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djmeen
03-16-2010, 10:29 PM
So here's the disclaimer - we've had a GREAT week here and tomorrow we head home!

No real complaints at all - a bit of rain the first couple of days but we had the ponchos and a plan so it didn't slow us down at all (plus kept the crowd low :)

But with every trip the wife and I have a few moments which we find incredulous (nothing to ruin the day much less the trip) and these are the top 7....

7. The coffee cups here are too small...for toddlers, much less me. I've had bigger shots of tequila.

6. Seriously. The Suite Life is ALWAYS on TV? You're Disney! You have DECADES of shows and movies to choose from and you chose THIS to air in the rooms non-stop??? I'd rather see the infomercials from that dude selling appliances. (Seriously, I miss that infomercial)

5. Okay people. I get it. You're excited to be here and so are your kids, so maybe you just don't notice the other 40,000 of us here with you at the park. But we are here too. So how about you practice a bit of courtesy to us and the park itself? For example, how about not letting your 12 year old kid climb up on the cannons in the Pirates of the Caribbean line (and taking their pic and laughing while they do it), much less letting the same kid stand up in the boat while the ride is in motion, reach over the side and proceed to splash water over all of us in the back of the boat? Is it really too much to ask that you keep your "Lord of the Flies" parenting style on hold till ya get back home? Just askin...

4. Hannah Montana every other hour on TV in the room? See #6.

3. Cap'n Jack's. Yeah, I'm talking to you. Let me get this straight. You're a "marina styled" restaurant in Downtown Disney overlooking the water and you have a grand total of 3 flippin lunch entrees which are actually seafood??? Huh?? You are OFF THE LIST for future trips.

2. Adults at parade time with no kids - good for you that you got to the parade early. Seriously, my wife and I take a trip without kids once a year too and we like parades. But that said, how about if you're right at the front you sit down so the little kids can watch the parade? You're 6'3" - the kids are 2'3" - with the right math and geometry applied you can probably figure out the problem here.

1. Young adults - I get it. It's Spring Break. Ya'll are cool and are at SSR with your buds/family/band - whatever. I don't mind that. Good for you that you decide to grill out by the pool here at the Paddocks. Doesn't even bother me that all 15 of ya'll crammed up in the hot tub. But come on - smoking cigarettes IN THE POOL? Maybe you didn't notice all of those little humans in the pool. They're called kids. You were one once - remember? After you hatched? So look, I know you're all cool and moody and 19 and smoking is something or another to help you deal with the rough day you had facebooking and texting. But don't smoke in the pool by my kids. Seriously.

Ok - so a week here and that is the worst of it all which just goest to show it was a great week! Plus now I feel better for my mini-rant. Thanks for indulging me.

- Chris

Princess&CowboyMommy
03-17-2010, 12:10 AM
#7 - I completely agree. One of the first things I do in the first day is buy a big ole new coffee mug at the gift shop. One of those that holds 2-3 cups of coffee :thumbsup2

#3 - They really need to do something about the restaurant...it's been falling down in quality for years. It has such a prime location, a serious overall is long due. Maybe they could let Joe's Crab Shack buy it out...yummmmmm!

#1 - was this the main pool? Yuck in any respect.

smcabee
03-17-2010, 01:32 AM
I agree for the most part, But I will take exception to #2. My DW and I will be standing up to enjoy the Parade. Your children however are welcome to stand in front on me if you will allow it.

realfam
03-17-2010, 05:57 AM
Item #2 I sooooo agree with. It shocks me everytime we watch a parade and adults that get to the curb side early and don't let children in front of them to see the parade. I usually park our stroller across the curb before the parade that way once the parade starts I can usually fit about six kids in front so they can see (not my children either).
We were at Mk this christmas, got to main st. 1/2 hour before the parade. There was an older couple beside on the curb (sitting). Another family came wit young children, and stood behind them (since their kids were tall enough to see over the adults). Once the parade started the adults stood up blocking the view of the youngesters. I asked them if they could sit down or let the kids in front of the where they could sit, and this couple rudely barked at me saying I should have been there earlier. I replied my kids are beside you on the curb, I just trying to make this magicial for all the other kids.
They refused,,so we did our best to squeese them in front of us. Some people I tell you have no manners.

