Uh, no.Originally Posted by mycroft16
A situation presents itself.
I didn't ask for the situation.
Riders don't choose who they are thrown in with.
There's no compatibility test in the split second that you are assigned whichever seat.
When I go on GRR, it's often at the end of the day, or at the end of a long session in the Parks, the very last thing, when I don't mind getting wet....because I can just go back up and change. I'm usually weary and worn out, and simply cannot express the required enthusiasm, smiles and screams.... that would go along with everyone else's manner.
And, there have been times when I've gone on GRR and sat stone faced throughout the whole ride. It doesn't mean that I don't enjoy the ride, it just means that I'm weary and too exhausted to move my facial muscles like everyone else.
Are the lone single riders, who, not by choice, get thrown in with a family, or close group, expected to express the same level of enthusiasm as everyone else?, even when tired?
I've gotten the impression that close, chummy groups, and close-knit families don't like it when a third-wheel comes onto the raft and sits there stone-faced throughout the whole ride.
They think that it spoils things and you get labeled a party-pooper/sour puss.
Kind of an unfair burden on the tired, stone-faced single rider.....and the close family/group...who wanted the raft to themselves.
As far as meeting new people: It's very difficult to get to know someone, much less whole families, on a 3-minute ride, when you've just been thrown in with them, randomly.
I'm all for getting to know new people. But, you need time......and a bit of a more calmer environment...to get to know them.