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Reggata Pointy-headed marina has no security
After watching a little TV in the boaters lounge last night, I decided I would use the restroom instead of the head on my boat. When I came out of the restroom, there were 2 high school kids, big enough to be intimidating, even to me. One was in front of me as turned to head back to my boat and then I heard the other behind me.
They were being *smart* as high school boys will be, and there was a minute when I thought I would have to defend myself.
I am old and out-of-shape, but I learned to defend myself years ago on the south side of Chicago from and ex-street-fighter, and I think I would have been OK. But since I am prepared to use any and all force in my own defense, I try to avoid situations where I might have to do so.
Since the marina has seen fit to do away with security, I think we will have more of this kind of thing to deal with - as the word gets out that there is no working security.
The odd thing is that just about the time I thought there might be trouble, who happens along but Laura - given that this was 10PM or so I was quite surprised. My comment about there being no security brought on rolling-of-the-eyes syndrome and "here we go again" type of comment.
Their wonderful camera system - don''t need security with security cameras - did nothing to keep these kids off the island. If I had been in trouble, what would she have done?