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Question Of The Day: Amusement Park Lines [Pic]

Hits: 12984 | Rating: (2.3) | Category: Community & Lifestyle | Added by: fancylad
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Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11254 Posts
Saturday, July 21, 2012 5:00:17 PM
the woman, with no help from anyone else, was able to get out of her wheel chair and onto the ride, which sounds TO ME like shes a perfectly capbably human being who just didnt feel like waiting like everyone else.


Which only means that YOU are ignorant.

Here's a fairly common example:

A person can walk some yards if they've got something to hold them up and they can take the pain. So they can get themself from a wheelchair into a chair in a ride next to it. They can't stand unaided and they can't stand supported for more than a few minutes and they can't manage more than a few yards holding onto something.

That isn't a hypothetical example. I know people like that. There are many more people like that who I don't know. There are a fair few medical conditions that have that sort of result.

Some people with no use of their legs at all could probably move from one chair to another purely with upper body strength.

that1joshguy
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 216 Posts
Saturday, July 21, 2012 3:55:26 PM
I have acute cerebral palsy, I can walk but i drag my feet and my balance is poo, when I was younger (I'm 28 now)and less active it was way worse. when I was younger we went to Disney world and I was in a wheelchair because walking the park would have been damn near impossible having one of my parents forced to lug me around once my legs gave. I do believe there are people who milk the system but I also believe I've earned the right to park a little closer (yes I do drive), I don't use the handicapped entrances into rides anymore because I don't need to but more power to those who really need it, whether they look like they need it or not I'd give you my 28 years of CP if it meant I could have done lots of stuff as a kid and I'm sure anyone with a legit disability would agree.

photomstr
Male, 50-59, Canada
 767 Posts
Saturday, July 21, 2012 1:49:44 AM
Just how many wheel chair handicaps cut in each day?
I thought so . . . shut up and wait!

normalfreak2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1479 Posts
Friday, July 20, 2012 4:49:06 PM
Meh who cares. I figure if you are disabled you already have most everything in life more difficult than a normal healthy person does. Why does this bother anyone that's not handicapped again?

Izroth
Female, 30-39, Midwest US
 127 Posts
Friday, July 20, 2012 1:58:22 PM
I think this needs to be said...you can't make everyone happy!!
This is a major part of why we don't have world peace, people will always see themselves as more needy, more important than the person next to them.
If we would all just understand that it takes all kinds of people to make the world go around and look the other way instead of making an issue.
Did anyone care to ask her how she was disabled??...nope not one, maybe if you heard her story you would feel compassion for her, but instead you make assumptions, and of course not in her favor of what is wrong...she could look healthy and lively but may have only weeks to live...would you feel pity for her then and not feel bad that her family only has so much time with her and going to the front of the line helped make the occasion better, so be it. You don't walk in her shoes, nor anyone elses, just grow up and learn to accept things as they are, not what they should be!!!

SarahofBorg
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 3573 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2012 8:42:48 PM
I don't believe in special treatment, but just because some one can get in and out of a wheelchair doesn't mean they aren't disabled. My mother can walk an entire supermarket if she's pushing a carriage but she can't manage a 4 inch high curb. She's sure as hell disabled.
Also, they let disabled people on amusement park rides? I'm pretty sure a roller coaster would kill my mother.

Pinkminx22
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 1008 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2012 7:33:59 PM
Oh screw it..I would let a handicapped person go in front of me, It does not bother me..and I have shown kindness to many people that are handicapped because I would just imagine myself in their shoes..unfortunately I have encountered a lot of people in wheel chairs that are not very polite ,even though I was polite to them..I have been cussed out, and nearly ran over with those motorized scoot abouts, without an excuse me or I am sorry..I would just get dirty looks like "why the hell are you in my way"..some of them do have that sense of entitlement..Not all but some do and unfortunately I encountered the rude ones..

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4283 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2012 4:41:11 PM
'that is the picture i got in my head while reading this story,'

Fair enough.

dweezil
Female, 18-29, Western US
 29 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2012 2:52:24 PM
Many amusement parks were not designed with the handicap in mind. Take Disney land for example. The original theme park gives out passes because many of the lines cannot accommodate wheel chairs. Then directly next to Disney Land is California Adventure park, which was more recently built. There they require all handicap people to wait in line just like others. The rides were built to have lines which would accommodate wheel chairs.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4329 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2012 2:18:15 PM
TracieIAB-" if you think i read the numerous pages of posts before posting my thoughts, you'd be wrong."

So you admit you post from a point of ignorance.

TracieIAB-"youre capable of getting in and out of a wheel chair, youre capable of waiting on things just like everyone else"

Sorry, that does not follow. My girl can get into and out of her wheelchair on her own, but could never stand and walk the line 'just like everyone else'.

TracieIAB-"WAIT YOUR TURN."

Maybe the park was being nice. None of your business. Maybe she had a Flash Pass and had signed up for the ride earlier. Again, non of your business.

TracieIAB-"you can think im a terrible person if you want "

Not terrible, just ignorant.

mcboozerilla
Male, 30-39, Europe
 649 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2012 2:04:20 PM
Only an non-nice individual would wait two hours in line at an amusement park. That's my opinion.

xoxnameless
Female, 18-29, Canada
 204 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2012 2:01:55 PM
They are not unable to wait in line, I think the wheelchair access point should be made available when they get to the front of the line like everyone else. They're just people too.

