Our trip to Disneyland Paris has certainly been a memorable experience. Usually I can’t remember what I did the day before. However, this week is different:
You would suspect we have had a holiday from hell. In truth it hasn’t been all bad:
Our flight was early afternoon and our intention was to visit the parks to do some last-minute rides & shopping. Unfortunately with me being 1 armed & 2 sleepy kids we failed to get packed in time.
We got a taxi to Charles de Gaulle and not the shuttle on this occasion. The taxi was not cheap but was much more comfortable.
Charles de Gaulle is a monstrosity of an airport with a bizarre and complex layout. Although check-in was quick the walk to security, border and gates was extremely long. This is not an airport you will get through arriving late for your flight.
Security was very busy but this does not offer an excuse for what followed. As I was walking through the security scanner I was grabbed by a guard by my shoulder sling causing extreme pain. The guard insisting I took off the sling. Eventually he decided to swab the sling instead pushing a rod hard into my broken shoulder.
Airport security needs to be tough but there is no excuse for being rude or manhandling passengers. In the outside world what this guard did would have been considered assault. In Charles de Gaulle his supervisor wasn’t even interested. Unfortunately another passenger will almost certainly be subject to this manhandling in future.
We arrived back in Doncaster tired after an unusual break. Although this vacation did not go as planned any vacation is better than no vacation.