XYZ wrote:This is not something a GP said, this is something a GP did:
So, I was at LLC today and had a park meet up with SoCalCoasters. When we were in the queue line for Coastersaurus and this one little kid was standing on the fence, just feet from the rails of Coastersaurus and it looked very dangerous. The parents really didn't care that their kid did that and didn't make a big deal about it. I mean this is just odd to see parents not knowing or caring that their child is dangerous. If the kid was injured by the coaster, the parents would blame the park and before you know it, there will be a covered queue and lots of bad publicity.
I saw the same thing happening at SFNE one time; little kid was doing precisely that in the Cyclone queue and was balanced rather precariously. I politely told him that it was a bad idea to do that and that he could get seriously hurt, and next thing you know, his mother comes over and starts yelling at me to stay away from her kid, yelling something about racism as well. The kid and his mom were, after all, black; while I am probably the least judgmental person you can find when it comes to race, the kid's mom looked and acted like one of the most offensively stereotypical ghetto mamas ever, to the point where I really felt bad for him. He even seemed embarrassed by her outburst. Thankfully, another guest (who also happened to be black) backed me up and basically told her to shut up and leave it, and she backed down. The rest of the day went without incident, though. Still, people REALLY need to actually parent their goddamn kids instead of just letting them run loose and throwing hissy fits when something goes wrong.