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What Would You Have Done?

Discussion in 'WDW Parks General Discussion' started by DuckTalesWooHoo1987, May 16, 2017 at 8:14 AM.

  1. LJF

    LJF New Member

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    If someone didnt mind spending the day in Disney lockup a quick throat punch is very effective quieting an obnoxious loudmouth. But in reality I tell my young daughters that classless trash talk like that.
     
  2. thomas998

    thomas998 Well-Known Member

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    I think that in many cases it is because they don't want to be there. You'll notice that every year you see threads where someone usually a woman will be asking how to convince her boyfriend or husband to go to Disney because she is so sure he will just love it when he actually experiences it.

    Well the reality is usually not going to be someone falling in love with Disney, more often than not you're going to end up with guys acting like the ones described in these posts because they were in their eyes forced to go and didn't want to. It would be nice if people wouldn't coerce others into going to Disney when the person doesn't want to in the first place because odds are your just going to get someone there that will not be enjoying it and will make it a bad experience for everyone around them.
     
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  3. thomas998

    thomas998 Well-Known Member

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    Don't hold your breath. Disney is in business to make money and as society in general takes a more relaxed approach to what words are spoken in public Disney will go along with it. The first indication that they aren't about trying to keep it a kid friendly park happened when Disney started their 'food and wine' festival, where I've yet to every be there an not see several drunks that would have been arrested for public intoxication if they were walking the streets in a city.... Why? Because Disney realized they could make money off booze... it isn't kid friendly and certainly goes against the way the parks were run in the beginning but the fact is times change and Disney changes with those times.

    You might think that in response to their allowing language and behavior you find offensive that you will just stop going as will others... but the reality is many people don't care and will still go and in the end they will make more money allowing the language and behavior than they will if they tried to stop it all. I seriously doubt any of the people using language were thrown out of the park as I have never seen them throw anyone out for clear violation of the park rules such as line jumping which I find much more annoying than language. In fact people should call out line jumpers and see what happens... I doubt you'll get the response you might expect. I know I stopped people from jumping past me on a ride once only to have her make a big scene about wanting to join her friends... I outright refused and blocker her from getting past and the only thing that happened was eventually 6 or 7 other people that didn't even know here started trying to tell me to just let her through because it wasn't a big deal.... When that many people think line jumping is no big deal you're going nowhere with trying to go after language.
     
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  4. Big Phil

    Big Phil Well-Known Member

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    If I am at a movie theatre I've thrown candy at people in the past who are talking too loud and are unwilling to stop. If I run out of candy there is always ice cubes in my drink. Usually a clunk with one of them in the back of the head sends a message. True story, although I did it more when I was younger. So yeah, I'm brave enough to stand up to a group like that. Now, am I with my kids when this happens? If so, maybe not unless someone is going to get hurt because you always have to watch what you do with the little ones around but the thing I find with people like this is that they are "bold" because people rarely confront them and they don't know how to handle it when someone does. I'm 6'2" 275lbs. as well, so that helps.
     
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  5. KBLovesDisney

    KBLovesDisney Well-Known Member

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    Ah, makes sense and I possibly see those kind of reactions all the time throughout the parks without realizing it, and not just the adults but I see kids who want to leave too.
     
  6. KBLovesDisney

    KBLovesDisney Well-Known Member

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    Ha, funny story. There was a guy in the news suing his date over texting during a theater showing of Guardians of the Galaxy.

    I hope he won.
     
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  7. thomas998

    thomas998 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure I would recommend that where I live.... doesn't matter if your 7'2" if the person your throwing ice at pulls out a gun. Might get away with that if you live in gun free countries, but not a good idea in Southern states like Texas where guns are more likely to be carried than not.
     
  8. helenabear

    helenabear Active Member

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    Well that's an absolutely unpleasant thought - let's shoot someone because they annoy you :eek:
     
  9. LAKid53

    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    Trust me, I would have said something to them, told them I was going to contact a CM and then do so. My daughter usually doesn't approve of my saying something, but we need to stop accepting bad, foul and nasty behavior from other guests. I understand people are tired or having a bad day, but nothing excuses threatening CMs, other guests, or the thing that makes me see red, YOUR KIDS.
     
  10. thomas998

    thomas998 Well-Known Member

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    They wouldn't shout you because you annoyed them they would shoot you because you threw something at them. Different areas of the US have different ways of behaving.... just like you can see someone in say New York City say something about a guys mother and it gets laughed off whereas doing it in a Southern state is very likely to end in a fight. Maybe in some places throwing ice at someone is considered nothing but an annoyance but in other places you will get the same response as if you spit on the person. The best option in a theater with someone that wont shut up is to inform management and have them deal with it, not throw things.
     
