Consider this more or less a venting rant but I need to get it out of my system and thought others might enjoy the read.
I was thinking about the various reasons why some attractions have gone down and realized just how many "Lost n Found" issues have caused this to happen. I realize the legit reasons (prescription glasses, medications, plane tickets) but even then I have to vent. If it is so important then either lock it up in a locker or HOLD ON TO IT... I realize that sometimes accidents happen but I have had so many instances of individuals who just didn't hold on to it and thought the laws of physics didn't apply. Ok now for reason #4 which always really ticked me off... extremely valuable loss... I'll give some examples
Jungle went down when a lady lost a $5,000 tennis bracelet. We called divers, we were down for over an hour, they didn't find anything.
Indy almost went down when an individual lost a $500 hat... 45 minutes later that hat went into the wheel well and caused all kinds of problems taking the entire attraction down with it for over an hour.
Thunder almost went down to retrieve a $700 leather jacket. The jacket unfortunately landed on the tracks and became$700 worth of scraps and stuffing.
The list goes on, Prada shoes and a LV handbag that were ruined on Splash. Designer Oakley's lost and ruined on Space. A jeweled pendant that went into the Rivers of America...
My point "why?"... why were these things even at the park to begin with? I am not specifying a specific class of individuals. I have known people who couldn't afford such items but felt they needed to show society they could. I've known people who could afford such items and bought them as a testament to that. And I have known individuals who had enough common sense to not wear extremely valuable items in a public enviroment where they could be lost, stolen, or damaged. Others feel free to add your Lost n Found horror stories... but I had to vent. Sorry if this rubs anyone the wrong way.