Stephen, a few years back I was at a pub in London with a buddy. There was a big crowd so after I fought my way to the bar I ordered enough to hold us for a while. I turned around to try to make my way back to the table and was having no luck with the normal "excuse me, please" type politeness. Then I said "Lady with a baby" and suddenly the crowd started repeating it and opened up a nice wide path.
So the question, is "Lady with a baby" the best way to move through a crowded pub in downtown London, or were they just impressed I could carry 8 mugs of beer at once?