Nothing ruins a casino experience like a BUTTer. Okay. Very little ruins a casino experience for Val. Not even non-smoking smokers who let toxins from their lit butts waft across her face, or slots that gobble her money like adolescent boys at a pizza buffet. I found the BUTTinskies to be a minor annoyance.
The Ex-Mayor my sister's husband was more incensed. I guess once you've been mayor, the act of people showing you no respect becomes less okay-er! Sis was a bit put-out herself. Granted, the BUTTinsky got right in front of Ex-Mayor, who was in front of Sis. I was thrice-removed from the BUTTinsky, in my position behind Sis. So I just rolled my eyes. Sis was more vocally grumbly. She and the Ex-Mayor did not feel a need to moderate their voices when grousing, "Huh. I guess people don't know how to go to the end of the line anymore."
I saw that BUTTinsky lady walk up to them. She looked like someone from our neck of the woods. Maybe deeper in the woods that Sis and Ex-Mayor. Could have been neighbors to me and Hick. She had mousy hair pulled back in a not-ponytail, and was dressed in nondescript jeans and a shirt with a jacket. She walked up to the side of the line, right there at Ex-Mayor's left shoulder, him being the next person by the roped channels and WAIT HERE sign.
We knew she was going to do it. Otherwise, she would not have stood at his shoulder, but would have gone behind Hick, who was behind me. AND, if it was rightfully her place as next in line, she wouldn't have been at Ex-Mayor's shoulder, but would have been IN FRONT of him.
When one of the two working cashiers called, "NEXT!" the usurper weaseled her way past Ex-Mayor's shoulder and dashed to the counter. If looks could kill, Sis and Ex-Mayor would have been led out in handcuffs, locked up, and the key disposed of.
As if that wasn't bad enough, poor Ex-Mayor had ANOTHER encounter with a different BUTTinskess at the cash machine/bill breaker. "I was next, and this lady just plowed right in front of me!"
I guess he was smart enough not to make a scene. It doesn't seem safe for a man to question a woman's actions or motives these days.