Mr. McFizz told me this story today, asking me if I thought he was in the wrong. I told him I'd post it here:
He was at the supermarket this morning buying a basket of food. About ten items. It was not very crowded but not totally empty, so he got on line behind another guy who was having his food scanned.
A middle-aged women then came up behind him with one item and said, "Can I go in front of you? I just have the one item."
Mr. McFizz said, "I don't have much. I won't be long." And wouldn't allow her in front of him.
The woman apparently got all snippy and said, "Well, gee, thanks for nothing."
My first response was: Why didn't she just use the self checkout line, which is almost always empty?
My second response: He probably should have let her go ahead of him, but her being a bitch about it is worse than his refusal. My opinion is that the person complaining about someone being discourteous is often more discourteous than the original offender.