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    Re: Thoughts of Randomness VI

    Art, subjective.

    Some people are like Slinkies.

    They aren't really good for anything,
    but they still bring a smile to my face when I push them down a flight of stairs.

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    Re: Thoughts of Randomness VI

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    Re: Thoughts of Randomness VI

    I must also stress that there were WAY more Magical CM's than there were nasty ones. But, we all know how most of our minds work, especially when it comes to Disney. The cr*p memories always seem to stand out more than usual 'cause we expect it less there than anywhere else.

    Also, myself and my family are NOT drama kings or queens, we are not attention-hungry exhibitionist jerks, we do not act snarky and do not provoke. We have been told time and again that we are some of the most layed back and polite people around. Many times on this trip we were thanked for our patience by CM's. We told them... "No worries. We understand. It's All good!" and got many relieved smiles from them.
    Remember... Although, not at WDW I AM A CM and know what they have to put up with. Even in a retail Store in some random city, it's The Disney Store and Guests expect the same exceptional service as they do at the Parks.
    There was just some stuff on this trip that we have never even come close to experiencing with CM's before.
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    Re: Thoughts of Randomness VI

    I will give one example, and then if anyone wants more details, please let me know and we can PM.

    We were leaving AK one afternoon. My MIL and our niece had just joined us on the trip. MIL is 78 and has worked her a** off all her life. It was her first visit EVER. She is not overweight, but has some hip problems as well as fused vertebra, etc. She had to have a scooter. Youngest DD was trying to get scooter on bus. I was not there for all of it as I was further back with DS and running that way. I caught the tail end of the bus driver verbally reaming her as I got on the bus and was quite confused. I asked what happened and began to fume, as other guests on the bus corroborated what I was told by my family. One gentleman a few seats down told me not to worry, it would be "Taken care of." Not knowing what he meant I was ready to confront the driver (nothing physical - although I would have liked to have smashed my fist through his face - just enough to give him a piece of my mind and get some info. As the bus got to our destination and unloaded, we waited to get MIL off, and I to tell this jerk what I thought of his "Exceptional Guest service." I was too late... The guy that told me it would be taken care of, well...
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    Re: Thoughts of Randomness VI

    Turns out the guys wife, that was on the bus with him, was a high-up hospitality manager and, after all the guests were off the bus, read him the riot act up one side, down the other and across a few others. It was CLASSIC!!!
    Youngest DD's offense...
    She was helping MIL with the scooter and they had turned it off before the bus got there and couldn't figure out how to power it up again. Instead of politely and calmly getting off the bus for a few seconds to show her how, he screamed at her and berated her from the top of the bus steps in a non-understandable accent yelling instructions at her but he had a clear enough accent when he told her she was holding everybody up and making them mad. Funny thing was, none of the guests were mad, but were definitely blown away by this clowns beyond overreaction.
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    Re: Thoughts of Randomness VI

    Like I said before, if anyone wants to know more PM me. I'd rather not beat it to death anymore here in the thread, 'cause as I also said, there was WAY more Magic than not...!!!
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    Re: Thoughts of Randomness VI

    Quote Originally Posted by wallfan329 View Post
    College Writing 1, Intro to Hospitality, Sanitation and Safety,Marching Band, First year experience, I am in a basic math class right now but I am going to try to place out of it and that is it. 14 credit hours.
    Sounds like a great start. Are you living on campus?
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    Friends are Gods way of apologizing to us for our families.

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    Re: Thoughts of Randomness VI

    And were going to overtime!

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    Re: Thoughts of Randomness VI

    Quote Originally Posted by mickeytoo View Post
    Like I said before, if anyone wants to know more PM me. I'd rather not beat it to death anymore here in the thread, 'cause as I also said, there was WAY more Magic than not...!!!
    Awe, poor Grandma. So much for white glove experience.

    Just gotta love fate. Bus driver certainly met his that day.
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    Some people are like Slinkies.

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    but they still bring a smile to my face when I push them down a flight of stairs.

    Friends are Gods way of apologizing to us for our families.

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    Re: Thoughts of Randomness VI

    And sometimes you just bite your tongue and are fortunate you did so.

    I was sitting in the back row of the monorail with my son to the left of me. A lady and husband enter and sat down next to me but not enough room for both and she lands on my thigh, I'm sure I had a facial reaction and she told me 'Im sure you can move down a little. My son immediately popped up out of his seat to make room. (CMs are to make way for paying guests even off duty in situations like that.) As my son turned to stand in front of me his eyes met with the woman who sat upon my thigh.

    My DS boss, trainer and mentor!
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    Some people are like Slinkies.

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    Friends are Gods way of apologizing to us for our families.

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    Re: Thoughts of Randomness VI

    Quote Originally Posted by nicholas View Post
    We are having tornados up here.
    Keep safe!
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    Re: Thoughts of Randomness VI

    Quote Originally Posted by HauntedGabe View Post
    And sometimes you just bite your tongue and are fortunate you did so.

    I was sitting in the back row of the monorail with my son to the left of me. A lady and husband enter and sat down next to me but not enough room for both and she lands on my thigh, I'm sure I had a facial reaction and she told me 'Im sure you can move down a little. My son immediately popped up out of his seat to make room. (CMs are to make way for paying guests even off duty in situations like that.) As my son turned to stand in front of me his eyes met with the woman who sat upon my thigh.

    My DS boss, trainer and mentor!
    Good on him, I know you raised your children well!

    Yep, you can imagine how many bus and monorail rides we took in a week. I never ever got on either and sat down right away. I stood and grabbed a bar or a strap every single time. I think I actually sat down for about a total of 4 of those rides 'cause there were actually open seats.
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    Re: Thoughts of Randomness VI

    Think we are in round three of storms right now, could even see the house across the road the rain was falling that hard last round. More to come, joy joy. Trees will be happy though.

    Steve, the storm that got you in Disney got my DS too. He was able to take off but got within 500 ft of landing in Miami and they sent them to Tampa. All and all a short flight took him 7 hours.
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    Re: Thoughts of Randomness VI

    Quote Originally Posted by mickeytoo View Post
    Good on him, I know you raised your children well!

    Yep, you can imagine how many bus and monorail rides we took in a week. I never ever got on either and sat down right away. I stood and grabbed a bar or a strap every single time. I think I actually sat down for about a total of 4 of those rides 'cause there were actually open seats.
    He popped up all the time for Moms and elderly, but he was taught to do this long before Disney. It was funny when his Dad did and DS was still in elementary school and he would want to pop up out of seat just like Dad. Gentleman are getting rarer these days, they learn from what they see. I'll stand before I'd ever let a little tot fly around standing up on a bus, especially at night, those buses go real fast around closing time and tend to take those corners kinda hard turning.

    And thanks!
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    Re: Thoughts of Randomness VI

    Quote Originally Posted by HauntedGabe View Post
    Think we are in round three of storms right now, could even see the house across the road the rain was falling that hard last round. More to come, joy joy. Trees will be happy though.

    Steve, the storm that got you in Disney got my DS too. He was able to take off but got within 500 ft of landing in Miami and they sent them to Tampa. All and all a short flight took him 7 hours.
    Woof! Stay safe, Gabe!

    Yikes! Sorry DS had to go through that, but darn happy he's safe!
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