SailNet Community banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 20 of 213 Posts

·
bell ringer
Joined
·
4,800 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
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.
 

·
Master Mariner
Joined
·
8,367 Posts
Buck up! You are part of the other 1%.
 
  • Like
Reactions: mbianka

·
Registered
Joined
·
83 Posts
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.
 

·
bell ringer
Joined
·
4,800 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,391 Posts
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?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,190 Posts
Maybe she was just jealous, wondering how your wife is so lucky to have such a Handsome, debonair husband with great legs. ;-)
 

·
Learning the HARD way...
Joined
·
7,183 Posts
What did you expect? 'Welcome Sonny?' 'Make yourself at home?' 'Marry my daughter?' You've got to remember that these are simply the nouveau riche of Florida. These are people of the land. The common clay of Florida's wealthy coastal cities.




It will get worse when you reach Naples...
 
  • Like
Reactions: mrWinter

·
bell ringer
Joined
·
4,800 Posts
Discussion Starter #14
And even if your telepathy was accurate, so what, really worth posting about?
it gave you something to post trash about, which is your goal and I'm tired of it and know what to do
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,471 Posts
I was having breakfast in a nice restaurant last week...didnt make a reservation and have to wait type of establishment.
Great food but i looked over and saw a guy put ketchup on scrambled eggs his waitress had just served him. So very wrong...
I couldve just kept my judgement private but i felt a need to berate him in public....you know that urge swelling up inside..a boiling..and my twitter followers might like it too.
The manager of that Waffle House told me to leave and to never come back. And she wasnt very nice about it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21,764 Posts
I’ve asked permission to use dumpsters and almost never been turned down. I’m often told it could only be that one time, which has always been fine. Garbage removal is very expensive on a commercial contract. I would never presume it was there for public use.

I’ll bet the old lady has been victimized by much worse and was overreacting. Many cruisers take advantage. My biggest peeve are those that pull the lid off park receptacles, designed to capture drinking cups and picnic plates, in order to jam two full garbage bags inside and then balance the lid atop that no longer fits. That’s low class.
 
  • Like
Reactions: jephotog

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,059 Posts
Years ago Shelter Island instituted a policy that it would only accept bagged trash in their designated bags... which were sold in the hardware/marine store to boaters but probably distributed to local homeowners. Apparently boaters had been leaving huge trash bags from their boats. Lids were locked so you couldn't shove a large bag of trash into them. Dering harbor has hundreds of boats moored and lots of weekend sailors plus all those how pick up transient moorings and anchor. Their solution was reasonable and cost a few pennies. Disposing of trash from boats is a problem.

Northport has a dumpster in the parking lot next to the Harbor which anyone can use and many trash cans without small opening lids. This town has 2x the boats as Dering Harbor, but the town is willing to provide trash collection because the park is popular and many pedestrians, tourists and boaters visit it. They don't allow food vendors however, probably not because of trash but to support the local restaurants, and delis who sell take out food. The town is very clean and they provide dog poop bags free in the park.

Humans create waste and the packaging of everything we buy adds to it. We need solutions not NIMBY attitudes.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,609 Posts
I was having breakfast in a nice restaurant last week...didnt make a reservation and have to wait type of establishment.
Great food but i looked over and saw a guy put ketchup on scrambled eggs his waitress had just served him. So very wrong...
I couldve just kept my judgement private but i felt a need to berate him in public....you know that urge swelling up inside..a boiling..and my twitter followers might like it too.
The manager of that Waffle House told me to leave and to never come back. And she wasnt very nice about it.
Ketchup on eggs is good. But not on waffles.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
81 Posts
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.
Just give them a great big smile, say nothing and move on. It pisses them off even more. :grin:grin
 
1 - 20 of 213 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top