I honestly don’t know how to categorize this story, but here we go. This happened about two years ago.
I work for one of the major film studios. All of the studios offer a tour of the lot which are extremely popular – so much so that the studio that I work for, offers one every hour. On the tour, you get to visit sets, hear stories of the history of the studio or different productions, you might even get to see someone famous. Anytime I have friends or family come in from out of town, I usually send them on the tour.
One of the buildings that I work in has a coffee shop in the lobby and is understandably popular with the employees usually just before office hours. I always stopped in before I went to my desk, but on one particular morning, I was standing in a line that consisted of myself and one other person, when I saw just right outside the front doors, a swarm of people heading our direction. Most of them were women and they were all wearing sashes stating what state they were from and they were all extremely made up, with a crown pin on their lapels, obviously pageant contestants. They were being herded in by a man who directed them to the line and were told, “Just cut in front of these people ladies so we can get to the tour.”
And they did – 50 grown women in suits and high heels, plus handlers, who had no problem shoving themselves in front of me and the person in front of me who were waiting to order. I was absolutely horrified. Thankfully, the girl behind the counter knew what we wanted and slipped it to us on the side so we didn’t have to wait behind 50 rude Miss Congenialities in the making. 1018-10