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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?

HolyAutumnGoldBatman Sat 06-Oct-12 22:33:54

You don't need to hold your belt, sunglasses, loose change and shoes you can put them in your bag. Even if your shoes don't fit the rest should.

differentnameforthis Sat 06-Oct-12 22:33:55

I'm gonna go against the grain and say that people should just slow down

Amen! When did we all get SO impatient.

differentnameforthis Sat 06-Oct-12 22:34:28

Holy, I don't want them in my bag. That is why they aren't in my bag.

differentnameforthis Sat 06-Oct-12 22:35:04

OH & did you miss the part where my jeans would fall down if I took my belt off?

HolyAutumnGoldBatman Sat 06-Oct-12 22:35:53

You don't need loose change and sunglasses in the queue at the airport, you can just put them in for the purpose of going through security. It really isn't going to be that traumatic for you.

HolyAutumnGoldBatman Sat 06-Oct-12 22:36:17

No, I didn't miss it, I just didn't believe it.

EugenesAxe Sat 06-Oct-12 22:38:59

YANBU... it always seems to be fucking women who do it and get all the commonsensical women a bad name. It probably isn't though... and I leave out from my tirade any woman with a practical reason for not getting organised in whichever way... such as one that has small children, or even children, with her.

Initially I thought your post was about board games or 10-pin bowling, in which case I would have been even more vehement in my YANBU grin.

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 06-Oct-12 22:39:55

If your jeans fall down when you take your belt off, you need smaller clothes you lucky thing.

Also, if you are in anything other than the slow lane, and there are cars behind you, and none in front of you YOU ARE GOING TOO SLOWLY OR IN THE WRONG LANE.

YouMayLogOut Sat 06-Oct-12 22:40:28

"any woman with a practical reason for not getting organised in whichever way"

How do you know what people's reasons are? And why should they need a "reason" to go at a normal pace anyway, rather than a super-fast impatient one?

E320 Sat 06-Oct-12 22:41:26

I am SO with you on the airport thing. I fly a lot for work at the moment and, as a frequent traveller, get to use the fast track. However, on a Monday morning (very early), it drives me wild when people in front of me do not get themselves sorted out before they arrive at the security screening. These are usually men and the types that also have the large cabin bags that take up all the room in the lockers on the plane (another potential rant).
However, it also irritates me, when I have deposited my bag, laptop/iPad, jacket etc. to be asked if I have any liquids. Why? It is obvious that I do not, otherwise they would already have been put in the plastic tray.

TheSurgeonsMate Sat 06-Oct-12 22:43:28

Eugene I have seen another thread turn out like this:

Man: Why do women not get their fucking purses out to pay before the cashier asks for the money?
Many women: Because we're busy packing the fucking shopping in the bags, dumbo - why do men always leave this until after paying?

Can't say I've noticed this particular gender difference myself, though.

HolyAutumnGoldBatman Sat 06-Oct-12 22:44:27

erm....youmay this is an AIBU about people going really, very slowly, not at a 'normal pace'.

I'm pretty sure no-one has said you should go at a 'super-fast impatient' pace.

If you look at the OP, you will see the woman took 30 minutes to find the receipt (20 mins not bothering to look and 10 mins looking), that is not a 'normal pace'. It's slow, very, very slow.

EmBOOsa Sat 06-Oct-12 22:54:12

This used to drive absolutely loopy when I'd be on my lunchbreak and needing to buy food. It's so stupid, it is obviously lunchtime, there will obviously be people trying to buy food for said lunchbreak, and obviously they would quite like to buy it in time to eat it before their lunchbreak is over. So why, of all the times of the day, choose that time to piss about at a checkout??

MinnieBar Sat 06-Oct-12 23:00:42

I went to Lidl for the first time recently and I didn't know they don't take credit cards.

I tried to pay with American Express blush

Frontpaw Sat 06-Oct-12 23:10:37

People on buses. Why does the person in front of me get on the bus before lookimg for their Oyster card? Then when theu do find it, its out of money and they refuse to believe it and a mexicam stand off with the driver to get a free trip.

