Friday, October 29, 2010

Jedi Mind Trick on the line for the Hampton Jitney

I was standing in line for the Hampton Jitney, I was first in line with about 12 people behind me.

A woman came up to me and said, "Is this the front of the line or the back of the line?"

I replied "This is the front of the line" and then she quickly added "or does it not matter" and she stood in front of me, making herself first in line.

I was quite impressed with her quick thinking. I will have to use that line myself, next time I want to make sure I get a seat before anyone else.

-MW

6 comments:

  1. I hope you said "excuse me, it does matter, this is the FRONT of the line." I can't believe the nerve of people. We were in a line of about 100 people at customs in an airport once, 2 men cut the line about 4 or 5 people in front of us. Everyone was telling them to get in the back, they laughed, for the full hour it took to get up to the front people were very angry, calling them names, telling them to get in back. My husband waited till they put their bags on the counter and said to the customs people "these men cut in front of the line, they should go to the back like the rest of us did." By now the line had another 100 or so people on it and the customs officers sent them to the back. It was so wonderful.

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  2. I run into this with Lotto people all the time. For some reason people think that if they are purchasing 1000.00 worth of Lotto tickets they can just come to the front of the line.

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  3. "or does it not matter?" I would have responded, "I don't know, why don't you ask these 12 people?"

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  4. I hate that. I work in an elementary school, and if a child tries that, the rest of the line shrieks: He/she's CUTTING! Make him/her go back! and the yelling doesn't stop until the cutter is sent or goes back to the end of the line.

    Me, I would have said, IT DOES MATTER, SO GO TO THE END OF THE LINE AND WAIT LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. LOUDLY.

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  5. Cracks me up! The genius of that lady's mindset.

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  6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmPszXlvpDM&feature=related

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