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  11. Patcheslee

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    Bedford Indiana this past month: guy didn't pull up at the drive thru quick enough, someone behind him honked their horn. Guy that didn't pull up got out of car and confronted person in car behind. Person in car behind denied honking their horn. Guy goes to next car and punches driver. Guy who got punched went to get out of vehicle... man who got honked at pulled a gun and shot the man who got punched. Result: innocent man dead, guy in jail for throwing a hissy fit over being honked at.
     
  12. helenabear

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    Disgusting. Seriously sad to hear that :(

    It doesn't matter, that's seriously a horrible thought and a horrible way to live your life. Fighting and killing over really an annoyance to maybe just maybe a small injury? Sorry not something I think will ever be okay. Don't care where you live. Though I agree, someone annoys you, go get management, but retaliation is not cool.
     
  13. LAKid53

    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon occurrence anymore.

    Early this morning, a principal at one of our local high schools had to send out a message to all parents saying the school had received an anonymous threat on social media. Additional law enforcement was sent to the school. Students would not be penalized if they missed classes today - pictures in the local media showed near empty classrooms. And why? Because the principal had to ask students to stop flying certain flags on their trucks, since it was causing problems at the school. So some student's/parent's response was to threaten the school. The paper never mentioned what the threat was...one can only imagine.....

    This is the word we now live in.
     
  14. KraftServices

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    CM should've just said "well you can stand here and wait for a dry boat to show up." If my memory serves me, there's never dry seats on that ride! (I mean maybe sometimes the middle seat is dry?)
     
  15. ProtoProto

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    I love having fun with drunk people at Disney. You get to mess with them and they wont do nothing about it because you know, they're drunk. One time one of them bought me a caramel candy apple (Didn't even like candy apples so I immediately chucked in the trash). But if one or maybe a group of people under alcohol were being exceptionally rowdy, I'd just pay no attention to them and pop in my ear buds and listen to some sweet Pink Floyd. Of course if i had a kid with me, i would do the same thing and just ignore them also.
     
  16. KBLovesDisney

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    Not Disney related, but one time a happy drunk fellow bought our dinner at a fast food place just because we were nice to him and let him vent to us about his life and goings on. Strange, yes but rather nice. When alcohol hits my system, I immediately get sleepy and want to nap.
     
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  17. Disney.Mike

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    In this case, the shooting would have been in response to an assault.
     
  18. DuckTalesWooHoo1987

    DuckTalesWooHoo1987 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I also was thinking it would probably be considered assault if you threw something at somebody and hit them.
     
  19. Coaster Lover

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    Not saying that this is the approach Disney should take, but Six Flags lets guests text in their comments/concerns for a lot of issues. In the ride lines, they have a special number you can text if you see line jumping or other unruly behaviors and in the restrooms they have a special number you can text if you believe the conditions are not exactly clean enough. Not sure how good/fast the response rate to something like this is, and having such signs around a Disney park would kind of interfere with the "magic", but it's a nice option for people who don't feel comfortable confronting the situation directly and/or who cannot immediately find a cast member/employee... maybe something they could add to the MDE app in the future...
     
  20. Martin T.

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    My wife and I when we first were dating went to DLR. My wife is less patent than me when it comes to rude behavior, But then she was brought up roper, while I was an OD Green GI, so the F-bomb was a conjunction to me. We were waiting in the line for the Monorail to hit the hotel to beat the afternoon heat. These 3 boys 13ish I guess, were ahead of us. One kept "accidentally" elbowing her in the breast, Weird cop a feel i guess. She goes off on the kid pretty mush putting the perv in his place. After riding the monorail back to the Hotel and getting a nice air conditioned meal, we went to get back on the monorail to go back to DLR. Next thing we know this CM pulls us aside and we are "talked" to about cussing at the children. Luckily this older couple who witness what had happened was also heading back to the park, spoke up when they over heard this conversation the CM was having with us. They even went as far as to say that the boy technically sexually assaulted my wife. We ended up giving our names and contact info for the CM. We told him that we plan to go back and enjoy the rest of the day, as did the older couple. If they needed to pursue this issue further with us, they could contact us. We were never contacted.

    I guess the moral of the story is, some times it is worth to speak up, and make sure CM is there to take care of the matter first hand. I think in our case someone said something but thought we were the provocateurs.

    Some times the f-bomber needs to just be reminded to be polite in polite world. We were at EPCOT just sitting in an empty table in the land pavilion and the guy next to us was on his phone F-bombing away. By his haircut, stance, demneior, I could tell he was military. I just got his attention, still wherein my Iraq War Veteran hat, reminded him he wasn't in the Sandbox anymore and my daughter doesn't need a lesion in GI talk. He said sorry, and conversed loudly, but held back 90 percent of his swearing.
     

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