SS's galore on Saturday night
[b/g]We were visited by a neighbour that had free tickets to a Monster Truck Jam and my DNephew was dying to go. As I was babysitting I bit the bullet and said "thank you" for the tickets and we went out to Sydney Olympic Park. Unfortunately there were two big concerts going on - the truck thing and Ricky Martin - lots (and lots) of people trying to drive into the Park. [/b/g]
SS1 (of which there were many... MANY!): Driving into the Park there are two lanes of traffic plus a bus lane (buses only - you can see where this is going). With the number of people driving in, traffic was slower than crawling in many instances. Cue the SS-I-can't-wait-don't-you-know-my-show's-about-to-start?'s who cruise down the bus lane while everybody else is doing the correct (legal) think of waiting in the cue and then forcing themselves back into the correct lane once they start flowing. This of course slows down everyone who has been doing the right thing by having to brake when they merge.
SS2 (again quite a few): After the show, standing in the queue to get on the shuttle bus to take us to the carpark, our show (which DN LOVED) got out about half an hour before Ricky Martin (lets take a moment to congratulate the genius who not only thought of putting two shows on together the same night but having them start and finish within half an hour of each other). So picture a queue of about 5,000 people patiently waiting for a bus - mainly families with small to medium sized children (DN is a medium sized at 11). It's 10.30 at night and everyone is wanting to get home, kids are starting to lose it, others are playing happily, everyone is queueing. Now cue the SS-the-line's-too-long-so-I'm-going-to-push-in-nobody-will-say-anything's. The two sets of spoiled 20-something ladies that placed themselves on either side of me (behind and in front of me) were told (politely) that there was a queue. "oh - didn't see it". It's got approximately 5,000 people in it! How can you not see it?!? And of course, they still stand there, texting away, ignoring the fact that they have pushed in front of families with small children in order to get on the bus. Grrrrrrrr! The snide and snarky comments we got from them when we asked them to go to the back of the queue were rude and frustrating - if only Security had been monitoring the queue - I would have been very happy to flag them over.
We ended up walking back to the parking lot (only about a 2 km walk) with a family that was (originally) behind us because traffic was so bad the buses couldn't get through anyway.
Sorry - bit of a rant - selfish people like SS1's and SS2's really get my goat!