Is There An Etiquette?
Awhile ago, as Da Wife was picking up her dinner from Kapiolani Coffee Shop, I watched an older Japanee man glancing back a couple of times before he made his move. It was "suspicious" looking but everyone who was watching knew wat he was going to do....... CUT!
Wassup Wit Dat!
Well, he didn't cut... sort of.
From da time we were there, I didn't recall him ordering or standing in line but he must have cause it looked like he just asked for either napkins or utensils.
It wasn't anything really and it's one of those things dat, if you're standing in line, kinda irks you regardless of da cutting. Most times it's just a quick question which at times turns into more questions or maybe part of your order was missing or you needed an extra condiment or utensil. In any case, especially if you've been waiting a long time, you get all pupule cause now someone else is being serviced while you had to wait your turn in line.
Living in a "civilized" world, we tend to let those with "quick" inquiries slide but it's those who blatantly appear to cut knowing dat there's a line do we throw our arms up in da air saying "Wassup Wit Dat!"
But is it still ok?
We've all done it before wea we left da counter only having to come back later wea time is of da essence. You're on da clock and your grace period of returning has begun da moment you picked up your order. If you walked away only to walk back, no one would tink different but as time tick tocks, da level of stink eye grows cause da longah you was away, da less likely people will "allow" you to "cut".
Are you tolerant of cutters? Do you ask "permission" to cut? You da one give stink eye eh?