Passenger criticized for ‘unforgivable sin’ of failing to advance through airport check-in line as British travelers say they are ‘angry’ over his queue etiquette
A woman has sparked a fierce online debate after a photo showed her refusing to move through the check-in line at an airport.
The image, which is believed to have been taken at an airport in Argentina, was published on Redditand shows a huge gap between the end of the tail and the unknown woman, who had not moved to close the empty space.
While the person who took the photo was obviously taken aback by the woman’s inaction, she remained focused on her phone and barely seemed to notice.
The puzzled photographer must have questioned the traveler at some point, as he assures that he told him: “It’s the same if I move now or later.”
The amusing photo has divided opinion, with many claiming the queues were a ‘British’ thing, while one person said their refusal to move was an ‘unforgivable sin’.
A woman (pictured left) sparked a heated debate online after a photo showed her refusing to move through the check-in queue at an Argentine airport.
The poster wrote on Reddit: ‘This girl at the airport waits until the queue moves all the way forward to move.
“People confronted her and she said ‘it’s the same if I move now or later’.”
The post divided opinion, racking up 4,700 comments.
One comment read: “This post is making so many Brits so angry.”
Another wrote: ‘They say we Brits like to queue. We don’t and I’ll be the first in line to tell you.
Someone else who claimed to be from the US said, ‘I’m American and it’s annoying as f***. I bet he sits in the front of the plane and it takes him 20 minutes to get his shit out of the overhead compartment when the plane lands.
Someone else said, ‘Apparently this is the most unforgivable sin.’
Meanwhile, one person joked that he was removing the “illusion of progress.”
The amusing photo has divided opinion, with many claiming the queues were a ‘British’ thing, while one person called his refusal to move an ‘unforgivable sin’
“Give me increments or give me death,” added another.
Someone else said: ‘Sometimes I wait two ‘shuffle’ events before moving to give people behind me the feeling that the line is progressing further.”
Queuing etiquette has long been the cause of many outbreaks at airports.
During China’s Lunar New Year travel rush in 2017, a fierce fight broke out in which two men punched each other in front of a long line of passengers.
They started arguing while queuing through security because one passenger had allegedly tried to skip the line, angering the other and leading to a fistfight.
The incident occurred at around 5 a.m. at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in southern China. Airport security personnel arrived at the scene and managed to separate the couple.
The two passengers collided again on a shuttle bus while on their way to their departure gates and got into another altercation.
The discussion was stopped by security guards and the police were called.
The officers managed to calm both parties who apologized to each other.