to think this woman was rude for swearing and barging by me?

(176 Posts)
thelifeofamber Mon 28-Dec-15 18:09:00

People queuing up to go down the escalator, I checked my phone but the queue moved much faster than I thought.

I stopped at the top to put my phone back and the woman behind muttered for fuck sake and barged by me and went down the escalator.

I was wrong to hold her up but surely she didn't have to be that rude?

StillStayingClassySanDiego Mon 28-Dec-15 18:10:42

People are so much ruder and impatient these days.

Forget it, I doubt she has given you a thought.

hesterton Mon 28-Dec-15 18:11:04

It's very annoying when people chose such a location as that to faff.

WorraLiberty Mon 28-Dec-15 18:11:44

She didn't have to be rude but you didn't have to be rude either, by choosing to check your phone right there.

Salmotrutta Mon 28-Dec-15 18:12:08

Put it behind you and move on.

I don't like people dawdling in doorways/stairways/escalators either...

Hi5Hello Mon 28-Dec-15 18:13:15

She could have been polite

BUT you were down right dangerous

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 28-Dec-15 18:13:30

How was she any ruder than you though? You stopped at the top/bottom of an escalator to put your phone in your bag, blocking the exit, which is potentially dangerous.

Being so utterly oblivious to your surroundings like that is worse than a muttered "for fucks sake".

WorraLiberty Mon 28-Dec-15 18:14:55

I was queuing in the bank the other day and the woman in front of me was on her phone.

When it was her turn to be served, she shoved her card at the cashier and muttered something, while continuing her phone conversation.

I was just thinking how rude but sadly very common this has become, when the cashier smiled firmly and said, "Would you like to stand to one side while you finish your conversation, so I can serve the person behind you".

Never saw someone hang up so quickly! fgrin

Mrsmorton Mon 28-Dec-15 18:19:20

You can't just stop at the top of an escalator! Sometimes the number of people behind make it impossible to not barge into the inconsiderate twat who has stopped to do something that could have waited for 10 sec.

See also wheely suitcases at Victoria and not getting your oyster ready until you're already blocking the ticket gate.

TheBunnyOfDoom Mon 28-Dec-15 18:21:59

What a ridiculous place to stop!

BanningTheWordNaice Mon 28-Dec-15 18:23:00

She might not have purposely barged into you but have expected you to move and gone into you then. I agree no need for her to be rude but the number of people who don't look where they're going because they're on their phones is also rude.

ghnocci Mon 28-Dec-15 18:29:59

No, Ywbu for standing still at the top of an escalator checking your phone. People like that who have no awareness of the world around them are massively irritating. I think her reaction was fine tbh.

alltouchedout Mon 28-Dec-15 18:30:25

She was rude and a tit. I get v fed up with people dawdling in my way when u am rushing, but I don't push them and swear (unless in retaliation. One part of my journey home from work is often a bit... interesting.).

Jackie0 Mon 28-Dec-15 18:33:35

Escalators need your full attention yabu

FlatOnTheHill Mon 28-Dec-15 18:33:47

OP you were not wrong to hold her up. What for about 5 seconds confused
Her saying ffs seems the norm now days.

ThisIsStartingToBoreMe Mon 28-Dec-15 18:35:26

You were the unreasonable one. I bet you live in the countryside and don't go on escalators much grin

FlatOnTheHill Mon 28-Dec-15 18:35:58

Worra
How was she rude checking her phone whilst in a queue? confused
She was looking at her phone and did not realise the queue had moved.
Do you consider that rude?

WorraLiberty Mon 28-Dec-15 18:37:43

What I consider rude is finding yourself at the top of an escalator and holding people up, to put your phone away.

She should have either waited until she got to the bottom, or just stood to one side.

Sparklingbrook Mon 28-Dec-15 18:42:57

I agree with Worra.

Just put your phone away til you get off the escalator.

I am glad I didn't go to the shops today if there are actual queues for the escalators. shock

emotionsecho Mon 28-Dec-15 18:43:31

Was it really necessary to check your phone? I don't understand why people can't just queue, what's so important/urgent that requires constant monitoring of your phone?

Nydj Mon 28-Dec-15 18:43:39

could you not have held onto your mobile until you were on the escalators and then put it away once you were meant to be standing still?

Sparklingbrook Mon 28-Dec-15 18:44:34

Perhaps there's an 'Escalator App' emotions. Tells you when to step on and get off.....

FlatOnTheHill Mon 28-Dec-15 18:45:41

If people had more patience, calmed down and did not consider every minor thing rude the would be a calmer place. Some funny ones on here confused

Idefix Mon 28-Dec-15 18:49:13

I guess the woman did not need to swear or barge past you but you op were inconsiderate and dangerous in your use of your phone in this situation. I think it is a kind of rudeness to be so inconsiderate of others.

FlatOnTheHill Mon 28-Dec-15 18:49:20

Meant to say world would be a better place

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