I can fully understand this. You turn up a few minutes late because even though you left early enough, some idiot jumped in front of the tube/had an accident on the motorway etc, see the security check queue is very long and start to get tetchy. There is a sign - "£2 to jump the queue" (or up to £6 depending where you are). You wave your money and get ushered through a door into the fast track lane. You give a sigh of relief only to find that the fast track queue, until now hidden from view behind a door, is three times as long as the one you've just left because everybody else has had the same idea. You miss the plane. Why not, your common sense asks, did they not just have two queues in the first place? This is the legacy of Thatcherism at it's most beautiful. Every single thing has a price, even ignorant queue jumping. Can we create a market? Yes. Is it moral, ethical or subscribe to accepted manners and common etiquette? No. Doesn't matter. Pay money to a greedy corporation for a "service" and get a service managed by incompetent twats in return even if there was no need for the service in the first place. Like the educational service company who sent the parents of a Macclesfield schoolgirl a letter saying their child's school attendence was poor and that she was jeopardising her chance to attend the end of year prom. The girl had died two months previously. The service company have no connection with school or its pupils. This was work previously done by the secretary.
Why are we surrounded by such crassness?