As per my previous post
The mornings long queue was for the latter part concertinaed in front of the main doors. This meant that the once orderly queue was now a waste of time and that the parents who'd turned up really early were parallel to the ones turning up just in time.
Once some of the parents noticed the doors being opened, a stampede insurged and 'to ****' with all concerned! Children were being squashed and must have found the whole affair quite intimidating. A few children were crying. Luckily we stayed back and watched the whole fiasco from afar.
My husband, who had been talking to a friend not far from the entrance was swept into the surge of people. He said that the security were taken aback and found it hard to control the crowd. My husband took it upon himself and literally had to shout at everyone and tell them to move back as they were scaring all the children.
Honestly, it was like 'Black Friday'. The mentality of some of the people there was unbelieveable, What a sad but true reflection on society.
I am not surprised if there have been numerous complaints regarding the fiasco at Sheldon. However, the centre is not to blame for the total lack of common decency by idiotic parents, just maybe how it handled the structure of the queue nearer the time. As I mentioned previously, my DS and I stood way back from the rugby scrum (my husband was not so lucky). My DS was a little hyped up by what was unfolding in front of his eyes but acknowledged at how stupid the majority of adults were behaving. He finally got in OK.
Even as we were leaving, parents were suction cupped to every available glass window like 'on board car toys'