Saturday, December 19, 2020

Cutting in Line: Only Bullies, Dweebs and the Wealthy Do It

It starts early in our lives

Learning line etiquette in grade school is one of our many introductions on how to behave in a civilized society.

You don't cut in line. Clear as crystal right?

Not so fast 

I can remember a bully in our third grade class who always made a big show of cutting in front of lines. It seemed like he had this power to elude a teacher's attention while being a shithead.

Karma caught up with him one day when he cut in line right in front of the tallest girl in school. The bully got his ass kicked by a GIRL and swore off cutting before she released him from a stranglehold.

Sometimes, in the course of shopping or waiting in lines at theatres dweebs try to cut in front of you and pretend they don't know what they just did.

Called on it, they try to laugh it off as a mistake and slink away.

Some lines are more important than others.

Some lines can be a matter of life and death.

As a limited amount of vaccine to fight COVID-19 is available right now it needs to go to front line workers in hospitals and emergency services (fire and ambulance).

There are some exceptions however. Politicians high up on the political hierarchy are getting the vaccine for national security purposes.

Each state decides who will be prioritized to get the this first batch of vaccine.

While the nation continues to see record levels of new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths, wealthy patients in Southern California are offering to pay top dollar to cut the line and be among the first to get vaccinated. 

Doctors are reporting wealthy patients offering to donate up to $25,000 to the hospital in exchange for an early shot. Who knows how many celebs got away with this scheme to cheat average Americans?

I don't like bullies. I scorn dweebs, but when it comes to entitled assholes with money who think they can buy their way through life, I get real disgusted. Some things never change.

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