Q: I love January sales but hate how aggressive the crowds get. When a cashier lets someone cut in front of me, may I tell the line jumper that it’s my turn?
A: Yes. If someone pushes in front of you, calmly say, “Excuse me, but I don’t think you realize that I was ahead of you.” If he doesn’t retreat, let the matter drop for the moment, since there’s nothing to gain from a confrontation. But afterward, let the store manager know what happened so she can ask cashiers to try to prevent such situations.