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A fluthers guide on ; How to deal with queue jumpers?

Asked by ucme (39487 points ) December 22nd, 2009

I know it sounds petty & trivial but these people need telling at the very least.

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erichw1504's avatar

1. Step back.
2. Wind up.
3. Punch them in the throat.
4. ???
5. Profit

richardhenry's avatar

Oh man, I never ever put up with that shit. I’ll usually say something along the lines of:

“The back of the queue is over there.” (Points to the back of the queue.) “Just thought you should know.”

If they ignore that I’ll add:

“I also think you should go to the back of the queue.”

Make sure you say it loudly so that people are encouraged to back you up.

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erichw1504's avatar

@richardhenry And if they ignore that?

richardhenry's avatar

@erichw1504 Hm, I’ve never had anyone ignore that. I’ve no idea. I guess it depends how big they are.

erichw1504's avatar

@Kelly_Obrien No, queue is the long version of the fictional character, Q, in the James Bond novels and films.

Pseudonym's avatar

@Kelly_Obrien If you’re serious, a queue is the British word for a line (that you wait in)

Sarcasm's avatar

Queue is a word Americans use too, just not in the same exact manner that Brits do.

faye's avatar

If you say something loud enough, people around you will say it, too, as @richardhenry said. They’ve all been standing there, too.

Michael's avatar

Also, fun fact about the word queue: it’s the only word in the English language that you can remove the last letter from the end of the word repeatedly, and the pronunciation stays the same. Witness:

queue
queu
que
qu
q

All pronounced the same way. Cool.

csimme01's avatar

Grab them by the arm and , while leading them to the back of the line, say as loud as you can in a deep superhero voice “You must go to the end of the line, resistance is useless because my power is beyond your understanding” They won’t know what to do because.
A: They know they were wrong in the first place
B: They will think you are crazy and won’t want to mess with you.

hearkat's avatar

I’ve been known to say, “I guess someone skipped Kindergarten, because that’s where the rest of us learned to wait our turn.”

Kelly_Obrien's avatar

@pseudonym So that’s what that line means in the Who song, Magic Bus:

“Every day I get in the queue
To get on the bus that takes me to you
I’m so nervous, I just sit and smile
Your house is only another mile…”

Always wondered what the heck they meant.

Pseudonym's avatar

@Kelly_Obrien Speaking of the Who, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are doing the halftime show for Superbowl 2010

Kelly_Obrien's avatar

@Pseudonym That should be a wild show, although they are getting a little long in the tooth!

Kelly_Obrien's avatar

LOL…Poor guy really lost it. I remember going to the Quadrophenia concert at the Forum in ‘73 or ‘74.
Keith Moon was in his prime…heck, they all were

Check out the second song, “Helpless Dancer.”
Starting at approx. 4:30

Pseudonym's avatar

@Kelly_Obrien And to think that a conversation about one of the greatest rock bands in history began by discussing British dialect. Ah, Fluther. You work miracles.

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