I was stood in a queue recently waiting to get my lunch. As is quite common in shops, the queue passed next to a stand with various packets of crisps and sweets on.
As I stood in the queue, a lady came up behind me and politely asked if she could just reach past me to some crisps which were at about knee level.
"Sure", I said, stepping to one side. "Thanks" she replied and then added "I didn't want you to think I was weird and just sticking my head up your bum".
Now don't get me wrong, I appreciate politeness. However the little add on just made me smile and in a way was weirder than if she had just pushed past me.