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Discussion in 'Campground Etiquette' started by jenventola, Sep 29, 2016.
What do I say?? "Hey, grab me another beer since you're headed this way!"
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I don't see a quote button. Am I missing something?
I've only had one egregious case of someone passing through the camp site so far. He looked right at me as he entered the site, kept looking at me as he tripped over one of our storage buckets, and seemed upset that my daughter was rude enough to be in his way. I'm not even sure why he was there since he had to go out of his way to walk through our site (going nowhere important that I could see) instead of staying on the road 20 feet away.
So I told him (paraphrased), "Welcome to our camp site! Dinner will be ready in about 20 minutes. Please put your pot luck food item on that table and relax until we are ready to eat...Oh, you didn't bring your pot luck item? Please go back to your camp site and grab it and then come on back."
He turned around and left. My kids thought it was hilarious. My wife told me that I'm an idiot.
This happened at our first, and only, time staying at Elk Neck State Park in MD. I really think it was non-camper kids that were doing the cutting, but one even made a regular habit of looking in my pup when walking by it!! Sadly, I did have to say something and I am pretty sure I scared one of the kids but I mean come on, where the hell are the parents??!!
Our pit bull, although she's friendly, usually deters people from cutting through our site.
Taking advantage of stereotypes...
I just say hello and sometimes strike up a conversation. Camping for me is about meeting interesting people.
CRIME SCENE TAPE!!
My Bat-dog barks if folks come too close. So I use that and just say "hi, sorry about that, she is protecting her space. If you can walk along xxxx, she'll settle down."
Most folks are really nice about it. Giving them a definitive border for my space helps a lot. Especially when it is along the water. I don't claim the water or shore, just give them a line.