Today I was in line at Subway. It was lunch time and there were maybe 15 people in line. The line was moving at a good clip.
When I was third to last in the line, a woman of about 60 walked up and asked the woman in front of me in line if she could cut. She said she was running late. Somewhat to my surprise, the person in front of me said yes.
The cut-ahead lady then asked the next people up in line if she could cut past them. They said no.
When up at the sandwich line, the cut-ahead lady used the word “want” a lot. I’ve come to note use of this word as a mark of a vulgar person. She said, ”I want a turkey sandwich.” Or, “I want lettuce.”
The right way to say it is “May I please have a turkey sandwich?” Or, “lettuce please.”
“Want” is a vulgar term. As is the word “need.” As in “I need a turkey sandwich.” Starving people need food. You don’t “need” a turkey sandwich when you had breakfast a few hours ago and have every reason to expect dinner at the end of the day.
After her sandwich was made, the cut-ahead lady did not thank the person who made the sandwich. She just paid up and left.
This was a very rude and vulgar person. I hope she is a regular reader of this blog so she can realize the error of her ways. There is no reason to use words such as “want” and “need” when we have the option of saying “may I please have.”
I am tired of people’s poor behavior and I have a blog available to me here to express this feeling.