The Rich Hire Handicapped Tour Guides To Skip Lines At Disney World

CookieMonster

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why do you deliberately omit 'Rich' in Rich Manhattan moms here CookieMonster?
I didn't...

You can't blame the rich for lack of imagination. Wealthy Manhattan moms hire handicapped tour guides to skip lines at Disney World. Apparently a black-market for handicapped Disney guides has now emerged the New York Post reports.
Your link, as per above, reads "Manhattan moms hire handicapped tour guides to skip lines at Disney World" does it not?
 


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If I was rich I would do the same thing myself. It is like that scene from Larry David about the guy who pretends to be mentally handicapped to jump the queue to the cinema.
or the one where larry starts dating the disabled due to their perks...restuarant tables, kudo's from friends, parking benefits...all going well till he ends up at the music recital with 2 disabled dates....LD is a comic geinus...top 5 episode of CYE
 

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the story headline in the post reads Rich Manhattan moms. What's Your Problem with that?
Yes, but the link which you provide doesn't and the headline when you click though it doesn't say "The rich" either though does it? Some yummy mummies from Manhattan aren't representative of anyone other than yummy mummies from Manhattan.
 

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Yes, but the link which you provide doesn't and the headline when you click though it doesn't say "The rich" either though does it? Some yummy mummies from Manhattan aren't representative of anyone other than yummy mummies from Manhattan.
you can emphasize rich, manhattaen or moms or any combination of it. here the article mentions the 1%. So does Dr Wednesday Martin in her new project the Primates of Park Avenue.

 

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Are you one of the above mentioned who takes offense on behalf of others?
What do you mean on behalf of others? I don't want rich people buying handicapped status so they can skip me in the queue.
 

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People read the article.

Your one (dr wednesday martin) obviously has an agenda given the hyperbole used.

But the lads are earning $130 an hour. Nice wedge. Wouldn't say they're victims at all. Fair play to them.
 
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Seems to me everyones a winner in this story.

Handicapped person gets a free day out, makes new friends and is paid well for their trouble.

We spend long enough complaining about employment opportunities for the handicapped and then shoot a great idea like this down in flames.

The 'wealthy' hardly thought this up by themselves and handicapped escorts don't exactly grow on trees - clearly some journalist in an attempt to 'right the wrongs of the world' is going to put some clever handicapped people out of business.
Did you ever see ablebodied people waiting for wheelchairs at airports? Back from holidays recently and saw three people doing this, ok they were elderly but not disabled by any means.
 

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Did you ever see ablebodied people waiting for wheelchairs at airports? Back from holidays recently and saw three people doing this, ok they were elderly but not disabled by any means.
That's pretty callous given that it's almost a mile to Ryanair's terminal. Some people can't walk far. You'll find out yourself if you're lucky enough to live that long.
 

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That's pretty callous given that it's almost a mile to Ryanair's terminal. Some people can't walk far. You'll find out yourself if you're lucky enough to live that long.

Where did I say it was a Ryanair flight? I didn't and it wasn't, it was terminal two and an Aer Lingus flight and I saw the same happen on the way back with a couple each looking for wheelchairs.

We had with us my 77 year old father-in-law who was admiring someone so disabled flying when the disabled man got up and walked onto the plane unaided and he was a lot younger than 77.
 

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Where did I say it was a Ryanair flight? I didn't and it wasn't, it was terminal two and an Aer Lingus flight and I saw the same happen on the way back with a couple each looking for wheelchairs.

We had with us my 77 year old father-in-law who was admiring someone so disabled flying when the disabled man got up and walked onto the plane unaided and he was a lot younger than 77.
Many wheelchair users are capable of getting out of their chair and walking a few steps. Sounds like you and your father-in-law are the self-appointed wheelchair police. Pretty nasty ones at that!
 

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People read the article.

Your one (dr wednesday martin) obviously has an agenda given the hyperbole used.

But the lads are earning $130 an hour. Nice wedge. Wouldn't say they're victims at all. Fair play to them.
No they are not the victims, more so the perpetrators if they pretend the people paying them a handsome fee are family members for to give them an access to a benefit they won't warrant.

The victims are those standing hours in the lines, and those handicapped who in some future day come with their own family to line for hours because the service has been discontinued due to continuous misusage.

It's like one was given a handicap parking license which he would then use to run a black taxi service for the able-bodied who don't feel like walking. Some people are nice enough to cater for the special needs of people like you and you thank them by cashing on it? Six-letter word, starts with an 'f'.

(Yes it is the Scandinavian in me taking the lining sh1t seriously)
 
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No they are not the victims, more so the perpetrators if they pretend the people paying them a handsome fee are family members for to give them an access to a benefit they won't warrant.

The victims are those standing hours in the lines, and those handicapped who in some future day come with their own family to line for hours because the service has been discontinued due to continuous misusage.

It's like one was given a handicap parking license which he would then use to run a black taxi service for the able-bodied who don't feel like walking. Some people are nice enough to cater for the special needs of people like you and you thank them by cashing on it? Six-letter word, starts with an 'f'.

(Yes it is the Scandinavian in me taking the lining sh1t seriously)
The British and Japanese, too, think it's a serious social obligation to wait one's turn in line, and they're not soft, socialist societies.

I think there's a part of the Irish psyche that admires the gurrier putting one over the system, no matter that it means others are denied or left waiting longer for a common benefit. The justification offered for this usually doesn't go beyond 'ah sure fair play to him', 'I'd do it myself'.
 

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Of course this will disenfranchise the masses and turn them on the handicapped for allowing the wealthy to skip the lines at Disney World.
 

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I really should but be outraged by this but it's just too funny. Who ever came up with this idea must be an evil genius.
Maybe the handicapped guides themselves?
Clearly seems a good business
 


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