I suppose I've heard it quite a few times in my life...but just recently, it was out loud and VERY public.
My roommate and I were standing in the check out line at a large local grocery store and while we were waiting (we were number two in line), my roommate was looking at the trash-tabloids one usually finds in that area. I turned to see what he was looking and a woman in her 40's, tank top, short-shorts with her pony tail sticking out of the back of her baseball cap, just walked in front of us and laid her stuff on the belt.
I said loudly enough for her to hear: "I guess she didn't know we were in line."
She said: "Well, I couldn't tell if you were or not"
I said: "And you didn't ask, either"
Nothing more was said UNTIL she was walking away from the register and I said: "Have a nice day"
She YELLED out loud: "Yeah, you too asshole. Why do we have to have so many of you faggots here in Palm Springs"
I started for her...but my roommate held me back. There were about a dozen people standing nearby who heard her. Even the cashier said: "That is SOOO wrong!!" Several others made comments like: She's just an angry, ugly person. Don't let it bother you...she's not worth it.
She's a damn lucky bitch!! If my roommate hadn't have stopped me, I would probably have clocked her. But it was great to hear the support of all of the witnesses to this ugly, uncalled for event.