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Dear PoPville – Lunch Truck Etiquette?

by Prince Of Petworth May 25, 2011 at 2:00 pm 90 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC

“Dear PoPville,

With the recent boom in food trucks, I wanted to poll POPville and hash out the rules of the Food Truck Line. Just today I was in a fairly long line at one of these delightful pop-up establishments when a girl two places ahead of me allowed her three friends to join her, effectively bumping the rest of the line back three spots. The woman directly in front of me did not take kindly to this, and politely asked to step ahead of the newly formed group. The group allowed her, but muttered under their breath about it for the remaining 10 minute long wait.

Now, I understand that lunch is a social thing, and not all of your coworkers can get out of the office at the same time. But is it really fair to make others wait for the sake of your party? So few people have the luxury of enjoying a full hour for their lunch, and food trucks should be enjoyed by the masses! It seems to me the rules of the Food Truck Line need to be defined, and maybe even ratified….just like the Metro Escalator Rule.

What do you think?”


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