Published: March 1, 2008 at 10:33 AM
Great topic! I didn't vote, though. Would have chosen "Silently curse them", but I don't do it silently. I agree with Larry about starting a fuss. Once someone grows a pair and tells them off, everyone joins in the chirp-fest.
Great example. When Expedition Everest allows the line in the morning to pour out into Asia (before opening up the internal lines), there's one spot where it's easy to cut in. Since the line appeared monstrous, people were cutting in every few minutes. Nobody seemed to be doing anything, besides grumbling to themselves, until I had seen enough and, um, flipped off a couple who cut in. After that, the throng of people surrounding the couple began chirping them. The couple just stood there, staring at their feet, taking the abuse. No matter how much time it saved them, I'm sure it wasn't worth it.
Now, when it comes to people rejoining their group in line, I don't mind. I sometimes save spots for people, but only if we're still in view to the general public and the group can cross the line without cutting through throngs of people.