Monday, July 08, 2013
And noticing that government doesn't have a monopoly on the stupid -- here's one from Toronto's Legoland -- they wouldn't let a man and his daughter in because they didn't have a child with them:
John and his daughter, Nicole St-Onge, saved up, planned the trip and made the three-hour drive [from Windsor to Toronto], only to be turned away at the door because of a rule, unbeknownst to them, that adults must be accompanied by a child in order to get in.Nothing they could do about it? What is it with corporations that act like their policies were handed down to them from the mountain on stone tablets? And these are the first guys who'll complain when a government bureaucrat doesn't give them a break.
"They wouldn't let us go in and so we asked to see a manager," Nicole said. "Five minutes later the employee came back and said the manager was too busy to see us, but that was their policy, they weren't allowed in without a child and there was nothing they could do about it."
As a result, they turned around and headed back to Windsor.
"I was crushed. My dad is 63 years old, he was devastated. The look on his face was like a child not getting the gift at Christmas that they want. He felt discriminated against because he's a senior citizen who also happens to like Lego," Nicole said.
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The reason for the policy is pretty clear: They don't want pedophiles stalking children. What would be your reaction if Legoland employees violated their own policy on a whim, and accidentally let in a stalker? You'd be ranting that such policies are in place for a reason.
“The reason for the policy is pretty clear: They don't want pedophiles stalking children.”
Children are allowed in without an adult present? Wow. Legoland doesn’t have staff in the facility to oversee? The policy is not really thought through. Lego is not just a children toy.
Loosen up the tinfoil hat, Jim.
Of course, I could be wrong, but somehow I doubt that Legoland is worried about child predators. Rather, I think their policy is more likely a cute way to avoid unaccompanied children being dumped by their parents at the facility while the parents go elsewhere.
Tin foil hat, is it? Christ on a crutch. Five minutes of Googling, people:
Lara Hannaford, marketing manager at the Vaughan Mills Legoland... defended the policy that requires adults to be accompanied by children, saying "it is a child attraction so we do have this in place to protect the families and children that visit."
Hannaford pointed out that Legoland does have adults-only nights once a month, for grown-up fans of the iconic building blocks.
Yes, the reason for the policy is that Legoland is terrified of pedophiles, justifiably or not.
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