Actually, that's a fairly minor amount of darts left behind, considering the numbers that attended.
And, like littlebro05 said, these darts cost money, so obviously the aim is to try and recover as many as possible.
As for the swearing - well, that's just a part of life. The volume may be an issue, but it is a public place, and I'm yet to see a law that prohibits people from using profanities in public when used without aggression/malcontent. It doesn't mean that these people are disrespectful or not courteous, they're just average people. I'm sure if you've ever been to a PUBLIC BAR, a football game or walked past a worksite, then you would have been exposed to far worse language than a bunch of people playing NERF.
And, as you mentioned, it is a PUBLIC park, where people congregate. I'm sure that if there was a bunch of 30 year old adults playing football and swearing, then you probably wouldn't make a big deal out of it.
As for respect, where was yours for the people concerned that were apparently conducting themselves in an inappropriate manner. I mean, if we're going to talk about respect and courtesy, why not address the issue with these people in person, rather than broadcast it over an internet forum??
Being a father of a 2 y.o. girl, I can appreciate how you would want to shield your child from hearing language like this. Unfortunately, our children will be exposed to this, and much worse, as they grow up. We can't protect them from everything, and not every experience that they will have in life will be positive. I think I'd rather teach my child about being respectful and courteous, and addressing issues head-on, than be concerned about her overhearing a bunch of people swearing.
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