I had forgotten to buy bread yesterday, so I had to go out for lunch today. I came to Godt Brød seeing the line of people in disarray. Usually people form an almost military line in there, queueing up for take away, cappucchino or just bread. I knew where my place was (at the very end) but I got a bit frustrated with the woman in front of me. Everyone else managed to get neatly in line when they realized they were too many to be served in a friendly respectful manner but she stood there, almost to the left of me, behind the woman in front of her (but not next to the counter, as is the custom). This irritated me for a few reasons, firstly, people could start believing that there was two lines, one behind her, and therefore attempt to sneak in front of me, and secondly, I was terribly hungry, making the idea of someone getting food before me unbearable, untolerable and a reason to declare a local jihad. The woman in front closed ranks and I thought no more of it, or her (she performed some more minor irritating acts later, but nothing worth mentioning).
Then another middle aged woman comes in, sees the queue, looks like she will try to take my place, I look at her thinking something like “oh, no, don’t even THINK about it” and her face goes a bit stern and she goes to the end of the line. Good, I’m hungry. I will obey the rules but I will not hesitate to tell you if you try to get food before me. It will NOT happen. Then some other woman enters, the same age, fiftyish, dark hair, she places herself BEHIND me. This is not in line, I care not for her, my place and my food is secured, but I am really amazed that the women who was next in line never said anything. This annoying bitch managed to jump the whole queue and noone said anything. Noone.
It’s not very amazing that people break the rules when they get away with it. People, enforce your rights, don’t expect others to protect you.