The other day I was waiting at the lounge of Woodlands hotel for my friends and noticed a family sitting opposite arguing animatedly about some issue. Just then a man walked towards them, looked around and when he found all the sofas occupied, sat on the glass topped table placed in front and facing them started to talk so loudly that it was not difficult to guess what he was harping on. Even as I feared the glass would crack under his weight, the security at the door approached him and requested him to get off the table, but the man didn’t budge, instead became defiant and aggressive. Subsequent requests and pleadings made the situation worse with the man accusing the security with abominable behavior and lack of courtesy towards a guest. ‘Why don’t you provide enough chairs for the guests to sit? he demanded. I shall replace the table if it breaks, I will meet the manager and complain‘, so saying he got up in a huff and dashed off to the restaurant intending to carry out his threat I thought but when he came back in less than a minute looking upset, everyone around who was keenly observing him like I did could easily guess the reason for his annoyance – obviously his ‘demand’ or show of one-upmanship to jump the queue that was waiting for a table wouldn’t have worked with someone who strictly followed the rules!