Letter: Aggression in queues that is simple rudeness

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The Independent Online
Sir: Perhaps your correspondents should talk to each other. In Imogen Edwards-Jones's article she writes on how the strong and confident ('the ability to deal with a modicum of confrontation') should push, barge and generally fight their way to the top of the heap or the head of the queue.

This is justified, in a wonderful piece of rationalisation and Nineties double-speak, not as 'bullying' but as 'individualism'.

If she were to read William Hartston's article (30 June), she might learn that she is sowing the seeds of her own destruction by encouraging others to copy her actions, not out of agreement with her flawed philosophy, but out of self-defence and not wanting to be the ones left behind.

Yours faithfully,




2 July