Do Pregnant Women Have A Right To Jump Queues?
It is getting late and the mall will soon be closed, people are in a hurry, everyone quickly picking what they want to buy from the shelves to join the long queue. It is a long queue but the ladies at the till are moving slow.
A pregnant woman walks majestically from the end of the store, past the long queue and goes right to the front.The man in front says to her, ” madam, you need to join the queue”, the pregnant woman replied pointing to her bulging tummy, “can’t you see?”
The man keeps quiet, everyone keeps quiet, the woman stays at the front of the queue.
Her husband and a lady, probably her sister, comes with baskets full of items and add it to the pregnant woman’s trolley, the husband goes back to pick more items.
A man talks, ”excuse me madam, your husband and your sister can join the queue with their goods, they are not pregnant”
A young lady talks too, “I am two weeks pregnant too and I am not jumping the queue, you should join the queue like everyone else”.
Another woman talks, “I have few days old baby crying and needing my attention, yet I am not jumping the queue”
Everyone talks, “We all have excuses to jump the queue but we are not”
The pregnant woman is angry and threatens, “I will drop all these items and walk away if they don’t serve me first”.
Everyone replies, “so what? Who cares?”
She turns to the lady at the till, the lady at the till says, ”sorry maam, you have to join the queue”.
The pregnant woman drops everything and walks away with her sister and husband shouting and cursing.
Some people think what she did was wrong and inappropriate, some people think her pregnancy gives her the right to be attended to first. I think if she wanted to jump the queue she should have been polite about it, no one owes her anything.
What do you think?
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