So what is the "proper" clientle?

Friday, July 28, 2006 4:53 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar ^That would be the cell phone, Bear. Just ask Gator how much I like to talk on it at parks. ;) Don't worry, I don't talk on it while riding coasters like I see some people do from time to time.

-Tina

*** Edited 7/28/2006 8:53:53 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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Friday, July 28, 2006 5:18 PM
rollergator's avatar ^ Just EVERY other waking moment...

Can cell phones be considered with food, alcohol, and drugs, as an addiction? Is there a 12-step program? I use mine about as often as I dial 911... ;)

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Friday, July 28, 2006 7:15 PM
I think the people complaining about teens in amusement parks need to relax, take their prescriptions, and remember that once, they were probably exuberant teens themselves. I've never seen any more truly heinous behavior at parks than the average stroll downtown, so I guess I miss the problem. I hate to say it, but I wonder how many people around here see young people in white tees, bandanas and hats, with grillz and such and automatically think "he's trouble, watch your wallet Stacy".

Altho, with that said, I saw a fistfight at the Pavillion the summer I worked there. Two little drunk dudes, I guess the first one threw the second one's baseball in the milkcrate game or something.

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Saturday, July 29, 2006 12:42 AM
When I was a teen, I was respectful, I would wait on lines and I wouldn't bother anyone.

I like the term "Common Curtesy."

I was at Kennywood last summer, and the park was FILLED with teens, as it was a night of high school marching bands. I wish these kids were part of my local community. They were polite, enthusuastic, and (to be honest) pretty good musicians. (I think one kid ASKED me if he could get in front of us to be with his friends directly in front of us on the Jack-Rabbitt. No sweat. He was wearing the same school shirt and he asked very nicely. I would say there was 1 adult chaperone for every five kids.

What bothers me the most about SOME Park Peeps are people who intentionally go out of their way to make thier presence known.

There's no reason for T-shirts with swear words - or cussin' in front of children. That's not only at parks, but at the mall too. I won't use those words in front of YOUR kids, but that falls under common curtesy.

If you are part of a large group, enter the que as a group.

If you are not having a good time, don't ruin our good time.


Here's To Shorter Lines & Longer Trip Reports!

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Saturday, July 29, 2006 12:54 AM
Richie, that was an awesome post. Thank you for the insightful and well thought out words you shared with us. I couldn't agree with you more.

You give courtsey to get courtsey. It's the Golden Rule.

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Saturday, July 29, 2006 1:24 AM
Tonight, I just saw a guy talking on his cell phone while riding ON the log flume at Knoebels. Not in line, but actually on the ride when it makes the turn in front of the observation deck before the final lift hill. I'm too nice to drop a quarter into the slot to make the geyser spray him, but not that nice to keep me from thinking he'd deserve it.
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Saturday, July 29, 2006 1:27 AM
Ah...don't we all have feelings. But it's how we act on them that determines maturity.

(The "Snoozefest" wasn't exciting enough to interupt his conversation)


Here's To Shorter Lines & Longer Trip Reports!

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Saturday, July 29, 2006 5:30 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar I have never had a problem with teenagers other than line jumping and smoking, which are two pet peeves of mine.

Actually, I can't stand those basketballs either, especially when they are running down the crowded midways with them.

Overall though, I have seen the parents act more immature and disrespectful than their kids. It makes you wonder just WHO needs babysitting. ;)

-Tina

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Saturday, July 29, 2006 11:36 PM
^Why just stop there? Why not overall etiquette? I would be happy if people could just have manners, period. Oh and I would be happy if people in Illinois learned how to drive, but that is a whole 'nother story.
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Saturday, July 29, 2006 11:45 PM
rollergator's avatar ROFL Swoosh....my new sig came about after spending nearly four hours just getting thru South Carolina....sheesh!

You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Saturday, July 29, 2006 11:46 PM
Wow, that's amazing! A WHOLE state that can't drive? Guess I need to move to a state where EVERYONE drives well (by my standards of course). Which state is that? Missouri? HA!

I've lived all over the country. I've found idiotic drivers everywhere I've been. I don't think anything's isolated within state borders.

After living in Illinois for 10 months now, I can't really tell ANY difference to the other side of the big river. Other than the fact that it's far less stressful.


Yeah is Good!
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Saturday, July 29, 2006 11:54 PM
Illinois Driver (n):

Pronunciation: "i-l&-'noi drI-v&r

1. a particular species of driver that is a member or temporary resident of Illinois who cannot drive a constant speed. Also said species of driver is usually afraid of curves, hills, and State Police. see also flatlander and Illinoying and Illinois Temp Plate.


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Sunday, July 30, 2006 12:03 AM
Because the drivers of MO are not afraid of curves, hills and state police?

I guess they're used to it with all their big mountains. These signs are common in MO, right?

http://www.geocities.com/mapguygk07/Misc/Truckers/index.htm

I have always found it amusing how midwesterners can't get by without making fun of every state they share a border with. IMO Missouri is nothing more than half Iowa and half Arkansas, just with bigger cities.


Yeah is Good!
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Sunday, July 30, 2006 9:54 AM
And the ones with the cell phones, etc., on the rides are the same ones that complain (loudly) when one gets dropped, either a) causing the ride to be shut down due to something on the track, or b) upset because they have to wait until closing for the thing to be retrieved, or c) causing an accident that could lead to a lot of hurt people.

Yes, I have a cellphone, and, no, I don't take it with me when I go to the park. Anybody that needs to know where I am knows where I am.

And the basketballs ARE a pain...

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Sunday, July 30, 2006 12:23 PM

Incidentalist said:


I guess they're used to it with all their big mountains. These signs are common in MO, right?


Not those exact signs, but I can think of at least 2 different areas where they have the sign that shows possible truck tipping due to incline. One is on I-44 going towards Six Flags from St. Louis and the other is down near Branson


Incidentalist said:

IMO Missouri is nothing more than half Iowa and half Arkansas, just with bigger cities.


Well at least the half that is Iowa CAN drive. Must be the portion I live in. ;) I like driving in Iowa as those drivers can actually follow road signs, drive the speed limit (5 above) and know how to handle themselves at a 4-way stop sign. :)

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