Finn dAbuzz wrote:
And recovery means recovering the child's remains which means killing alligators. So are you ready to volunteer to tell them they are being silly for wanting to bury the remains of their child?
Yeah actually, I would tell them they are being maybe not silly, but counter productive. I would be thinking "are you ******* kidding me? You want the ate up half digested remains of your kid so you can put it in a closed casket and stick it in the ground?
I think it's disgraceful that alligators are being destroyed to seek out the one (or maybe more than one since when one started feeding, it would have attracted others.)
You know the kid was eaten, there's your "closure".
You know why DW has lagoons and probably other stuff that shouldn't be there in the first place?
So that people can come and spend an assload of money trying to have some "magical time" created for their kids, or recreate something for themselves.
They have lagoons because people started sighing "it would be soooo great if we had a totally unnatural, mosquito, alligator, itchy plant free, not too sandy because that's yucky, place with water, but we don't want to get too hot so we need someplace within a few yards that's air conditioned so we can go in and buy more overpriced stuff.
Maybe they had alligator warning signs at one time. I don't know. I would bet a dollar if they did they probably took them down because some people complained "this is scaring my children, we don't want them to be scared while visiting this overpriced replica of hand picked fairy tales and schmaltz.
If I went to Nebraska, without looking it up, I would be aware there are tornados, bad winter conditions, major heat in summer, not to go on the side of the fence where there are bulls (or cows for that matter, they can kill you with a kick), flash floods perhaps, rattle snakes, fire ants and other stinging bugs, sometimes heavy lightning, and people that might follow you into rest stops with ill intent.
What is this? You want to go someplace different to experience it, but you don't want to educate yourself of what the experience would be like? Many prefer to have that experience watered down to the extent that it's nothing like what the region really is at all.
I love you linkat, but when anyone throws out there "well I hope you never run into those poor people" I have to roll my eyes. You just happen to be the one who did it. I can guarantee within a millionith of a percent certainty that I'm never going to meet this family, or any of their relative or friends. Beth and I are both talking about inconvenient truths that just so happen to not be dipped in winnie the pooh huney and tinkerbell dust.
I have an RN friend who used to work at DW for several years. She told how they would be trying to get to a tourist that was having a heart attack or something else life threatening, but they weren't allow to go out in the open. Even if it took longer to get there, they had to use the behind the scenes tunnels and stuff. They couldn't yell out instructions to other medical people, as that would "ruin the experience". They could look like they were medical people either. That would look like "somethings wrong"
It's all about the image, and the image is all for the money.
They give the people what they want, and the people don't want to know reality.