I just went to the car wash to get my morning cup of coffee. And as I was headed towards the cash register, this woman walked in the front door, maybe slightly ahead of me (it was very close). But I used my long legs to stride ahead of her (you know how I HATE waiting in line).
But as I’m standing there waiting in line I started to feel like an ass. So I turned and gestured to the woman behind me that she could go ahead of me if she thought she was there first.
But what surprised me was her reaction. She shook her head no, it was OK. But she had this big, grateful smile on her face. It gave me the impression that she had had a lot of experience over the years with bigger, stronger, more aggressive men cutting in front of her in the lines of life. And that she appreciated this small gesture.
Or maybe she was just smiling because I looked goofy or something. You never really know in this life.
I was just walking down the alley to get a delicious ham’n’swiss sandwich at CHEESE ‘N’ STUFF. And i was about 20 feet from the front door, when I noticed 2 guys walking down the alley coming from the opposite direction. And they were about 20 feet from the front door, too.
And I just had a hunch that they were also headed towards CHEESE ‘N’ STUFF. And as it was, we were both timed to reach the front door at the exact same time.
So I put a little extra bounce in my step. And I made it into the door a half-step ahead of them. Sure enough, they were also headed into the store. As I ordered my sandwich I could feel their presence behind me, glaring at the back of my head as they waited on line. I’m sure they wanted to kill me.
Now technically I hadn’t cut in line ahead of them. But I had made an extra effort to beat them to the spot. And if some bum had pulled that shit on me, I would have wanted to kill them, too. Ha ha.
Too bad. To the victor goes the spoils!!