Miss Manners: Shopper ‘fumes’ when ‘nervy’ woman on checkout line pushes her items forward

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DEAR MISS MANNERS: I was in line at the checkout. I had put my items up on the belt for the cashier. A 50ish-year-old woman came up behind me, took a divider and PUSHED all my items together up the belt to make room for hers! This is a TOP PET PEEVE for me! I was taught to be patient and wait my turn! I’m a 67-year-old woman and physically disabled with M.S. I said to her, “Nervy!” She then turned the situation around to make ME the bad guy instead of her ignorant behavior! I would NEVER touch anyone’s items, either by hand or with a divider. That’s just plain pushy and wrong! It became a war …

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