name after these latest revelations!

WishICouldBeLikeDavidWicks Sat 06-Oct-12 22:10:26

Along these lines....

When there's a gang of you in the curry house, waiter brings food, says 'chicken shashlik' 5 times, no one except you is paying attention then eventually the person who ordered chicken shashlik turns round 'oh yes, I ordered chicken'. THE WAITER IS BRINGING FOOD, IT IS FOR US, I AM STARVING, PAY ATTENTION.

FairPhyllis Sat 06-Oct-12 22:11:34

I have stood in security queues for over an hour. I am certainly not getting my stuff out before because I would not physically be able to hold it for a long period of time and I can't risk dropping or damaging my work computers. You couldn't possibly do it if you were travelling alone with children, either.

And people are rarely as helpful as you in my experience, I'm afraid. They are usually too busy either sorting themselves out or getting their judgy pants in a twist.

iwasyoungonce Sat 06-Oct-12 22:12:05

YANBU. And I don't understand the ducklingpie attitude at ALL, either. So, if you sense that people are in a hurry, you slow down on purpose. That seems very passive aggressive to me. Perhaps there is a very good reason that the person behind you is stressed and in a hurry. Maybe they have a hungry baby in tow. Or an elderly parent they are shopping for before doing the school run. Or any number of things.

But you take your pleasure from adding to their stress, and making them wait.

SelfRighteousPrissyPants Sat 06-Oct-12 22:21:49

I normally hate faffing about though I must admit I couldn't find my bus ticket the other day blush Though they have put M&S right by the bus station and I'd been waiting behind the faffers first so only got to the bus just as it was about to leave. The lovely bus driver just waved me on before I searched through all my pockets/receipts for the ticket though grin

Poundpup Sat 06-Oct-12 22:27:48

YANBU. The people that kill me are those that go through the self service checkouts with trolleys, not with a couple of items but a jam packed full trolley and then keep calling the assistant over to remove the blimming security tags. Meanwhile, all the other tills grind to a halt and become stuck with the most irritating message known to man 'there is an unexpected item in your bagging area'.

ARGH! It's enough to give me a nervous twitch. wink

ducklingpie Sat 06-Oct-12 22:29:26

It's especially satisfying when there is an arse behind me who has been standing so close they're breathing down my neck and loudly tutting at the poor flustered elderly person/shopper with baby/person with a migraine etc who is at the front of the queue.

I'm of the opinion that you should not be bullied into feeling you have to do anything faster just because of someone else's impatience.

differentnameforthis Sat 06-Oct-12 22:31:23

So as well as holding onto dd2 to make sure she doesn't bolt (airport scenario), I also need to be holding my handbag, my hand luggage, my belt (pray you aren't behind me as my jeans WILL fall down), my sunnies, loose change in my pocket, shoes off etc until I get to the xray machine.

Not gunna happen. Cos it will get dropped several times & that will piss people off even more.

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