Dear respected sisters in Islam:
Let me introduce you to a little fiqh and adab of salat – the sutra.
You see that purse about 3 feet in front of me? The one with the abstract looking cats on it? That’s my sutra. What is a sutra, you may ask? Why, it’s a barrier one places in front of their place of prayer, making a no man’s land for other people. One does not walk between a person and her sutra, unless there is no other choice. And you all really didn’t need to walk right in front of me while praying maghrib salat. Perhaps if you had stopped eating and drinking a little sooner, you wouldn’t be running to catch the jamaah.