I'm going to vent, then let it go. I didn't expect to run into a SS in communion line today.
BG: We have a large parish, about 3,000 families with 5 Masses on a weekend. They are always full. We have a large vestibule with pews and chairs where spill over sits. Some Sundays there will be 100 people sitting or standing in that area. When my claustrophobia is kicking in I will often sit in the vestibule.
There are 4 lines for receiving communuin, 2 in the center, 1 on the far left aisle and 1 on the far right aisle. When we line up for communion the people in the vestibule go to one of these far aisles.
Today was crowded of course being Passion (Palm) Sunday. When it was time to line up I was the first person from the vestibule on my side. The pews on that side, inside the church were still lining up. I stood a few feet behind the usher so that when he stepped back he I wouldn't be in his way. There are people starting to line up behind me.
An older man comes around the line and steps in front of me. Uh, okay. Strange. We tend to be an orderly bunch, even in the parking lot. He then taps the usher and tells him he needs to move. The usher explains that the last pew hasn't lined up yet. The man responds, "I'm going around you then." He steps around the usher and heads to the aisle. By this time the last pew has lined up and the man has saved 0 seconds.
I follow him up the aisle. He receives the bread and passes by the communion cup, just as I'm stepping up to receive the cup the man turns around, comes back to the cup and drinks all the wine and rushes down the aisle. I'm thinking, 'Wow he must have someplace to get to.' No, he's there in the vestibule in one of the pews, hangs about after Mass in no hurry.
If it had been one of these things I wouldn't have thought much about it, but all together it's strikes me as SS.