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JimK-NY wrote:

This thread has been very interesting to me. I never understood why anyone would want to camp in an RV park or the equivalent. Now I guess I understand.

BTW, that is also the reason I do not want to stay in them unless absolutely necessary. I do not visit National Parks and other scenic areas to meet the neighbors, tell stories and play cards.


I'm with you.

How could you stay in a place such as below and not have any socializing? You should be able to socialize without ever leaving the rig when your window is 6' from the neighbor. I bet the person who is leaving or arriving was having some colorful socialization going on with the folks across the road and beside his site when the shot was taken.

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This is 100% the opposite of our experience. We wave and almost always get waves back.

I'm not good at talking to strangers so I won't instigate a discussion unless you have something specific that I have questions about.

I'm OK with talking back if someone else talks to me.


This describes me exactly. I am not antisocial, I am just not good at making conversation.


I also have ZERO ability to end a conversation.


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ependydad wrote:

dieseltruckdriver wrote:

ependydad wrote:



This is 100% the opposite of our experience. We wave and almost always get waves back.

I'm not good at talking to strangers so I won't instigate a discussion unless you have something specific that I have questions about.

I'm OK with talking back if someone else talks to me.


This describes me exactly. I am not antisocial, I am just not good at making conversation.


I also have ZERO ability to end a conversation.


ependydad, wow, that was you!

I thought I was never going to get away from that urinal! LOL!

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Some people can talk the horns off a billy goat, I fit kinda in the middle. [emoticon]

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Mr.Mark wrote:

ependydad wrote:

dieseltruckdriver wrote:

ependydad wrote:



This is 100% the opposite of our experience. We wave and almost always get waves back.

I'm not good at talking to strangers so I won't instigate a discussion unless you have something specific that I have questions about.

I'm OK with talking back if someone else talks to me.


This describes me exactly. I am not antisocial, I am just not good at making conversation.


I also have ZERO ability to end a conversation.


ependydad, wow, that was you!

I thought I was never going to get away from that urinal! LOL!

Jus Kid'n. [emoticon]

Some people can talk the horns off a billy goat, I fit kinda in the middle. [emoticon]

Safe travels,
MM.


I’m a hugger, too! Makes for interesting pees.

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Speaking of socializing. Think we can agree most of us are part of this club. Maybe we should start using this sign instead of waviing.

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Hey Mike. I think you are on to something. Maybe those of us who are social should put a "Welcome" sign on our campsite, and/or those not wanting to socialize could put an "N" sign on their site. That would make it easier to identify each other. Or [emoticon] (friendly), [emoticon] (leave me alone).

As for politics? Civility has disappeared. I am certainly willing to engage in civil discourse. We can agree to disagree, but lack of discourse and, education and exchange of viewpoints just leads to further division.

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DW and I have a TT. When we camp, we are always outside reading or playing games. I enjoy waving to people as they pass by and even talking to the ones that stop. We have the mind set that if we wanted to stay in the TT why have it, we can stay in at home. I have noticed over the years that there are more people who just want to be left alone to do their own thing, but it is nice to meet people from other parts of the country and hear their camping stories. I even got a few new places to go talking with one fella.


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I like to talk. If you are setting outside I will say hi and sometimes start up a conversation. My wife on the other hand is not a talker and likes to set inside. But that is fine. And I get a lot of folks asking questions about the dogs when setting outside and I love to talk about my greyhounds. But is does depend on what park and what time of year you go. Socializing is part of the fun of camping. And you do meet some interesting folks along the way.


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My wife considers me to be an antisocial person, and maybe she’s right, when we are home, but when I’m out in my favorite state park, I’m the most friendly, generous, helpful guy around.


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CFerguson wrote:

lakeside013104 wrote:

Pangaea Ron wrote:

I also still open doors, and get nothing but thanks. . . what did you do to offend her?


Good question. Honestly, I am not sure what the problem was. All I did was hold the door open like I have done for decades. No conversation from me to her.

Maybe she was having a bad day, that happens to us all. From the jist of her tirade, I gather she has had a recent bad experience with a man.

Her statement went like this, but was much more detailed:
"I don't need no blank blank MAN to do nothing for me". ...
Lakeside


You should have assumed an indignant posture and said "How DARE you assume my gender!"


If my brain worked faster, that would have been a good one to respond with. I am old and slow and rely on years of life experiences when dealing with others. I try to give back 'twice' what I get. Show kindness toward me you get double the kindness back. Being ignorant to me, well you get the idea.........

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ependydad wrote:



I’m a hugger, too! Makes for interesting pees.


OK - this was the best line in the whole thread!!! LOL!

Ed and I tend towards "somewhat reclusive" - we've always worked in businesses that have a lot of interaction with other folks, so when we're camping, we tend to enjoy the quiet. That being said - we recently met up with RobWNY (RV.net) and his lovely wife; and had a great lunch!

You DO meet nice people through camping (and RV.net!)

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