I’m cutting the line. It’s OK, I’m illegally parked.

Posted Monday, December 24, 2012

It is no secret to natives that there are many New Yorkers who are self centered and rude – who see others not in terms of what they can do for them, but in terms of how others can make their own lives easier.

A customer walks in and interrupts one of our regular customer who is being checked out, so he can be checked out first. His justification for wanting the receptionist to push the customer in front of him aside? He’s ILLEGALLY PARKED!

Let’s make sure I didn’t miss anything. The respectful person who was here first, should be pushed to the back of the line, to accommodate the rude person who is breaking the law? So he can not get in trouble for breaking the law?

I have a 20-30 minute commute to work. Whether it’s 20 or 30 minutes often depends on how many times I have to stop and wheel my bike around selfish assholes who park in bike lanes so they don’t have to find legal parking while walking into a store. This is most definitely the wrong place to use that excuse to garner sympathy for your inconsiderate request.

Needless to say, we finished checking out the first customer before dealing with him. I don’t believe in the whole squeaky wheel gets the grease thing; I believe the squeaky wheel should get to the back of the got damn line. :-)