TracieIAB
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 10 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2012 1:45:54 PM
Point is, we all have problems. I could see taking someone that is autistic to the front because being in one place for a long time around a lot of people could be a problem. I dont agree with the wheel chair tho, IM SORRY! you can think im a terrible person if you want but i dont think its fair that just because you have a visible problem displayed for everyone to see that your problem becomes more important than everyone elses, and your problem exempts you from having to deal with every day trials, like standing in a long a** line.

TracieIAB
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 10 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2012 1:40:19 PM
And LordJim you are right, he did not specify whether or not the woman looked like she was truly disabled, but that is the picture i got in my head while reading this story, and i dont know where you all are from, but from where im from, the percent of people in wheel chairs that actually need them versus the people who are fat and lazy is like 10/90 and it disgusts me. Part of the reason you think you need that wheel chair is because youre using it instead of walking! And i hate that children are raised fat and then in turn grow up to be obese, but thats just another excuse for obese people to not take care of their bodies. Youre a grown man/woman and you now have the choice whether or not you want to be like that.

TracieIAB
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 10 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2012 1:20:46 PM
ACTUALLY MeGrendel, you saying it is possible that she was perfectly capable after posting a picture of a defenseless little girl, " doesn't even apply to what i just said". Thats just you posting a tear-jerking picture to try and get your point across.
And if you think i read the numerous pages of posts before posting my thoughts, you'd be wrong. I posted on the story, not on the conversations that you may or may not have been having with other people 50 posts ago. My thoughts on the wheel chair issue, which was the question, is what i posted. If youre capable of getting in and out of a wheel chair, youre capable of waiting on things just like everyone else, Hell even if your not capable of getting in and out of one, just like Pixie said youre not time disabled. WAIT YOUR TURN.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4283 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2012 1:17:49 PM
Tracie,

First, no mention of obesity was made in the post. Being able to transfer from a wheelchair to a chair with some level of independence is often one of the few independant acts someone can retain.

Second, obesity can be the result of bad decisions about lifestyle, but it is also very often the consequence of not having a choice in the first place. If a kid is seriously obese at seven it's pretty harsh to say it is their own fault. They should have been more like you.


MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4329 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2012 1:05:05 PM
TracieIAB-"you two are idiots, he didnt say a poor little disabled girl was carried onto the ride"

Actually, you've managed to demonstrate that you can not follow the discussion of a thread. The OP was of a particular person, and asked 'where do you stand on the wheelchair issue?', the general discussion since then has ranged from valid points to the benefits of the system to inane ramblings of ignorant people (wanna guess which one you fall under?)

While it is possible that she was a 'perfectly capbably human being', it's equally possible that she was not. It entirely possible that she requires a wheelchair, but is able to transfer herself (a BIG help to her family, btw).

If YOU know how to read and interpret words you would realize that this discussion has long since devolved into a GENERAL DISCUSSION of handicap accessibility.

TracieIAB-"You made yourself that way, not my problem."

And you made yourself ignorant...no

therealpixie
Female, 60-69, Southern US
 47 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2012 1:01:46 PM
Hmm, they're not really "standing" in line are they? If their chairs don't fit in the queues, give a freaking marker to the person where they would be in line, and let 'em wait in the handicapped area to board when it's their turn. They're not time handicapped.

TracieIAB
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 10 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2012 12:19:08 PM
and no Lordjim, im not going to feel empathy for someone who is lazy, or someone that cares so little about their body that they cant move. You made yourself that way, not my problem.

TracieIAB
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 10 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2012 12:15:22 PM
you two are idiots, he didnt say a poor little disabled girl was carried onto the ride...he said the family skipped the entire line and then the woman, with no help from anyone else, was able to get out of her wheel chair and onto the ride, which sounds TO ME like shes a perfectly capbably human being who just didnt feel like waiting like everyone else. And THAT is complete BULLSH*T. If you knew how to read and interperet words you would realize that your post doesn't even apply to what i just said. Nice try tho with the picture.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4329 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2012 11:41:26 AM
@TracieIAB

Yes, because THIS Girl has lived a life of gluttony and sloth and should NEVER be allowed to have a good time or be in any place where TracieIAB may see her and offend her tender sensibilities.



LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4283 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2012 11:15:25 AM
Tracie,

Welcome to IAB. I hope your life continues to be so perfect that you never need to develop a sense of empathy.

TracieIAB
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 10 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2012 10:31:16 AM
Parking spaces is one thing (onoff youre an idiot) But going to the front of the line because you're too fat or lazy to walk around the park is bullsh*t. If you've eaten yourself to a point that your body cant withstand waiting in line like the rest of the world, maybe you should go home and practice not eating.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4329 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2012 10:11:21 AM
@LordJim

Couldn't agree more.

Is your life really so sorry that you having to walk an extra fifty feet makes you jealous of a parking space for a person who has spent their lives wishing they could walk just a few steps, period?

If so, I pity you, as your disability is of your own making.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4283 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2012 10:05:57 AM
Apparently it is news to some people but being handicapped really sucks. Over the years civilised society has made a bit of an effort to make it suck slightly less (parking places, special toilets, that sort of thing).

If you find yourself resenting that take a moment to reflect and then punch yourself repeatedly in the face for being a truly horrible person.

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