Feb 8, 2011, 4:14 PM
Post #1 of 13
Last week, about the second I arrived, I took the combi to Chalco with my friend`s 10 yr old grandson. We went to the Bodega Aurrera to do a little shopping, and got in line to pay. We only had 3 items. About 6 other people quickly lined up behind us. As we are waiting in line, a woman walks up pushing a cart with probably 20 items in it. Evidently her friend is ahead of us with HER basket. So the woman behind me start pushing forward with her basket, like she wants to get in front of me. I looked at her, stared a few seconds, but she wouldn`t even look at me - just kept pushing in, until Carlos was backed up against the end cap on one side, and I was on the other side.
I am a pretty patient person, I think, and pretty tolerant. But once I reach my boiling point, I really get pissed. And I don`t like seeing people being taken advantage of, especially me!!
Finally, I looked right at her and said, "What are you doing? Que haces?" She just gave me a stupid look. I said, I have 3 things and you want to get ahead of me?. She wasn`t backing off, and I thought to myself that I did not want to get into trouble my second day in Mexico. I thought, get over it - let it go. So I took our 3 items, laid them down on the endcap, and said, "let`s go!" The people in line behind us just stood there, staring, not seeming to care that this woman was cutting ahead of everyone. We started to leave, when I remembered we had a bag with other purchases that we had to leave up front while we were shopping. And there were about 15 people in that line waiting to get their bags. So I stood there and fumed for another 10 minutes till I got my bag. I couldn`t wait to get out of there! Good thing I had a cigarette in my purse.
I guess this is common that friends let people cut in line with them, but it still pisses me off!
I went to the same store with my friend`s daughter the other day, and SHE cut in front of another woman to talk to her friend in line. I was embarrassed, because I just don`t do this and i hate it when other people do. I gave her money towards the groceries and told her I would wait outside. I was going to try to quit smoking, but it may be the only thing that keeps the police from hauling me away one day!!! HA HA Good excuse, huh?