This morning, one woman was so blatantly cutting in front of me that I just had to say something. Usually, cutters like to swoop in from the side as the door opens...I generally just sense where they're swooping in from and block their way by swaying my body and work bag from left to right.
However, this woman was ridiculously rude. I was the first in line at this particular boarding zone (the black paint area along the yellow strip on the boarding platform), and standing behind the yellow paint like we are supposed to do. I was no more than two inches behind the yellow zone and this woman walks up the stairs, looks around and stands IN FRONT of me right ON TOP of the black paint boarding area. Aside from the fact that is dangerously close to the train tracks, she pretty much shoved herself in front of me in such an uncomfortably close distance as if she's doing that just to push me back.
I stood next to her to see what she would do. She just pretended she didn't see me and moved forward a couple steps more....she was 3 inches from the train tracks!
I had to say something-- she was being ridiculous! By then, there were other people lining up behind me. I decided to say, "Excuse me, can you get in line?"
She gave me a very dirty look and grabbed her bags and went to the back of the line. But the story does not end here!!! When the train came, the door opened, she cut across everyone else in line and walked in front of me. I just could not let this go- what the hell did she think she was doing? She had to get a seat that bad??? I walked even faster into the train and cut her off. There were two seats left- I took one, and another woman took the other as this rude cutting woman was too late in her effort to grab the other empty seat after I took "hers".
Ridiculous and petty little story...I know...but people are so petty and rude sometimes that you just have to fight back and let them get a taste of their own medicine.
"Small Victory!!" Good for you, sometimes people just need to be put in their place.
Excellent. I have to confess I recently (unknowingly) cut in a non-BART related line. When I realized my mistake, I went to the back. I was just clueless because it was a place where there is usually never a queue.
at least you were good enough to realize the innocent mistake and went back in line. most people wouldn't even do that! good for you!
good show for standing up for yourself and everyone else in that line. the only thing that might have made it better would have been if everyone in the line had also spoken up in some way ... a line does not exist just so others can walk up and cut in wherever they please.
Hahaha - way to go bartmusings! I hate people like that.
You go girl! I do exactly the same thing, i.e., the subtle body movement to cut someone off, the rush to get on ahead of the cutter, etc.
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