Considering Others

We went to an amusement park today and I was appalled at some of the behavior practiced there. Some of the people were fine, and even nice. But, like everything else, a few bad apples spoil the batch.

We first had an issue, with what used to be called the whirligig. It is now called something else, but that is besides the point. The girl that was running the ride practiced fat-shaming. I was amazed when she insisted that the woman in front of me take off her waist purse. Instead, the woman left the ride! Then she targeted me. It took me a while to unwrap my purse and hand it over. This makes me extremely uncomfortable because they are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items. Great!

Not ashamed. Don’t shame me!

It wasn’t until after the ride that I found out that though Child #4 had to surrender her waist purse, Child #2 (who is slimmer) didn’t have that same experience. What?!!! So, because you didn’t like the look of some of the patrons, you decided that they needed to be punished by taking away their belongings, even though the seatbelt clicked over them AND their belongings. What is that crap?

I am so tired of people thinking that they know what’s best for me! Do you know why I look like I do? Maybe I have breathing problems and need to take steroids and those put weight on. Maybe, I’ve just suffered from cancer, and haven’t quite beaten the treatment! You don’t know!

So, stop thinking you know what’s best. You don’t, unless, of course, you have walked a mile in their shoes! No judging!!!

Published by Rita

I am a single mother, a Christian, a writer, an abuse survivor, a reader, and a friend. I've wanted to be a writer my entire life and now here I am!

3 thoughts on “Considering Others

  1. Sorry that you had a crappy experience at the amusement park. Unfortunately, the child who fell out of a ride and died since he was too heavy for the ride, has now put the industry on alert to avoid other potential disasters. Many attendants will now err very much on the side of caution than risk having a disaster on their conscience. I’m sure that the industry can think of pleasanter ways to handle this issue.


    1. The thing is, we didn’t have trouble on any other rides. I’m all for safety, but do it evenly. If I can’t wear a waist purse, then no one should be allowed to wear one. I don’t think she was interested in looking out for the company; she was just letting her power go to her head.

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