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Went ashore the other day to go to grocery store. Had on clean shirt, shorts, and sandals. We had our backpack and rolly cart along with a small bag of trash to toss in the trash can at the store. As I was putting the bag of trash in the can this older woman came out of the store and gave us a look of "I hate you homeless boat people scum!"

I'm trying to figure out how she could tell.

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I'm trying to figure out how she could tell.
Most non boaters don't take their trash with them to the grocery store.

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Buck up! You are part of the other 1%.
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Most non boaters don't take their trash with them to the grocery store.
True, but now that you mention it, why not? Most of the by-products comes from there....
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Maybe because you were happy, smiling, relaxed and going about your day (boating can do that to a person). What she said reflects more on her than it does you. Maybe she was having a terrible day, got bad news, etc. Maybe under different circumstances she could even be pleasant. I was going to call her a miserable old hag but I don't have enough info to come to that judgement right away.
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She's already consumed more of your energy than she deserves.
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Most non boaters don't take their trash with them to the grocery store.
True, they throw it out the car window. I know because we were picking it up as we walked.

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Wow talk about projection, so many assumptions.

Maybe she suffered traumatic abuse in her childhood from someone who looked like you.

Maybe she had a spasm of pain from her terminal disease and wasn't even really looking at you.

And even if your telepathy was accurate, so what, really worth posting about?
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