Cee
03-17-2010, 06:00 AM
I agree. Glad you had a great time in spite of it.:goodvibes

TigerLaw
03-17-2010, 06:08 AM
sorry, have to disagre about the parade as well - Ive tried the 'let kids get in front of me" for a curb spot I waited an a hour for so I could try for some great pictures - what happens - the kids have the glow and the dark toys and their toys are in all my pictures!

the problem I have w. this is that I believe USUALLY the situation is like this:

1. adults find a front row spot early for a parade well in advance.

2. LATER, much closer to the parade start time, people w. kids come up trying to get a spot, see that all the front row spots are taken, and then begin trying to put their kids in front of strangers and don't care how the kids behave.

to the OP, I'm not saying you did this, just that I've seen it happen too many times to count.

djmeen
03-17-2010, 06:17 AM
Well, for the record we come often enough that it's not an issue for us and the kids to see the parades.

So no, we don't push them in front of other folks. And we get to the parade early enough so it's not an issue (plus we sit down).

Just a difference of opinion - and a perfect case where you can be right (you get there early and you deserve that spot) but maybe it's not right.

But that's why I say if you get behind a stander, you can always move on down the road and then post it on your top 7 later on the Dis boards. :)

How did I know that one might spark a bit of passion?

Dizny Dad
03-17-2010, 06:28 AM
. . . . . . . .

3. Cap'n Jack's. Yeah, I'm talking to you. Let me get this straight. You're a "marina styled" restaurant in Downtown Disney overlooking the water and you have a grand total of 3 flippin lunch entrees which are actually seafood??? Huh?? You are OFF THE LIST for future trips.

1. Young adults - I get it. It's Spring Break. Ya'll are cool and are at SSR with your buds/family/band - whatever. I don't mind that. . . . . . . . . . .

Can't disagree with any of djmeen's post, but just have to comment:

3. Why was Cap'n Jacks ever on your list? It sucked big time back when DW & I visited in 1990.

1. young adults on spring break:

I sat in the Hot Tub at the Congress Park quiet pool with 6 or 8 young adults three years ago during spring break (our last spring break at WDW!). They were all drinking beer in the tub and talking about their upcoming graduations. They had the world by the tail. I was the only silver back in the tub.

I slid in the tub just to intimidate the crowd. It was fun. DW did not participate, and went back to the room. So I sat and listened to the talk of their upcoming success and how they would not fail now that they had their college degrees, and found it incredibly satisfying to remember that there was a time in life when I did not fear the reality of maintaining "the empire" (Family, home, insurances, job, community, etc).

I remember thinking 'They don't have a clue'. But since then the more I have contemplated on it, maybe it is I that has lost the inocence of what it all means . . . . . . . . . . naahhhhh.

When the tub was beginning to empty, one of the young bulls finally spoke to me. "There arn't many young people at this resort, are there?"

I answered with pride and a smile, "Not usually"

cpdwiz
03-17-2010, 07:51 AM
I would have probably lost it and said something.....I cannot stand smoke, and when I am in a place that is smoke free, I speak up..Im the person that walks up to the folks walking and smoking and point out smoking areas....

Harlemgirl720
03-17-2010, 08:16 AM
This is hilarious but so true.:lmao: As for waiting to see a parade or wishes in MK. My son and I make sure to get there early. Me being 5'2" I need to be closer to the front. I just sit on the ground with enough space for he and I. But there are some rude people who just try to bogard when the festivities are about to begin:mad: and trust me I make sure they hear it.:laughing:

kirstenb1
03-17-2010, 08:21 AM
OP :rotfl::rotfl:

marynvince
03-17-2010, 08:24 AM
too often, everywhere, people think they are the only ones in the world.
I would have had no problem telling the cool kid at the pool to kill the cigarette. I agree with the parade position, we'll get there early to get a front spot and I'll sit down. I'm the guy that is 6'4" and would be blocking the little kid. As a tall person, I do take exception if I am several back in the crowd and someone behind can't see over me, just cause I'm tall doesn't mean I have to be at the very back of the bus.

bwvBound
03-17-2010, 08:58 AM
@7: Owner's Locker!

