Cutting the Line is Okay

by Spencer LaVine, Staff Writer

If you cut the line, you might possibly be an entitled jerk. However, there are many instances in which cutting the line is perfectly okay.

For example, the lunch line in Glen Rock High School can be long and pointless for one to get in. If I’m just grabbing a sandwich, I am not inconveniencing the people that are waiting to order. This action is one that many people do often, and I don’t believe it should be viewed as a bad thing.

More importantly, I believe that it is acceptable to let people cut in front of you, when possible or convenient. If one has an emergency and you have time on your hands, allow them to move ahead of you. If a person has small children with them, lighten their load and do everyone a favor by allowing them to cut you in line.

Of course if everyone cut the line, then cutting the line itself would become inane.

Everyone is always talking about ‘the real world’, and cutting the line falls right into that category. It is sometimes about putting yourself in the best situation, as well as not allowing anyone else to take advantage of you. However, I agree that cutting the line without asking anyone is not right, because no one likes being intruded upon without so much as a request.