Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
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Re: Stop freakin' waving at me!
I'm beginning to think this is just the OP's idea of pot stirring.
Even Flying's reply to my post seems to have been intentionally taken it out of context. Missed the karma piece.
To me, anyone that is patently unwilling to wave to a fellow boater is entirely out of character with anyone I've ever known to enjoy the sea. That's pushing 40 years.
As far as traffic goes, no one has a monopoly on it compared to the East Passage here. You don't waive to every single boat on the bay, only those that come close to your "personal space". You know it when you see it. It's more than just friendly, its an acknowledgment that you are aware of the big buoyant obstruction that you are going to be sure you miss.
Here's my vision of this silliness. One of the folks at our marina comes over to a group of us on the dock that are chatting over a cup of coffee and says...... "stop freaking waiving at me". They would get their wish, along with stop freaking talking to me, stop freaking acknowledging I exist and stop freaking inviting me to play reindeer games with you. What they would not get would be, stop freaking talking about me and telling everyone that ever came to the marina about me.
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