Idiot on Medusa (SFGAdv)

Monday, October 6, 2003 11:54 AM
Yesterday (10/5) an idiot and his son refused to leave Medusa when the ride ops told them the kid was too short. The man said he had a signed document saying they could go on the ride without meeting the height requirements. One of the ops said she couldn't let the man's son on the ride unless she had permission from her supervisor. When she called for her supervisor to come, the man said he had to go to the bathroom immediately to take diabetes medicine.

Those height restrictions are there for safety reasons. I think the man was so stupid for trying to endanger his son by putting him on the ride. He was such a jerk for thinking he was above the rules. Share your thoughts on this.

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Monday, October 6, 2003 11:59 AM
Well, your second paragraph says it all. It is amazing to me that some parents could willing do something to their kids that can put them in danger.

The ride operators did their jobs well.

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Monday, October 6, 2003 12:03 PM
That's amazing to you? After seeing yesterday (for the 1,000th time) a parent smoking in a closed car with one to three kids in the back seat, I'm not amazed by anything parents do anymore.

/never having kids

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Monday, October 6, 2003 12:23 PM
Oh no, not the smoking thing again. :(

I hope you're just as appalled when they feed them twinkies and processed foods.

More on topic: People don't tend to understand that while coasters and parks are one of the safest forms of entertainment/recreation, that it's that way because of the safety rules set in place. Not only does it show a lack of respect for the rides, it teaches that kid something (negative) about following rules and why some rules exist.

Some people just suck.

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Monday, October 6, 2003 12:32 PM
A signed document? LOL. As stupid as that sounds, seems it would be even more stupid to claim to have one and not expect the op to ask to see it.

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Monday, October 6, 2003 12:32 PM
Amen LG. You said it all.

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Monday, October 6, 2003 12:41 PM
Speaking of amazingly clueless parents, I was at the movies in Baltimore for a Saturday night showing of Underworld. This fool had his six-year old, and three-year old girls at this quite violent movie. During several parts, the little one was screaming and crying. As I myself have a three-year old daughter, it just made me furious that this parent (I use the term very loosely) would subject their young children to such disturbing material. I'll bet the poor kid has nightmares for months....

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Monday, October 6, 2003 1:59 PM
I mentioned this story in a previous thread, but thought I'd share it again since it applies:

The same thing happened to me when I was running the Whizzer a few years back. The man was screaming and yelling and wouldn't move. He yelled that we'd have to call in the marines to get him off the ride. Suddenly from somewhere in the line, a woman yelled, "Some people have NO class!"

I looked to see who it was, and it was my mother who was in the park with my little brother that day.

Yay Mom!

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Monday, October 6, 2003 1:59 PM
Alot of kids can take movies like that (i dought they are three) but when I was 5 I watched all kinds of stuff. Dumb they didnt leave when they started crying tho. Back to topic tho that guy was prety dumb him having papers summed that one up.......

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Monday, October 6, 2003 2:35 PM
Would you believe me if I told you that idiot was my dad and little brother tryin to get on medusa?

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Monday, October 6, 2003 2:44 PM
No.

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Monday, October 6, 2003 2:55 PM
If you guys don't ever believe the stuff that you hear about people in amusement parks it's time that you need to work for one. I have seen people puch other people down to the ground to get in front of them, start fist fights over line-jumping, and even threaten other park staff over there children being too small.....signed document? From who? that's such bull that.....guests acutually will tell you anything in order to break the rules...the best one I have ever heard is "well we know the owner (cedar point) and he said my child is plenty tall enough to ride this ride!" oh sure right.....as i look down at the child who is barely 3 years old. I am not saying that everyone who comes to the parks is stupid or ignorant...but come work with me for one day and one day only and see exactly what goes on.

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Monday, October 6, 2003 2:56 PM

TheRIckser said:
Alot of kids can take movies like that (i dought they are three) but when I was 5 I watched all kinds of stuff. Dumb they didnt leave when they started crying tho. Back to topic tho that guy was prety dumb him having papers summed that one up.......

Well that explains the incoherent chatter and bad spelling, by golly!!

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Monday, October 6, 2003 3:04 PM
*laughing

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Monday, October 6, 2003 3:18 PM
This wasn't at an amusement park but at the local haunted house i worked at, its been rated the scariest in New York.

A mom and her two kids came in, her little girl was SCREAMING her head off, she was terrified, and i heard the monsters ahead of my room sorta lay off, and then she comes to me, and i didn't want to damage the kid by scaring her and i just stood there, and she yelled, what the hell is the matter? you don't get in our damn faces anymore? i want my money back!"

Its not that we couldn't scary them but it wouldn't be right and I suggested to her to let her out, she wouldn't. Next room was the chainsaw room (which is a hallway outside, they left after that ;)

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Monday, October 6, 2003 3:28 PM
The stupidity of some people doesn't even surprise me anymore. For example the guy in NYC who got mauled by a tiger he had living in his tiny apartment....

Ride of Steel, that wouldn't happen to be at the Forest of Fear, would it?

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Monday, October 6, 2003 3:36 PM

EchoVictor said:
Speaking of amazingly clueless parents, I was at the movies in Baltimore for a Saturday night showing of Underworld. This fool had his six-year old, and three-year old girls at this quite violent movie. During several parts, the little one was screaming and crying. As I myself have a three-year old daughter, it just made me furious that this parent (I use the term very loosely) would subject their young children to such disturbing material. I'll bet the poor kid has nightmares for months....

I've got you beat. A single mother brought her daughter (looked to be about 6-8 years old) to the opening day of Freddy vs. Jason, they sat in front of me. I honestly wanted to tap the mother's back and slap her in the face as she turned around and ask "Do you have any idea what this movie will do to your little girl?"

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Monday, October 6, 2003 6:41 PM
My favorite line I've heard a couple of times at Krypton Comet (Chaos) at SFA, is "but he/she is (insert age here). Or, "he/she has ridden it before. Rule number one on the operator's panel is "No one under 48 inches is allowed to ride". No one gets past me:)
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Tuesday, October 7, 2003 12:29 AM

kRaXLeRidAh said:
I've got you beat. A single mother brought her daughter (looked to be about 6-8 years old) to the opening day of Freddy vs. Jason, they sat in front of me. I honestly wanted to tap the mother's back and slap her in the face as she turned around and ask "Do you have any idea what this movie will do to your little girl?"

What bothers me even more about this: I would assume that the woman is probably a single mother or has a husband that was out doing whatever else, she couldn't find a sitter, so she brought her kid to the movie with her. Now, I can understand this for a *good* horror movie, like Alien, but for Freddy vs. Jason?!? For the love of $DIETY, and all that is holy, Freddy vs. Jason?!?!? Someone actually wanted to see that so bad that she still took her kid when she coudln't find someone to watch her?

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Tuesday, October 7, 2003 2:31 AM
There was a mention in entertainment weekly a few months back about a screening of Unfaithful involving a few youngsters. Although my thinking would lead me to believe that exposing kids to sex on screen (something that is, after all, a natural thing) as opposed to gratuitous violence and gore would be slightly less disturbing for a kid. Although, you know, still.
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