DISNEY FIX
03-17-2010, 09:43 AM
sorry, have to disagre about the parade as well - Ive tried the 'let kids get in front of me" for a curb spot I waited an a hour for so I could try for some great pictures - what happens - the kids have the glow and the dark toys and their toys are in all my pictures!

the problem I have w. this is that I believe USUALLY the situation is like this:

1. adults find a front row spot early for a parade well in advance.

2. LATER, much closer to the parade start time, people w. kids come up trying to get a spot, see that all the front row spots are taken, and then begin trying to put their kids in front of strangers and don't care how the kids behave.

to the OP, I'm not saying you did this, just that I've seen it happen too many times to count.


That is a fact! Parents get upset when I took the time to stake out a place early and put up with all the baloney :headache:my kids dish out while waiting for the parade then they come by and want in on our spot.That is very nerny and will be told so.:goodvibes

BLLB
03-17-2010, 09:49 AM
OP-cracked me up! Great post.

Anjelica
03-17-2010, 09:59 AM
Great post - I like your humor:thumbsup2

I can't imagine standing for a parade if I have front row (which we usually do since we get there about 60 minutes or so before a parade). I like to sit and enjoy.

Now if I could only get those people who turn my original spot from 2 adults with 2 children sitting on our laps or in front to literally barely enough room for 1.5 adults as they squish us then we might be ok.

dsneygirl
03-17-2010, 10:03 AM
@ #5 when I see that family, I strategically let others go ahead of us in line so we are not in the same boat, safari truck, etc ;)

iwrbnd
03-17-2010, 10:06 AM
Oh, teens acting too cool for everybody really burns me! I have some teens that try this and it makes me grow horns out of my head! I'll warn them that satanic mommy is coming out and they usually straighten up!:rotfl2:

Crystal_27
03-17-2010, 10:07 AM
Chris, thank you so much for the (much needed) laugh this morning. :rotfl2: Glad that your trip (even with its moments) was good. :goodvibes

TagsMissy
03-17-2010, 10:15 AM
So here's the disclaimer - we've had a GREAT week here and tomorrow we head home!

No real complaints at all - a bit of rain the first couple of days but we had the ponchos and a plan so it didn't slow us down at all (plus kept the crowd low :)

But with every trip the wife and I have a few moments which we find incredulous (nothing to ruin the day much less the trip) and these are the top 7....


6. Seriously. The Suite Life is ALWAYS on TV? You're Disney! You have DECADES of shows and movies to choose from and you chose THIS to air in the rooms non-stop??? I'd rather see the infomercials from that dude selling appliances. (Seriously, I miss that infomercial)



4. Hannah Montana every other hour on TV in the room? See #6.


Ok - so a week here and that is the worst of it all which just goest to show it was a great week! Plus now I feel better for my mini-rant. Thanks for indulging me.

- Chris

:rotfl::rotfl2::lmao::thumbsup2

I am with you and believe me.... more than once we heard my brother tell my niece -- "We paid a lot of money on airfare and tickets to come with your Auntie and Uncle to WDW. You can watch Zach when we get home!" or the famous, "I've seen this episode at least 30 times and that must mean you've seen it 100... lets go!"

:happytv::rotfl:

bumbershoot
03-17-2010, 01:31 PM
Is it really too much to ask that you keep your "Lord of the Flies" parenting style on hold till ya get back home?

:rotfl: You should put that in your signature. :)



So how big are the coffee cups? How many ounces do they hold?


Parades...I have a kid...I would never ever think that he should get to go in front of anyone. I've never sent him to stand in front of others who got there before me. I also don't allow him to be put on shoulders (one time my brother and I were elsewhere and we met DH and DS at the parade at Disneyland, and DH had him on his shoulders, I was aghast b/c there were people behind DH who now couldn't see because of the huge profile they were making). I have been known to hold DS on my hip, which means he's about the same height as I am, and that's as far as I'll go. I figure, if we have tall people in front of us, we should move. I'm only 5'3", so I'm used to not being able to see, even if "normal" height people are standing in front of me...

Brian Noble
03-17-2010, 01:52 PM
I hereby nominate this as Thread Of The Year.

"I've seen this episode at least 30 times and that must mean you've seen it 100... lets go!"

