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Cutting in line; a classic

Budging. A pet peeve for many, so why in the world do people do it?! There are many realistic reasons that people feel it is okay to budge in lines. Obviously the first reason is grade status, most people think that the word senior means a free pass to do whatever they want. This is NOT okay. There are also people who feel entitled to cut because they’re boyfriend or girlfriend is a senior so association allows them. It is not okay for anyone to cut in front of another person especially because they just don’t want to be patient and wait their turn.

Homecoming was a prime example of this issue. Waiting in line to have a picture taken, everyone one has to wait and one would think that as high schoolers people would be capable of doing this, but no, it was just too hard. Many people cut in front of people who had been waiting for over a half-hour. People need to learn that when they cut people get mad plain and simple. Most everyone is guilty of cutting in line sometime or another because yes it is faster and more convenient, but manners are more important than being first.

Another really common time when people think its cool to cut in line is during lunch. Some people get it in their minds that if they’re not in the front of the line that there will be no food left for them, or more likely they just don’t want to wait their turn. The extra five minutes wait won’t hurt anyone, so please just be respectful.

Everyone wants to get to the top of the line as fast as possible, nobody enjoys waiting, but everyone should be treated fairly. Wait in line, it won’t really take that long.

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    HermanMay 28, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Some food for thought: You guys do realize that a social hierarchy can work in the other direction for the betterment of society, right? It just takes one senior class to NOT budge and to pressure those of the younger grades to follow suit. Will there be a class at Marion High School that will reverse this ridiculous “tradition?” Or will they fall into the same pattern of close-minded thinking and continue this show of fake empowerment. I often find I have fun and random conversations with kids I’ve never met before while waiting in our lunch line. My challenge to you chronic budgers out there: try not budging for this last week of school. See if you can be the change you wish to see in the world.

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    -None of ur business-Apr 27, 2012 at 11:08 am

    I think Seniors should know since they’re the ones who are supposed to be leaving high-school to be “Adults” And if they can’t wait in line at school, how are they going to survive in this world of adulthood? Such as at stores, fairs, amusement parks? Just because they’re seniors doesn’t mean they’re any better then the rest of the Marion students…

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    WhateverNov 1, 2011 at 8:28 am

    You just learn to live with it. I mean, it’s just cutting in line. It doesn’t really matter, because in the end we’re all getting the same food and going to the same place. I just let people budge in front of me, because it doesn’t bother me anymore. There are bigger things out there to get upset over than someone cutting in the lunch line.

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    SamOct 10, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    I’m fine with using seniority to cut in line, I just hate when people who associate with seniority think they have the right to budge. Freshman who are friends with juniors have budged in front of me; I don’t do anything about it, but it serves to demonstrate a pseudo-hierarchy that is constituted primarily (if not entirely) by delusion.

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    Live With ItOct 10, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    their*

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    Live With ItOct 10, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Who cares what the younger kids think of the older kids. It’s thier right as upper classman and someday the younger kids will have that right too. They have to know thier place.

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    epalmermhsOct 13, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    I understand both points and agree with both. It is usually normal for seniority to be the determining factor but it’s also not very polite. Everyone should just think of others a little more often and remember that everyone has to wait in lines and eventually you’ll get a turn.

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    AnonymousOct 13, 2010 at 11:33 am

    But still, its not the worlds nicest thing to do. All it does is make the younger kids think the older kids are a bunch of jerks.

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    TylerOct 13, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Seniors>Juniors>Sophmores>Freshman. It happened when we were in lower grades, its a tradition of sorts.

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