I vote for the rude kid. I raised my kids, with decent manners, no less. I don't need to spend my vacation putting up with someone else's brat. (Well behaved children are an entirely different matter. What a wonderful opportunity they are being given to expand their horizons- and they know it.) The drunk, someone will deal with him. And he won't have mommy and daddy jumping in to defend their little angel. The cocktail waitress can always call security if he gets too out of hand, or someone like my husband will speak nicely to him once, then call security the second time.