My kids do *exactly* the same thing. In the past, we've not put much of a limit on TV during vacation, but we do at home. After our most recent trip of having our children be total TVaholics, we've decided that some limits will be in order going forward.

Parades...I have a kid...I would never ever think that he should get to go in front of anyone.
I guess I didn't read that in the OP's post. It seems to be customary that the guests "on the rope" for a parade generally sit so the "second row" also has a good view. Younger kids might not, but adults usually do. At least, they mostly have when I've been paying attention. I believe that's all the OP was asking.

Chuck S
03-17-2010, 02:09 PM
A reminder that the DVC Boards do not allow smoking discussions. I am not going to edit or delete the existing posts in this thread, but please do not make further comments on the subject.

dizneygib
03-17-2010, 02:16 PM
Item #2 I sooooo agree with. It shocks me everytime we watch a parade and adults that get to the curb side early and don't let children in front of them to see the parade. I usually park our stroller across the curb before the parade that way once the parade starts I can usually fit about six kids in front so they can see (not my children either).
We were at Mk this christmas, got to main st. 1/2 hour before the parade. There was an older couple beside on the curb (sitting). Another family came wit young children, and stood behind them (since their kids were tall enough to see over the adults). Once the parade started the adults stood up blocking the view of the youngesters. I asked them if they could sit down or let the kids in front of the where they could sit, and this couple rudely barked at me saying I should have been there earlier. I replied my kids are beside you on the curb, I just trying to make this magicial for all the other kids.
They refused,,so we did our best to squeese them in front of us. Some people I tell you have no manners.




Soooo mean. We always look around us to make sure the kids can see :sad2:

toniosmom
03-17-2010, 02:54 PM
The cups are miniscule, aren't they??? I commented about them as well on my Kidani review earlier today. Someone mentioned packing those disposable cups with the lid (so you can take it with you on the bus) and I thought that was a good alternative.

I agree about the TV. Why don't they broadcast the Disney Family Movies channel? I love Phineas and Ferb, but I had enough of it last week. How about some programming for the grownups? The kids are brought there by the adults in their lives, aren't they? I don't see any school age children traveling there by themselves.

bumbershoot
03-17-2010, 03:20 PM
I guess I didn't read that in the OP's post. It seems to be customary that the guests "on the rope" for a parade generally sit so the "second row" also has a good view. Younger kids might not, but adults usually do. At least, they mostly have when I've been paying attention. I believe that's all the OP was asking.

Oh, it was more of a response to the conversation that happened later. :)

I also usually assume that people sitting will stand at some point, guess it just comes from being short and having bad luck! :upsidedow

Happy Birthday Cat
03-17-2010, 05:19 PM
Excellent post OP. Nice mixture of serious and funny. You have my compliments (which do not come very often).

HBC

canabrits2
03-17-2010, 05:50 PM
Hilarious and oh so true.... all of it, especially the hot tub, pool and bbq....and the parade crashers. Sending you good vibes.

Don't you wish, just sometimes, that you were somewhat telepathic and you could send your mental messages of irritation and disbelief to these people's brains through the airwaves, but they wouldn't know who was sending it?

or that you had a Go-Go-Gadget extend-a-arm to reach out and slap them from great distances??


No, I haven't been drinking tonight....

djmeen
03-17-2010, 09:23 PM
Excellent post OP. Nice mixture of serious and funny. You have my compliments (which do not come very often).

HBC

Thanks for the compliment! Had fun posting it as well - we did indeed have a great trip. Just some of those odd little moments which add color and dimension to any trip!

Buckeye Fan
03-17-2010, 09:59 PM
OP-cracked me up! Great post.

Ditto! Loved it. :rotfl:

Disney_Mama
03-18-2010, 06:00 AM
Another.... Loved it!

djmeen
03-18-2010, 10:31 AM
@ #5 when I see that family, I strategically let others go ahead of us in line so we are not in the same boat, safari truck, etc ;)

Ya know - this is a great idea. I will say that in this case, we thought we'd left them behind us in the line when all of a sudden, while we're right at the front of the line behind 5 people, these folks come pushing past us to join that group in front of us.

