Thursday, August 25, 2011

Watching People Fight

As my family and I walked through Sea World we observed several families having all out fights.  Fights about where they were going, directions, food, departure times, etc.

I recall having these kinds of fights within my family when I was young. 

Knowing how foolish these fights are makes we wonder.   What happens to our brain that allows us to spar in public?  Perhaps on vacations expectations are high and the delivery is low or energy levels falter or even better, it’s all the yuck vacation food that makes us crazy. 

What is so incredibly important that we feel the need to brawl in public, particularly on vacation? 

14 comments:

  1. I just chuckled becasue I too remember these public arguments with my family at amusement parks usually as a result of everyone being a bit sun fried, hungry and tired. I think if I start feeling those vibes creep in with my family I will say..."okay, everyone is getting hungry and tired. Let's go sit down in the shade and have a siesta and a snack for a minute." Those always help! lol

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  2. Oh yes.. the family spats on vacation. I do remember those days.

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  3. OMG this hits so close to home LOL! I thinks it's because you get a group of people together and everyone wants to do their own thing and sometimes you get forced to do things other people want. I never believed in vacation schedules/itineraries until this summer. Plus when people can't make up their minds on what they want to do when it's 100 plus degrees it kind of short circuits ones brain and tempers flare.

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  4. I get so embarrassed for those people when I see that. Get a room! LOL.

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  5. I think the stress level is higher b/c their are such high expectations for the trip. We need to be realistic with ourselves.

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  6. It is something how families and people who are close to one another feel that they can speak a certain way to one another. To do it in public can be something. I think all families have a dynamic that can come out when together on vacation. Different expectaions and stress and simply being together a lot. I hope you are doing great! have a wonderful weekend!

    Mama Hen

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  7. I think we are tired. And I wonder if we think the other person may not want to be part of a scene in public, so they'll back down when it starts to get hot. And if they think we'll back down ... that's a recipe for a good ole family spat!

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  8. I think it happens from being tired...the whole family, instead of going with the flow, has overbooked their vacation, TOO full of places to be at certain times...this brings on what hubby and I call the "disney meltdowns"! We saw TONS of families fueding in front of Cinderella's castle and couldn't believe it either. THey are at DISNEYWORLD, yet fighting and screaming is what happens!!! LOL, love this post!!!

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  9. I don't know....I think I agree with Marissa and the over-tired factor. But fighting in public always made me uncomfortable, and we rarely did it as a family. And it usually resulted in us splitting up to take a break, which is better than lots of screaming and yelling...

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  10. What a STUNNING little girl you have! Wanted to respond to your question on my site about the CB2 table. We've had it for about 4 months and haven't had any issues with chipping at this point. It seems pretty strong and it's definitely taking a beating already. Hope that helps!

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  11. Wow. I don't know. I think people just lose it when they get so angry. They don't even care anymore. I don't like seeing it eitehr. :(

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  12. Ugh...we see this at Disney World all the time. Heat, exhaustion, kids that are used to getting their way all the time...I always try to turn a blind eye to it, nothing like giving the scene even more attention (inside - I'm counting my blessings).

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  13. Hey, TV it's good to see (read) you again!

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  14. I think people on vacation may set very high expectations and get disappointed if someone can't find that very perfect restaurant or cafe. I know I got a little pissy when my husband took me to a pizza joint while we were at the beach. I mean? Really - I want seafood!

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