On Sunday I was at the park with my family and although most of the day was great there were still some incidents where even the Hulk would have had a hard time keeping his temper in check.
While watching the Christmas Parade near the Castle, my fiance and I were right up front where the ropes were and were enjoying ourselves untill this family came up with two older kids, probably about 8 or 9 years old. The two boys were whining non-stop about the "stupid parade" and how they wanted to go on rides instead. The mother, oblivious to the whining of her kids, just kept watchning the show. Once the kids realized their whining wasn't going to work they started playing on the ropes. The same ropes that were constantly smacking me in the leg and crotch region. After a few minutes of this abuse I turned to the kids and told them to "please stop playing on the ropes. The ropes are hitting me and I don't appreciate that". The kids stopped and the mom looked at me like I just called their precious little ones some god awful name. Luckily they walked away. But that was only the beginning.
Later on that evening we rode on Pirates and were seated in between two different groups of people on the boat. In the front two rows were these tourists who were using their videocamera WITH THE LIGHT ON. They did this for most of the ride untill someone up in the control tower finally came on the PA about the time it reached the burning city scene and told them to turn it off. Behind us were the local teenie boppers who were "singing" most of the time, being the usual obnoxious teens that think they are the funniest people on the planet. Not a fun ride at all.
We had a great spot for the fireworks, right in the middle of Main Street just up the street from Coke Corner and the photo shop. I had brought my camera and was videotaping the show and it came out very well except towards the end. The snow started falling and it looked so real from where we were standing, with the lights and stuff that I kept on videotaping. It was going great untill about 2 minutes into the snowfall that some people who were further up near the hub started the stampede down the street. So here I am, my back turned to this mob of eager to exit the park people while I'm getting some great shots and wham, someone bumps into me, them wham, another, and then another. Some of these people were not in the mood to enjoy the snow and wanted to get out of the park. I understand that. But if you see alot of people standing around in the middle of Main Street, looking up and enjoying the snow, why would you need to be such a rude punk and start pushing and bumping into me when you see that not only amd I enjoying myself but also videotaping it. After the 4th bump I stopped and got out of the way. The snow finale was ruined and I would have to do it again on another less crowded night.
Anyways, like I said....most of the day was fun and great. Just these three little incidents kinda put a small damper on the day though.