Rude Rude Rude

Discussion in 'The DIS Unplugged Podcast' started by nevergrowup826, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. Queen2PrincessG

    Queen2PrincessG DIS Veteran

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    There are multiple issues 1. You have people penny pinching and skimping so much to afford to come to Disney, that they are now miserable walking in, this vacation is EVERYTHING. It HAS to be perfect and they should have everything they want because otherwise what was this sacrifice for? 2. People as a whole have become more impatient and more narcissistic. They don't believe the rules apply to them. They don't care about those around them, it about their family. 3. Technology has caused a real disconnection in personal relationships. Think about the people who will give over their phone or give their kids tablets versus talking with them, playing a hand game or just being in the moment as a family.
     
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  2. SoarinSC

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    For me it's just something I accept as being part of the experience. It can be annoying when you're tired from a long day or a lack of sleep..but it's nothing that's ever ruined my vacation. Gotta pay the devil his due when you're having fun.
     
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  4. Sue M

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    Fireworks and Castle shows are high up, I doubt anyone’s view would be obstructed. But in some indoor shows I find myself having to look around someone’s ears. Some people don’t mind having an obstructed view of screen, some do. I’m average height. So I take my ears off in indoor shows, I find it easy to slip them on & off, no big deal to me.
    I don’t intentionally sit behind someone leaving their ears on, I try to sit towards the back with a few empty rows in front of me. Sometimes they fill up though. I don’t think people are being intentionally rude, they just don’t think about it.
     
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  5. cschaaf

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    Reminds me of a George Carlin joke:
    Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
     
  6. luvthemouse71

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    We took a day trip to the Bronx zoo last weekend and some people were rude there too. It’s everywhere these days..
     
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  7. evilqueenmindy

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    I was at a wedding recently where they announced before the procession that they ceremony was to be “unplugged” and please do not take pictures or video during the procession or ceremony. (Reception was fine)

    Out of the crowd of about 80 people, at least 20 filmed or took photos of the procession or parts of the ceremony.

    People don’t listen anywhere.
     
  8. KC Mouse

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    First of all Disney World is no place for kids!
    Next the only time we can go is in the summer so its crazy hot, crowded and the most expensive time of the year.
     
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  9. DVC_Dad_Canada

    DVC_Dad_Canada Mouseketeer

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    ... and get off my lawn.

    People aren't getting any worse, you're just getting older and noticing it more.
     
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  10. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    I don't agree. I believe people are worse. They are more entitled than ever before. Comes along with everyone getting a trophy for just showing up, and mommy and daddy making sure their little Prince or Princess doesn't learn any of the harsh truths of life. When their bedrooms are cleaned for them, and they never lift a finger around the house it is no surprise tables are left looking like a pig sty and people are pushed out of the way. What, my little Princess wait in line???
     
  11. SorcererHeidi

    SorcererHeidi Sorcerer please cast forever love spell for me

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    @maxiesmom - I totally, heartily (and VERY sadly) agree. And I'll add that the little Princes/Princesses of yesterday are growing up to be the entitled Kings and Queens of today and beyond. Again, very sadly.
     
  12. Bostonbeans99

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    Has anyone ever seen Disney CM or security ever get involved in a family or children misbehaving? I don't mean where there is a complaint or a fight but where perhaps they were back watching a camera & took action?

    I ask because I am thinking unless life or limb is involved they do nothing.
    My family was at Toy Story Mania where a sibling family of 4 ( two girls about 15 & 14 were with their 9 & 10 yr old out of control brothers. The boys were not only "jokingly" pushing each other in a crowded line but climbing up on the game pieces!!! No one from Disney ever appeared and I was shocked!
    Eventually my husband who was behind them and another guy who was in front of them told them to settle down. (this after the boys ran into people)

    I was miffed thinking somewhere in the park are their parents happily away from these kids......knowing full well that they don't listen to their sisters and shouldn't be away from them.
     
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  13. GovieMom

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    Totally agree with this:sad2:
     
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  14. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    I'm unfortunately being proven right on another thread where one poster is insisting their kids can blow bubbles wherever they wish in the park, common courtesy be darned! To partially quote people who don't like it should suck it up. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Dezign

    Dezign Earning My Ears

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    Well...I don't usually comment on threads like this, mostly I just lurk, anyway. I know this is a fairly old post, too, but I'm fairly sure things have not improved.

