Ok so this happened 4 to 5 years ago or more. It’s been a while. My aunt and I went to the Philadelphia zoo. I’d never been up in the zoo balloon before and we planned to do it before we left. It was in September and it was pretty hot outside. But it was also windy so they couldn’t let too many people up in the ballon. As they normally did due to safety concerns.
My aunt was getting hot and she was in in her mid 70s at this point. But she said she wanted to stay in line. I look Ed at the line and I figured we had two more groups and then we’d be let on. But what I didn’t know was there was a placeholder in the line and they had a whole group of their own standing off to the side. Generally each ride took around 7 to 10 minutes. Time to get up and down and then time at the apex of the ride.
Now this group looked like a healthy group of 2a and 30: or younger without any problems. Now I know better than anyone that looks can be deceiving. I have health issues as does my aunt. She’s a two time cancer survivor and she’s in her 70s. I
My aunt had heat exhaustion in line and it’s actually good that the group was there because otherwise it might have happened while on the ride. Then again it may not have either.
I just am reminded of this every time I see a story of someone holding a place in line at the grocery store and then someone coming up with an overflowing cart or two.
My aunt was fine. They got her water and cooled her down. She even told me to go on the ride which I did but of course I couldn’t enjoy it because I was worried about her.
Bur was I unreasonable for being upset?