This isn't directed at anyone here, just some in-general observations and a recent experience of mine.
I was at the grocery store today and their self checkout lanes were down, so of course the registers that were going had long lines and people were patient about it given the obvious problems the place was having with its systems.
I had three items and was in the express lane, behind two other people and with four others behind me when a woman with a loaded shopping cart came from the other direction and blithely tried to insert herself into the line -- ahead of me. I politely excused myself and pointed out the the line for this register started back there. I got a look of surprise, anger and she answered. "EXCUSE ME. Go ahead if you want." So I did. Sadly, no one else in the line said anything and she was right behind me in that line when I got checked out.
When did simple common courtesy become something that people feel they can ignore and get away with it? Since I am the one in the family who does the shopping for just about everything, I've seen this kind of behavior before. Too many times.
I suppose the point of this is that if people allow others to get away with that (I was raised in a different, time, I know that and was taught that being polite was expected of me and that I should naturally others to return the favor.) The people who do that believe they can get away with it and suffer no censure at all.
If more people just had the nerve to do what I did today, I think that type of behavior might stop happening so often.
To be fair, I've also seen people who allow someone in line ahead of them because of the small number of items they have, or there were children with them.
Those are the ones who at least let me hope that common decency and courtesy isn't lost.
Okay, rant over and I'll return to your normal programming.