Current and former CMs...a question
...even if you haven't worn the Disneyland name tag for several months/years now, do you ever find yourself helping strangers while in the Park (if you're a current CM, do you do it while playing in the Park)?
I worked at DL in summer 1995, and also DL and DCA summer 2003, and even now, when I haven't worn a Disney costume/nametag for 2 years, I find myself helping strangers trying to puzzle out where to find certain attractions are, or where a certain restaurant/show is. I'll even do the "Disney Point" (two fingers or open hand rather than one finger) to point out directions. I'll let them in on little Disney secrets, like Hidden Mickeys (I once pointed out the Hidden Eeyore in Indy to a roomful of gawking tourists with the help of a CM)...for instance, I'll point out the one on POTC and then encourage them to find the hidden Mickeys elsewhere in the Park(s).
I can't help myself. I love the Park, I loved my time there, and I know it's frustrating to be a newbie to the Parks and not know where anything is. Yeah, I find Stupid Guest Tricks as amusing as the next CM, but I try to be helpful when I can (and when people seem genuinely puzzled/overwhelmed and not just stupid).
Am I alone in this?