So here I am, in line behind a woman with a full cart, and my own little basket has six items. She wanders away to locate a forgotten item, then returns and starts putting her items on the belt. Just then, a new cashier says, ‘I can help the next person in line. I fast-walk over and put my basket down. The woman comes up behind me, and says, “nice running’ but I was ahead of you”. She clearly thinks I should give way. Meantime, the young cashier has begun ringing up my stuff, but he pauses a moment to see what I will do. I smile at him, he smiles back and carries on. The woman says, “not very PC, you know”. I look at her and say that I agree. Cashier smiles, I smile. Woman says, “You have so few items, I probably would have let you go ahead anyway.” I smile, cashier smiles. I say, “You didn’t before, why would I expect you to now?” No comment. I hand over cash. Cashier smiles, I smile. He says, “You have a nice day now”. We smile.