From having spent some time in England, I believe Brits do the queue the best. They know the rules of lining up very well, and if you don't, everyone will let you know that "the line's back there." The Japanese, too, line up well, but they're usually too shy to confront someone who's broken the rules. According to this website , before visiting Sweden, you should know that cutting in line is taboo because Swedes "like lines."
Probably most of us prefer lining up to mob culture because we're used to lines and we see the value in order. It makes sense, no? If you came to the bank earlier, you should be served before the person who just got there? Clearly, not everyone thinks so.
There have been many times that we have been standing in line for something -- and usually for awhile -- and someone will walk up and cut in front of everyone. Sometimes people will say something to the effect of, "Sir, there's a line" or let the cashier/attendant know that that customer just cut the line, but cutters usually get their way. One time, Nick said something to a line-cutter after waiting in line at the bank for more than 30 minutes. The cutter got in Nick's face and threatened to beat him up. Ok, adelante, señor...
There are some cultural adjustments that take longer than others to get accustomed to, and this is one. I admit, I get overly worked up by line-cutters. My insides get hot and riled up. I start to feel blood rushing to my head. Patience, patience, patience, I have to tell myself. It's the most important virtue I've been learning here in Mexico.