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Lunch Line Trauma

June 3, 2008

We have all been there; standing in the lunch line downstairs.  We have patiently waited in the line to order our food, courteously given the gentlemen behind the counter our order and then obediently taken our place in the line to pay.  Then, out of nowhere someone decides to make two lines.  Two lines?  You didn’t know there could be two lines.  And now, some slacker who should have been 3 people behind you is 2 people in front of you in the “second” line!

Without warning a sense of indignation swells up within your soul.  You want to say something but nothing comes out.  You don’t want to cause a scene, after all, these people all work in your building and there is a good chance you could see them again.  You don’t want the scarlet letter of lunch line etiquette permanently attached to your face. 

In a desperate attempt to make sense of what has just happened you try to make eye contact with the victims in front of and behind you; but no luck.  You finally make it to the head of your line feeling bewildered, lost and unsure of how to carry on.  Who were these Second Line Makers and where did they come from?

You head back to your desk, feeling defeated and irked by the sneaking suspicion that these are the same people who park in handicapped spaces and fake a limp.

 

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 3, 2008 7:26 pm

    Jerks!! Line splitters are the WORST.

    But what were you doing at Alonti? It’s not taco salad day yet!

  2. Tom permalink
    June 4, 2008 11:22 am

    Well, the good news is it wasn’t Heather or Mallory who started that second line!

  3. Cindy permalink
    June 5, 2008 2:14 am

    Mammers would have said something!

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