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Old 08-03-2015, 08:15 PM   #41
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If he's used to it, he's a braver man than me! But I don't fault him too much. I think he was either very distracted (picture wifey in the truck saying "I'm divorcing you!" just as he was stepping out of the truck to dump), or just plain ignorant. Might have been the first time he used a dump station.

Bet he never makes that mistake again. And we've all made mistakes. Me for sure.
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:33 PM   #42
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I am like Camper Bob, I try to leave my site better and cleaner than when I found it. But when someone is inconsiderate, I will point it out, especially when it effects others.

Our family camped at a local state park this past Fourth of July Holiday. At the dump station, the jerk ahead of me left his bag of garbage behind instead of making the short walk and disposing it in the dumpster. That infuriated me so much that I grabbed the bag and took it home with me. I was hoping there would be a little gold nugget of information of who he was in his trash. Sure enough, the idiot put his reservation slip in the trash with his name and address on it. So I put his trash in a box and shipped it back to him via UPS with a little love letter inside telling him what an inconsiderate boob he was for leaving his trash at the dump station. I cost me $12.00 to ship, but to me, it was worth every penny.
I know a guy that owned some property near a state forest. He was constantly having people drive out from town to drop bags of trash on his property. Every time he found a bag he would take it home, sort though it to find mail or something with an address. Then he would return it to their front porch with a note that they forgot something when they went for a drive.
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Old 08-03-2015, 11:24 PM   #43
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I have been camping all of my life, 53 years. My Dad and my five brothers went camping all the time in pup tents.

Dear Old Dad taught us two things, respect the campsite by keeping it tidy and respect your camping neighbor by being a good scout, and be willing to lend a helping hand to your fellow camper at a moments notice.

I passed those traits on to my kids. They are grown now, but their best childhood memories involve camping with family and friends, especially “Nana & Pop” who came on just about every trip.

I am becoming more distressed with the behavior of the modern camper. You would never see the total lack of respect 20 years ago that you see today (excluding the occasional hippy who drank too much beer while playing The Grateful Dead very loud on his radio.)

Most campers are still very good stewards of the camping experience, but I am seeing more and more knuckleheads who respond to a piece of friendly advice of camping etiquette with their middle finger.

I guess it is just a sign of the times.
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I have been camping all of my life, 53 years. My Dad and my five brothers went camping all the time in pup tents.

Dear Old Dad taught us two things, respect the campsite by keeping it tidy and respect your camping neighbor by being a good scout, and be willing to lend a helping hand to your fellow camper at a moments notice.

I passed those traits on to my kids. They are grown now, but their best childhood memories involve camping with family and friends, especially “Nana & Pop” who came on just about every trip.

I am becoming more distressed with the behavior of the modern camper. You would never see the total lack of respect 20 years ago that you see today (excluding the occasional hippy who drank too much beer while playing The Grateful Dead very loud on his radio.)

Most campers are still very good stewards of the camping experience, but I am seeing more and more knuckleheads who respond to a piece of friendly advice of camping etiquette with their middle finger.

I guess it is just a sign of the times.
I see this in a lot of things; boating, shooting sports, camping ... I grew up doing all these things, and my dad taught me as his dad taught him and on up the line, with a healthy level of respect. I think a lot of people are getting into these hobbies at an older age, later in life. And as such, they never had an authority figure (like a mom or dad) teach them the right way to do it, so they either learn from "friends" or strangers or Youtube or never learn at all. I think a lot of these folks just don't have the desire, (or they're too lazy or prideful or ignorant or whatever) to learn the right way to do it, so they figure someone else will just come along clean it up.

Sad state of affairs indeed.
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sadly its not just campers who have no respect for their fellow citizens. We see it everywhere, folks are so self centered they have no common courtesy. Carts left blocking aisles in the grocery store as they walk away to look at something, leaving shopping carts in open spaces when the cart rack is 20' away. Forget about holding a door for someone, or offering the guy with one item to go ahead of you and your two baskets of stuff... Do you even get a thank you wave when you slow down to let someone to merge ? Our society has become I'm the only person that matters, screw everyone else.
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It begins with you and I. Mom always said "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." I try to live that way, hopefully have passed this on to my children and grandchildren, who are hopefully passing it on to others. Maybe our example of the correct behavior will influence some to change their ways.
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When I was young my Grand-Mother use to say "I'm glad I am on my way out" I didn't understand that at first But now one of my sayings is I am glad I am on my way out. It is a shame the way people have gotten and how they think others should do for them and screw everyone else. People today want respect but they have no idea how to respect others. Not all but way to many.
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sadly its not just campers who have no respect for their fellow citizens. We see it everywhere, folks are so self centered they have no common courtesy. Carts left blocking aisles in the grocery store as they walk away to look at something, leaving shopping carts in open spaces when the cart rack is 20' away. Forget about holding a door for someone, or offering the guy with one item to go ahead of you and your two baskets of stuff... Do you even get a thank you wave when you slow down to let someone to merge ? Our society has become I'm the only person that matters, screw everyone else.

Completely agree. Just yesterday, I was in the grocery store and this woman stops midway through the entrance vestibule and starts reading the coupons. Directly in the middle. No one could get their cart by. Then, she sees me standing and waiting and continues to stand there for another 10-15 seconds. My wife wasn't having it. She pushed by her and said "Excuse me". The lady gave her a look like, "Can't you see I'm looking at this paper?" Unbelievable.
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The stores are also part of that problem They place items just inside of the entrance that causes people to stop and look.
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