As this seems to be the season for griping, I thought I would add my two cents. In the grand tradition of squirt guns, leashes, kids on shoulders and huge strollers, here's my beef for the month:
So we're all hudled together waiting for the Christmas Fantasy Parade to start, and we're talking about 10 minutes before parade time. I'm seated on main street next to my son and we're about two rows back. Next to me are toddlers waiting anxiously, strollers, tired parents...we're all finally situated and ready for the parade to begin. All is well. (Except the hot chocolate machine "broke" after 30 minutes in line, but that's another story.) Still happy.
And then comes the nice CM with the announcement: If you are on the brick section of the parade route you need to STAND to watch the parade, and kindly MOVE FORWARD to SMASH yourselves to the front in order to REALLY get the sardine effect before the parade arrives! Surely, I think, this man can't be serious.
But he was serious, and low and behold...all of these parents with these small kids had to STAND UP, surge forward disrupting the kids, the strollers, the hot chocolate, popcorn, and probably a red vine or two in the process. And they had to REMAIN STANDING for 50 MINUTES while the parade wound it's way up from IASW!
Keep in mind that we're well within the roped off section next to the curb.
Now... Is it just me or does that sound like a real pain in the butt just to SQUEEZE IN whatever humanity hasn't made it to the parade route by that point!?
STAND UP???? I'VE BEEN RACING A 9 YEAR OLD ALL AROUND DISNEYLAND SINCE 9 AM AND YOU WANT ME TO ....TO......STAND UP!!!!!!!???????
As nice as that CM was, I wanted to tell him what the nice people in charge of parades can do with their stand-up-to-watch-the-parade-so-late-people-can-smash-in-behind-you policy!
*pauses to take breath and to let pulse come back down*
So....anyone else feel like this, or am I being a giant weenie?
(If anyone else has alread ranted on this subject, then please feel free to merge this.)