I was passing through security at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport on my way to Newark Saturday. An older guy in a wheelchair was in the line next to mine -- the line you have to have pull to get into -- and I asked him, and the woman who pushed him, if they wanted to cut in front of me. They thanked me and did.
A flight attendant whom I did not invite to cut in front of me also tried to as our lines came together. She was short, middle-aged and blonde, and we were about to collide.
I like sarcasm so I said, "You can cut in front of me if you want."
She said, "I know I can. I can go up there, too."
She pointed to the front of the adjoining line.
I said, "I've never heard of that. You can in front of anybody you choose?"
She smiled and said, "I'm crew. A plane can't go anywhere without the crew."
I said, "Even with the crew the plane sometimes doesn't go anywhere."
She cut in front of me and went through security. Her high heels set off the metal detector so she had to go through it again.