I was looking through a rail of clothes at a local charity shop this afternoon. A woman walked up to me, said "excuse me", and then without giving me even a nanosecond to move (which i would have done) forcefully shoved me aside to get past me. Not just a gentle push but a shove.
Now, I'm not from the UK so maybe this is normal behaviour and I'm just not aware of it. But I found this very rude and, after checking that she hadn't been trying to distract me in order to pickpocket me, gave her a dirty look.
The woman turned to her friend and commented that I had given her a nasty look so I spoke up and said she had pushed me quite hard. She responded "but I said excuse me!" and then turned back to her friend to say how rude people are in this village (meaning me!).
While I wouldn't want to start Australia bashing, this us of "excuse me" is the norm here, and really gets on my tits. Without the please it sounds like an order, not a request. It's not followed by pushing, but sounds so colossally rude.