By Angie Roberts Harris
The Cranky Family
Several years ago while visiting the Magic Kingdom with our teenage baby duck, we encountered an interesting family consisting of mom, dad, and two children about eight and eleven-years old. They were standing near us while waiting in line to board the bus for the park and were obviously tired, not fully awake, cranky, and very vocal about their situation. For reference sake, we will call them ‘the cranky family’. The parents were rolling their eyes, the kids were whining, and the rest of the guests were avoiding eye contact.
We bumped into the ‘cranky family’ a few more times in the Magic Kingdom and their day did not seem to be getting any better. The final time we came across them was at the end of the day while watching the parade. Who doesn’t love a parade? Well, evidently, the cranky children were not enjoying themselves and my family will never forget watching their father as he bent down and with no vocal control, spat at the children, “I spent all this money and you are at the happiest @#$% place on earth so you need to suck it up and get happy.” We have reminisced and laughed about that poor cranky family many times throughout the years!
Angie Roberts Harris has been Going Out The Door to Disney since 1974 when she was 11 years old. Today she travels to the ‘happiest place on earth’ with her husband and their crew of 5 children and their families.