Trying to decide if people are clueless or rude. Last night at the 12:00 Hocus Pocus show we were standing near the statue of Walt and Mickey. Had a pretty good view. As I expected, near showtime it started to fill in. Not a big deal. Literally right as the show started, 3 very tall people ( in heels due to costumes) moved from their spot to stand right in front of us and our kids. Then holds up a huge video camera. I couldn’t believe it! Thankfully, a very nice woman saw it happen and called my kids over to her spot. I’d really like to believe she was just caught up in the moment but having a hard time believing she didn’t know she stood right in front of my kids.
Both clueless and rude: being oblivious to the needs of others IS rude. Common courtesy isn’t as common as it once was. I would have been quite vocal.
I wasn’t sure what to say. I was so surprised. That show wasn’t nearly as crowded as the others. There was space behind us.
It’s just selfish and unfortunately it seems to get getting worse everywhere. I used to hope things like this were clueless issues, but it’s not, it’s just complete selfishness. I am having more and more of a problem biting my tongue when I see it too.
Both, sorry to say.
Rude and clueless people S**K!!! Sorry, things like this really bother me.
This is similar to a situation I had to explain to a fellow traveler while loading the bus. He was shocked people would just walk up last second via the side and attempt to board before all the people that had been waiting the whole time. I told him to unfortunately expect such behavior at WDW, but that he could always use his formative frame (he was a larger fit man) to “accidentally” block such rude people
That and just not let it ruin his day, as stuff like that can def derail your good time if you let it.
i noticed it at the parade yesterday as well. We staked our our spot for the late parade about 45 min early in Liberty. As the parade starts a man pushes his kids up to get in front pushing our kids back. I gave him an evil look and pushed mine right back in front. We adults were standing back so the kids could see. I would have had no problem if he had asked if his kids could come up. But I had a huge problem with him pushing ours out of the way.
You forgot to add “entitled”. Clearly they thought they were entitled to the best spot on the street no matter who was waiting there before them. After all, didn’t you and your kids save that spot just for them? So… clueless, rude and entitled.
Rude. Just rude. There are so many examples of that any more that we could crash this server trying to document them all.
I have the opposite problem. I don’t tolerate rudeness or discourtesy exceptionally well.
All of the above can be rolled into the term entitled selfishness. Sadly, I’ve pretty much given up on castle shows and fireworks at the MK because of this. My last attempt, which was the straw that broke the camel’s back was for Wishes. I (uncharacteristically) staked out a place most of an hour ahead so I could get some good FW pictures. Literally as the lights were dimming a couple forced themselves right in front of me; he was over 6 feet tall and she was wearing some weird-ass feather thing on her head. I very politely told them that I had been there for an hour and they were completely blocking my view. The woman turned around and said, nastily, “Sounds like your problem to me”. She then slid in closer to her husband so any view I might have had between their head was now blocked.
And don’t even get me started on people who hold iPads up over their heads so they can film shows/FW/ parades…
I’ll add “sneaky” to ^descriptions. We’ve had people try to sidle in sneakily on bus, also. So, I step sort of in front of them, so they can’t board (while fam looks at me in horror haha)- then I give them the hairy eyeball.
They must know the next step, which would be my comment. So far, knock on wood, I haven’t had to go to that extreme haha.
The best part is the phony innocent look on their faces, like- oh, were you waiting for this bus? No, we were just hanging around, watching buses go by, jeesh.
I brought up a similar complaint a while back and the consensus here seemed to be that “nuts to your kids, the adults paid for their ticket too.”
My standard response to people like that is the height of your inconsideration is overwhelming.
Ugh. I’m at the point, we only do shows if we did a dessert party or I can snag VIP reserved viewing area. It’s just not worth the josteling and rudeness of other guests.
People are just too selfish nowadays. So frustrating!!!
Exactly why we hated MNSSHP. Being our first, we didn’t know what to expect and passed on the dessert parties. In retrospect, the dessert party would have made things more tolerable as we didn’t want to be fighting for a spot over an hour before parades/fireworks.
There was a discussion fairly recently where someone thought that kids should be allowed to go in front of adults who had been waiting just because they are small, and in that thread yes, many people didn’t agree that the adults should let the kids in because they had paid for their tickets and saved that spot. I don’t know if that was your complaint or someone else’s.
But the point was that it is always rude to push in front of people to steal their spot, adult or child.
Maybe, the one I remember were people complaining about kids misbehaving at Disney while ignoring the a-hole things adults did.