Like most of us here, I fly a lot. It is my experience that there is an unwritten rule that we deplane from front to back in order to avoid utter chaos. (Latin America excluded) As a 1K who failed to make the UG on an international flight yesterday morning, I was in my usual seat in such cases on row 21 of a 737. Everything seemed to be going smoothly through row 20, but when we got to row 21, there was a rush of obviously non-status passengers pushing their way out without giving us the opportunity to step into the aisle. I stepped abruptly into the aisle ahead of the sixth person who tried to rush ahead of me, and I said, "Notice that all the rows ahead of us are empty? That's because deplaning is done from front to back. It makes life easier on all of us to have some order in this process." I wasn't snarky. I just wanted to get off the plane. Her response was, "Well I have a connection." To which I replied, "As do I and many others here. We are ten minutes early, so unless you have an unreasonably tight connection that shouldn't have been booked in the first place, you are going to be fine." I removed my things from the overhead and there was no further exchange. I then waited for the people on the other side of the aisle who were less agressive than me, and I allowed them to depart ahead of me. If the woman had said, "Pardon me. I have a tight connection. May I go ahead?" I would have certainly allowed her to pass. The rising lack of on board civility really concerns me. I'm curious to hear how others deal with this, as it certainly isn't the first time this has happened to me, but it is the first time I have acted to stop it.