28. It Was Priceless
On vacation, my boyfriend and I stop at the Louvre. There is a lineup at the little cafe/snack bar. They have those standing barriers with ropes to guide the line-up, but the ropes aren’t pulled across because people are grownups and can see that it’s just a single line down one side of the front display.
Cue a group of young girls in blinged-out clothes, deciding they don’t have time to stand in line. They go to the front and stand behind the person currently paying. They pretend to be oblivious to the 4-5 other people in line now giving them nasty stares.
I am not in line, but I see their little act. So I go along and start hooking up the ropes. The girls are gossiping together and ignoring everyone else around them because hey, what do they care, right? So they don’t notice when I move the barrier just a smidge forward… and hook up the rope in front of them.
The look on their faces when they turn around to order their coffees and find themselves quite obviously outside the queue was just… soooo priceless.
Huffing and puffing, they had to totter their high-heeled selves to the back of the (now much longer) line-up.