So actually, there's strike three on bad behaviors in a single ride (climbing on the cannon - strike one, pushing past us in line without saying excuse me or we're with that group - sorry!, etc, and then standing up on ride and splashing water back on the boat - this after one of the adults in the group was throwing water at the kids from a water bottle).

So indeed we should have milled around and let these yahoos have their own boat!

Dizny Dad
03-18-2010, 11:04 AM
A reminder that the DVC Boards do not allow smoking discussions. . . . . . . . .

Where is that listed? I looked in the Board Guidelines and a few other places. I found other topics or actions listed that were not allowed or would cause a thread or user to be removed, but nothing on _moking.

Don't mind following the rules, just want a clear vision of them.

Ronald Duck
03-18-2010, 11:32 AM
Where is that listed? I looked in the Board Guidelines and a few other places. I found other topics or actions listed that were not allowed or would cause a thread or user to be removed, but nothing on _moking.

Don't mind following the rules, just want a clear vision of them.

Same here:confused3

thepops
03-18-2010, 11:58 AM
6. Seriously. The Suite Life is ALWAYS on TV? You're Disney! You have DECADES of shows and movies to choose from and you chose THIS to air in the rooms non-stop??? I'd rather see the infomercials from that dude selling appliances. (Seriously, I miss that infomercial)


4. Hannah Montana every other hour on TV in the room? See #6.



It's the same reason the resorts in vegas don't put anything good on. They don't want you hanging out watching TV in the room. They want you out in the parks and stores spending more $$. :rolleyes1

Chuck S
03-18-2010, 01:58 PM
Where is that listed? I looked in the Board Guidelines and a few other places. I found other topics or actions listed that were not allowed or would cause a thread or user to be removed, but nothing on _moking.

Don't mind following the rules, just want a clear vision of them.

Same here:confused3

Smoking threads and discussions have not been allowed on the DVC boards since all WDW resorts went non-smoking, as it is a Disney-wide policy, not a DVC specific policy. Prior to that, the topic was confined to a single thread, like we do with occupancy discussions.

skylynx
03-18-2010, 02:29 PM
About parades...anyone who has been to Disney more than once knows the deal...if you want prime parade seating, you pay the price of parking yourself there early and just cope with your antsy kids and the monkey butt you'll get from sitting so long on the concrete. If your stroller is taking up half of Orange County, so be it...you earned the right to be there by sacrificing park time for a good parade watching spot. But DO NOT come up with your kids at the last minute and shove them in front of me with their 3 foot diameter balloons and light up shoes and spinning wands etc because one of the reasons I queued up so early when I'd much rather be on Splash Mountain was to have nothing in front of me. I'm probably trying to take pictures. And I will be sitting down so those behind me can see. I love kids. Have two. And when they were parade age, we bit the bullet and sat and waited sometimes an hour on that hard concrete so they could have an unobstructed view, too. I'm not heartless: I have on many occasions taken pity on some poor kids whose parents wanted them to have a front row seat but didn't want to wait for it and invited them to come in front of us or squished over to make room. But it should not be the expectation that every adult should automatically defer to let any kid (or group of kids) park themselves in front of you. In my view of the world, adults aren't rude for not allowing you to thrust your child(ren) in front of them...you are rude for expecting other people who have waited a long, boring time to just let you waltz up at the last minute and give your kids princess seating. Just my opinion...your own mileage may vary.

About the hot tubs...I don't know which is worse...the cavalier conversation of teens whose futures are so bright they have to wear shades or what is often the case (in our recent experiences) where the hot tub becomes a kiddie pool with little kids jumping in and out (just when you are trying to soothe your monkey butt from sitting on the concrete so long waiting for the parade) and, from our personal collection of hot tub horrors...some mother who was floating her eight month-or-so old baby in one of those baby swim rings like an onion ring cooking in a FryDaddy. I made a polite suggestion that maybe the water might be too hot for her baby. The mom said she didn't think it was too hot since her baby was not crying. At AKL and VWL I think one of the hot tubs at each place is supposed to be adults-only after a certain hour, but both are usually loaded with young kids (still at the jumping in and splashing around age). We will almost always leave rather than make a scene or appoint ourselves police. It's just a shame, though, because it would be really nice to just sit in a relatively quiet hot tub without screeching and splashing and constant jumping in and out.