    I'm afraid the self-entitled, HOORAY FOR ME AND THE H*LL WITH YOU attitude is prevalent everywhere, not just WDW. (We just notice it more there because we are crammed in with so many other people at WDW.) Just this morning I read a PTR by a woman that breezily commented on how she will be buying the early-bird pre-boarding fee for Southwest Airlines for herself and her two children, aged 10 and 12, so that they will be guaranteed seats together, and also, "that way I can save a seat for my husband, whose employer won't pay for that". :sad2: So...she evidently believes her purchase of three early bird fares entitles her to four early bird fares. The saddest part is that she sees nothing whatsoever wrong with doing so.

    I'm fighting the impulse to comment that, hey, you could always purchase the fare upgrade yourselves, and oh by the way, your children are watching you.

    The irony: Recently, on a trip on SWA despite purchasing the early bird fare for herself and her children, my daughter and the children (aged 6 and 9) were separated on the flight--- because so many people were saving seats for those they were traveling with that did not want the added expense of the early bird fare. Two would purchase and save seats for an additional three, etc. Quite ridiculous and absurdly rude.

    Our family finds WDW to be a lot of fun and the place of many happy memories--and also a bit of a trial. Because I was raised to respect the rules, authority, and other people-- and since I raised my children likewise, we find the behavior of many ppl to be shocking and depressing. We would never save seats (or curb space) for those not there. If they want to sit with us, or see the parade, show, etc., then make the time to get there early like everyone else that would like a decent view. Otherwise, stand in the back.

    Its. Just. That. Simple.

    The challenge, of course, is to not allow other ppl's bad behavior to effect you or your enjoyment or your vacation/commute/trip to the grocery store/gym/other public space. To do that it is necessary to ignore, ignore, ignore, and to not respond in kind. Praying is also helpful.:sunny:

    If not downright essential.
     
  16. NuttyDisneyDad

    NuttyDisneyDad Disney veteran

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    For every person on here condemning other guests for rude behavior...... i guarantee that you have done something that other guests have noticed....... people in glass houses......
     
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  17. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    Or you could look at it as we all need reminders of what not to do.
     
  18. NuttyDisneyDad

    NuttyDisneyDad Disney veteran

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    You are exactly correct.... ALL of us do... I bet that every guest who has walked through those turnstiles has done something that another guest would deem inappropriate. We are all at fault
     
  19. Dezign

    Dezign Earning My Ears

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    Surely, an intelligent person can differentiate between a faux pas which regretfully inconveniences a fellow park guest, and a pattern of thinking that leads one to conduct themselves as if they are, in fact, the exact center of the universe? The assumptive statement that we "all" think we are the center of the universe, thus we are "all" guilty of behaving habitually rudely is incorrect, I hope. I'd like to believe some of us have been taught to think of others as at least as important as ourselves.

    "We are all at fault" as a presumptive statement seems a bit much, but if the impetus behind making the above statements is that extending grace to others is a good thing to do, because after all, we may sometimes need it ourselves, then I certainly agree. My 18 month old grandson may sometimes be a pill in a restaurant and so I tend to be forgiving of toddler tantrums in public--which is not quite the same as habitually behaving as an inconsiderate boor.

    But I am reminded of why I tend to lurk more than post, particularly on "controversial" threads such as anything regarding decent public behavior.

    And condemnation doesn't enter into the thing. I am not their judge nor jury. I didn't raise them, and I don't condemn them. They condemn themselves.
     
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  20. NuttyDisneyDad

    NuttyDisneyDad Disney veteran

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    I do not think saying we are all at fault is too much at all. What Im saying is I just get frustrated on here when I read about holier than thou people condemning strangers behavior when Im sure they are not Mother Teresa themselves....
     
  21. Queen2PrincessG

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    Common sense and decency and heck a regard for people other than yourselves does not make anyone holier than thou. There are times were judgment is right, people should feel shame. Maybe if more people did that we would all be better off on multiple levels.
     

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