For those who may not know, a Mongolian BBQ is an Asian restaurant where there is a buffet table of raw ingredients one might want in a stir fry. One fills a plate/bowl with one's choices, and at the end of the buffet, one hands it to the cook, who puts it on a grill and stir-fries it for you. Typically, it is much faster to select one's ingredients than it is to cook them, so if one is at the end of the line, one might have to wait 10 minutes or so to be given one's cooked food.
Situation: Customer A is going down the line. He is putting a variety of ingredients on his plate, and taking time to select just what he wants. However, he is not dawdling over his choices. Customer B comes hurrying up to the buffet, quickly tosses a couple of things on his plate, goes around Customer A, and hands his plate to the cook first. A reaches the end of the line about 30 seconds after B.
If this were a cooked-food buffet, there wouldn't be a question- of course a person is not obliged to walk past every single food item. But in this case, B wasn't just walking away from food items he didn't want, he was getting to the end of the line ahead of A, so that his food would be cooked first, even though A was there first.
So settle a debate, please, Ehellions: Was B rude?