Okay, so I was really hoping to get some input here. Maybe I'm too much like Donald in some respects and was wondering if this is something other people get annoyed with or I just need to get over it. Granted, there isn't anything I can actually DO about it but would feel a little better if it wasn't just me. So, we live in Albuquerque and try to get home to WDW about twice a year. Since DH is a teacher and we can only travel during "peak" times for the most part and airfare adds about $1400 for the 3 of us to get out there each time on top of the cost of the trip. I get cranky sometimes.. I get annoyed at people who feel that they're above waiting in line and just cut their way to the front.. sometimes get frustrated at some of the stroller traffic, etc. The biggest thing that annoys me, however, is this. Ya get in line for something, usually POTC. Sometimes you wait or during EMH you can sometimes just walk on. Anyway, you finally get on the ride. You're greeted with Davy Jones and the "Dead Men Tell No Tales" warning just before plunging down the giant abyss (hehe) to hang out with Jack Sparrow. Suddenly, the party/parties behind you decide that NOW is the time to begin some conversation that simply cannot wait until they get off the ride. If you're REALLY lucky, they start snapping flash pictures too. Before we went on the trip this last time a few weeks ago, I made a conscious decision to just enjoy the magic. Realizing that things being the way they are, not everyone is blessed enough to be able to go, especially twice a year. I did okay with the people who somehow got a magical fastpass to cut to the front of the line. I made an effort to avoid large flocks of strollers and just go a different way. I even decided that rather than get annoyed at the Cast Member at Art of Disney who had no clue who Pluto was or that Lilo & Stitch was a movie and not just a cartoon series I would just remember how lucky I am to have had the experiences to know that. Yet the ability to simply ignore those who feel the need to talk the ENTIRE way through POTC still annoyed me. We waited until EMH to ride. I let everyone who came up behind us go ahead in the tunnels so that we'd have a shot at maybe a boat of our own. So, we made it! We're at the loading area and we step into the boat. JUST as they are closing the gate to allow loading, 2 women come up with a screaming 4 year old who is terrified of the ride. Rather than calming the child or waiting (since the next boat was to be empty as well) they load the boat behind us with said screaming 4 year old in tow. So, am I just cranky? I realize there's nothing I can do about it but was just wondering if I was completely unreasonable or if someone else feels that way too... :brick: Phew.. Thanks for listening!