Friday, July 25, 2008

Elevator Etiquette

I think we all know the proper Elevator Etiquette. You enter the elevator, push your floor button, and immediately turn to face the front. Simple. Effective. Understandable in any language.

Doesn't the same thing apply when standing in line?
If it doesn't, I think it should.

Today I went to Starbucks, to begin my day with a little Nectar of the Gods. [Grande Soy Latte....mmmmmm]

Of course there was a line. But hey, I'm on vaca, right? I'm in no hurry. I'm relaxed. I'm calm. I'm mellow. I'm in THE ZONE, dudes and dudettes. The Vacation Zone.

BUT ... the creep gentleman in line in front of me stood with his back to the counter, facing me, the entire time he was in line.

What is UP with that? Now, it probably sounds like no big deal. But my personal space was invaded! It's one thing to be this close to the back of a stranger's shirt...but when they are turned around, and your head is under their chin and your nose is practically on their tie, it's WEIRD.

I'm not sure what was up with his reverse position thing. Maybe he was trying to keep an eye on his Mercedes in the parking lot...I don't know. We never made eye contact.

But I felt like he should have bought me dinner first.

5 comments:

noble pig said...

Okay that's seriously weird. WTH? Did he look over your head or right into your eyes.

Melisa said...

You should have leaned in and kissed him. Okay, not really. But if you were single, you could have. :)

RiverPoet said...

Grande soy latte is my DOC, too, Kathy. Imagine that!

I don't know what to tell you about the poor manners on Starbucks Man. I think I might have been tempted to adjust his tie or something. Or maybe I would have followed the trend and turned my back to him?

Weird.

Peace - D

MoziEsmé said...

Definitely a breach of etiquette!

Hope your cold is gone soon.

Tee said...

Oh no! I can't stand people that get in MY space. When I grocery shop I always keep the buggy (the cart) between me and the person behind me. Buggy is a southern term. BTW, should I address you at Kit from now on? LOL! I read your comment over at June's.