“If you ain’t first, you’re last.” This quote by Ricky Bobby in the movie Talladega Nights embodies the perfect attitude to have in every line you are supposed to wait in. Whether in the lunch line, store checkout line, airport security line, or even traffic jams, lines are no fun. That’s why it is key to find a way around all of this patience.

The point of a line will never be to stand around and wait. The point is to get to the front. In any given situation in life, getting to the first spot of a line should be the top priority. This will allow you to get what you want before anyone else, saving you time and a world of boredom.

Stepping in front of the people ahead of you will also show how dominant you are. This is why it is imperative to force your way to the first spot by any means. Running past, shoving, and methodically forcing your way in are all good strategies and acceptable ways to get in front of others, and even show off how clever and slick you are.

Specifically, standing in the lunch line at school is a prime example of a situation where cutting is necessary. For example, there may only be one slice of pizza left when you get near the food, and you cannot let the people in front of you get it. This is why cutting the line is the most logical solution to the presented problem.

Why show respect to others and their time when you could show how much you care about getting what you want? It makes no sense to wait in line, and anyone who does is lacking a sense of priorities. So remember to always, always cut the line.

Kyle Messina // Staff Writer

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