And tourists... I usually read up on such boring things as travel before I go abroad. Besides, all the stops have signs telling you to but a ticket before you get on the bus. But noooooo, they decide to get on and try to pay with a £50 note.

sashh Sun 07-Oct-12 07:29:09

Can I just add, the people who will not push their trolly through. They unload at the end of the conveyer and then stand there watching their shopping disapear into the distance, and there is a mile of conveyer behind (OK I might be exagerating) but I can't start to put things on because of the idiot incapable of walkin a few steps with your trolly.

zlist Sun 07-Oct-12 07:43:00

I was collecting a parcel from the delivery office last week, no one there when I arrived and I was getting my ID out before ringing the bell. A woman turned up then and I moved away from the counter so she could go ahead. A few seconds later I had my ID ready and got behind her. When the postal worker arrived at the desk I was fuming to discover that not only did this woman not have her ID ready she didn't have any and thought it was ok to keep me waiting ages whilst she attempted to argue about the lack of ID and getting her parcel!

gettingeasier Sun 07-Oct-12 07:58:24

Amex in Lidl grin

I love getting locked into a competition with the checkout person in Aldi , I will keep up with the flying groceries grin

YANBU about people messing around looking for purses etc or being slow but I stand and count in my head or something because I think we should probably be more patient and tolerant.

The exception to this is the parents who want to let their little darlings to be involved with every stage at the checkout " Do you want to put the card in for Mummy Perseus " ffs

MorrisZapp Sun 07-Oct-12 08:17:50

This is all just kid's stuff. A paddling pool of faff.

To fully experience rage inducing timewasters, you need to enter the hell that is the advance ticket office at the train station.

AAAAARRRRGGHHHHHH you old fucker! Do you even know where you want to go? Or have a vague idea of when? I'm dying here. Actually dying.

It's the ones who go up to the counter, dump a huge pile of books and papers including a five year diary and a wartime map of the Cotswolds, breathe deeply and say 'right then' who make me weep.

I've arranged house purchases and hospital admissions in less time than these utter cunts take to buy a single off peak to York.

Stop. Pissing. About.

gettingeasier Sun 07-Oct-12 08:24:06

Yes I was thinking the purse rummagers (sp) are the most annoying in the queue to buy a train ticket when your train is minutes away

redexpat Sun 07-Oct-12 08:24:20

I once worked as a bar maid at a racing festival. It was at least 3 deep at the bar all day. You'd go over to a customer - yes sir? or what'll it be? or what can I get you? and only then would they turn round to their group of 10 mates and say 'right lads what you avin? Then they would watch you pour 10 pints. Then wait for you to add it up, and only then would they start searching for their wallet.

RikersBeard Sun 07-Oct-12 08:30:10


Traffic lights. If everybody was actually ready to move when it was their turn, about double the number of cars could move through. If you see the lights go green, stop fiddling with your radio, put your lipgloss away, put your car in gear (or at least your hand on the gearstick) and be ready to move when the person in front does. Please.

MorrisZapp Sun 07-Oct-12 08:34:25

My step mum refuses point blank to look at menus in restaurants. Then when the waiter pitches up she ignores him until the rest of us have ordered then looks as surprised as if he'd turned up in her bedroom.

Then she begins to look for her specs. The whole scenario plays out again when the food arrives. She blanks it until the entire table is joined in a chorus of 'chicken with ginger and spring onion?', at which point she 'wakes up' in cartoon fashion and says oh I think that's for me.

It is unbearable.

CondoleezzaRiceKrispies Sun 07-Oct-12 08:47:57

Surely at the airport, if there's a limit to what you can achieve in the queue, you then do you organising where you pick up the trays, whilst telling people to go past you?

mrsminerva Sun 07-Oct-12 09:07:29

I hate people who just.... stop......

At the top of escalators. Don't they knop there is nowhere for those following to go apart from into them? Surely these people must have single digit IQs?

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