My teenage daughter is headed to WDW this Saturday with a couple busloads of her fellow band members to march in a parade in MK on Wednesday. No fear of them, though...they are staying off property! The rest of the family is flying down and will be at VWL. Hope the ducks are still swimming in the pool. One of my favorite WL features. That's enough crabbing for one post...like complaining of truffles.

Dizny Dad
03-18-2010, 03:39 PM
Smoking threads and discussions have not been allowed on the DVC boards since all WDW resorts went non-smoking, as it is a Disney-wide policy, not a DVC specific policy. Prior to that, the topic was confined to a single thread, like we do with occupancy discussions.

That's cool, I have no problem with that, but the comment was made as if someone had overlooked a stated policy, not something that we were just suppose to know.

WDW doesn't allow alot of things. I assume we should not discuss those either . . .

dianeschlicht
03-18-2010, 03:44 PM
I totally agree about the hot tubs!! Frankly, I'd like them to not allow anyone under 12 in the hot tubs. Maybe by that age they are at least too big to jump in without being hurt. Frankly, I do NOT want to be in a hot tub with a diaper age child anyway. I don't care if they do have a swim diaper on. It just isn't something I think any adult should be exposed to, and it certainly is not healthy for a baby to be floating around in the hot water!

While we are on the topic of bugaboos at WDW, on our recent trip (we were there for the better part of two weeks and came home yesterday), we decided that there are certain things that have become like weapons in the parks. One is the giant strollers that people push into the backs of your heals or run over your toes with. The second would be the mamoth back packs that stick out a full 2 feet from the wearer. I saw several people get taken out by those with a quick turn, and I learned to brace when I had one in front of me. I'm not sure why some folks feel they need to take their entire wardrobe and a full meal for 12 to the parks each day!:confused3

Brian Noble
03-18-2010, 08:27 PM
or that you had a Go-Go-Gadget extend-a-arm to reach out and slap them from great distances??
On another board, we were talking about the value of the paid "front of the line" perks, such as Universal's Express, or Sea World's QuickQueue. I would gladly pay a non-trivial sum of money for a device that would let me deliver a mild electric shock to the five most "worthy" guests in a day.

Dizny Dad
03-19-2010, 05:44 AM
. . . . . . . . I would gladly pay a non-trivial sum of money for a device that would let me deliver a mild electric shock to the five most "worthy" guests in a day.

:banana:

toniosmom
03-19-2010, 10:45 AM
I have a 5 year old son who loves the hot tubs. However, he has been taught (by me) that he is to just SIT there, not splash, not swim, not going under, and certainly not jumping in. If a young child sits there (like any other adult would), I don't see a problem with him/her being there, with an adult of course. No child should ever be in a hot tub without their parent/guardian present. I do not allow him to stay in the hot tub for more than 5-10 minutes, either.

However, I DO take exception to babies. I don't care if they are not crying. Hot tubs are TOO hot for diaper-age children, PERIOD. Here is just one comment I found on the topic:

The hot temperature in a hot tub also poses danger to small children. A child's skin is much thinner and burns more quickly than an adult's skin. Since the skin of children is not able to regulate temperature as quickly as adults, it puts children at an increased risk for dehydration and overheating. Children have been severely scalded by hot water in a hot tub. It is usually recommended that children under the age of 5 not be allowed in hot tubs because of their sensitive skin and the potential safety risks of a hot tub for children that age. Children between 5 and 12 years of age must be taught safety rules when in a hot tub.

When are some parents going to wake up? When their baby is scalded???

alldiz
03-19-2010, 11:16 AM
love your post.....

I forgot about that guy.......he had us in stitches.....bringy:happytv: back the appliance guy:happytv:

Brian Noble
03-19-2010, 11:53 AM
He's all over youtube.

"White porcelain!"

skylynx
03-19-2010, 12:24 PM
Are you talking about the Appliance Direct guy who was noted for such quotations as:

"Do you know how to tell a good quality dishwasher from a poor quality dishwaser? Put a cake in it!"

"Your refrigerator will sound like there is a 747 in your kitchen" (why would you want that?)

"How can you tell a quality stove from one that is just junk? Chicken and a fan!"

