Well actually that’s me and a lot of … well … British people! What sparked me off writing this is queues! Oh dear lord how we love a queue. Never mind a crowd attracting a crowd, I’m talking a queue attracting a queue! Now when we approach, or get remotely near our destination, and we see a queue we join it. Instinctively. And have you noticed that not many people ever attempt to jump the queue, and if anyone does… Oh lordy the looks! If looks could kill!
Each night I get off the train and walk to the bus stop. Now there’s seats at this bus stop but a severe lack of people sitting on them. And what I’ve noticed is that 5 people could be standing under the bus shelter to start with, and by the time a bus arrives there’s a army worth of people that have formed a queue, a single file queue I hasten to add. Even if it’s raining, the majority stand in the pouring rain rather than huddle and break The Queue etiquette.
Just one of the crazy things us Brits do!