"Never mind about Energy Star appliances. Ours are Energy Angel."

and "buying appliances anywhere else is just wacky-nu-nu."

He entertained my entire family during a pre-cruise stay, and we've followed him on youtube, as well. Must be the same guy. He wears a t-shirt which says "I Love Refrigerators." Enough said.

Waltsworld
03-19-2010, 12:33 PM
There are so many positives on my trips to Walt Disney World, that I really find it difficult to focus in on anything negatives.

Brian Noble
03-19-2010, 08:08 PM
and "buying appliances anywhere else is just wacky-nu-nu."
That's him. Awesome! He just says "You're in Florida" to me, every time I see him.

alldiz
03-20-2010, 06:07 AM
That's him. Awesome! He just says "You're in Florida" to me, every time I see him.

Exactly.....it was either Stacey or the appliance guy....appliance guy always won:happytv:
I will have to look him up on youtube.....he is seriously funny.....wonder if that is what he is going for;)

ddhoeg
03-20-2010, 05:30 PM
Thanks for the laughs OP. LOVED IT!

Alexander
03-20-2010, 05:41 PM
I LOVE the OP's first post! Everything was taken light-hearted! There are so many times DH and I look at each other, shake our heads, and laugh at some of the things we see in WDW. The phrase "some people" doesn't even come close to describing some of what we've seen! I'll have to tell him we are going to jot down our "huh?" moments and rank them next time!

djmeen
03-20-2010, 08:56 PM
I LOVE the OP's first post! Everything was taken light-hearted! There are so many times DH and I look at each other, shake our heads, and laugh at some of the things we see in WDW. The phrase "some people" doesn't even come close to describing some of what we've seen! I'll have to tell him we are going to jot down our "huh?" moments and rank them next time!

Alexander (and DDHOEG) glad you enjoyed my list :wave2:

As ya'll mentioned - our trip was great. Loved it. These were just those little weird (thus the term "huh") moments that my wife and I will recall at some point when we're looking at pics of the trip and share a little laugh.

Looking forward to seeing other folks little lists of "huh" moments in the future :thumbsup2

cymomtx
03-21-2010, 11:39 AM
Just got back yesterday, after being at SSR from Saturday to Friday. I did notice the lifeguards at the main pool pointing out the smoking areas to people around the pool.

Also, we decided, that next time we are going to rent a stroller to just protect ourselves from the demonic parents that use strollers as weapons. We got run over by so many purposefully it was ridiculous. It was like "I have a stroller, get out of my way!!"

And yes, the coffee cups are way too small.

jpeka65844
03-21-2010, 11:49 AM
Also, we decided, that next time we are going to rent a stroller to just protect ourselves from the demonic parents that use strollers as weapons. We got run over by so many purposefully it was ridiculous. It was like "I have a stroller, get out of my way!!"


Perhaps.....BUT I noticed on our last trip that people without strollers would cut in front of me, not realizing that I was pushing another 3 feet of equipment. Then THEY get mad b/c I ram them with my stroller?? It's like trying to cross railroad tracks at the last possible second, getting hit by a train, and then being mad at the train for not being able to stop. :scared1:

And I admit, I probably nicked my share of ankles. I tried to apologize every time I did it and would usually say "I'm so sorry! I try SO HARD not to do that!" And I really do try!

Luckily, our stroller is small and lightweight. I feel for the families that bring their SUV strollers along! I couldn't handle that!!! Then I'd really be an (unintentional) menace!!

cymomtx
03-21-2010, 12:13 PM
There were the polite stroller pushers, then there was the dad after the parade who had to go to the restroom, and took no hostages. He did not want to wait in line at the baby care station at Main Street, so he headed towards Adventure Land. That is the type of person I'm talking about.

WDWMom
03-21-2010, 12:16 PM
As for children in hot tubs, I was told years ago that sitting in a hot tub for extended peroids were bad for the male reproductive organs. So, if you want grandchildren someday, remember your little swimmers may not have such great swimmers when they are adults.

Brian Noble
03-21-2010, 01:24 PM
OT, but hot tubs have only a temporary effect on male fertility.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/18/health/18real.html

rynosmom
03-22-2010, 06:08 PM
#7 is on the top of my list...those cups were about 3oz tops....