Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-16-2010, 05:47 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Appalachian Campers
Coastal Campers
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: New Bern,NC
Posts: 2,032
RUDE DUDE!!!! in St Augustine !!

Yesterday, as we were leaving Indian Forest Campground in St. Augustine, we could not get out as a guy was washing his truck with the fiver hooked to it. We were the second in line as this fellow washed his truck. He had the way out of the campground blocked as he washed. He did hold up hand with five fingers, I guess meaning five more minutes. I should have told him he number 1 !!!!. By the time he finished several more were waiting to leave. I had about 400 miles and wanted to get there before dark and the office closed. I made the before the office closed but not the dark part.
Tom
__________________

__________________
diandtom is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-16-2010, 05:55 PM   #2
Community Administrator
 
NLOVNIT's Avatar


 
Pond Piggies Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
LA Gulf Coast Campers
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 22,310
Blog Entries: 1
How very rude! Some people are just selfish & have no thought about how their actions impact others. Where was the campground manager while all this was going on?

Lori-
__________________

__________________
Lori & Dave - FMA #3415 | FMCA #F419886 | RV/MH Hall of Fame Lifetime Member
2006 Fleetwood Bounder 36Z & 2014 Honda CRV EX-L AWD, My iRV2 Photo Albums
How is it one careless match can start a forest fire but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
NLOVNIT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 06:18 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Appalachian Campers
Coastal Campers
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: New Bern,NC
Posts: 2,032
Quote:
Originally Posted by NLOVNIT View Post
How very rude! Some people are just selfish & have no thought about how their actions impact others. Where was the campground manager while all this was going on?

Lori-
Who Knows, They may have told time to use the non drinkable water that we was using. He did have a new black Chevy truck. I guess he wanted to keep it clean. A couple hours later we were in rain and all the way to Myrtle Beach.
__________________
diandtom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 06:21 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
PNWGirl's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 980
I think that I am turning into my Grandmother. She was always saying how people had no respect anymore and how different life was compared to when she was growing up. I'm finding myself thinking the same thing.

But I am also finding that I have little tolerance to this kind of thing anymore. I would have gotten out of my rig, gone up to him and ask him- politely- to move long enough to let us by. If he said no, I'd then go to the manager and if they didn't move him, I would tell them that I am calling the cops. Every single place I've ever been to has a fire ordinance. You MUST keep a clear fire lane.

It's like in the movie theater when people are talking on the phone or texting. I lean right over and say, very clearly and in a normal voice, "would you please take that outside?" It never fails. They jump and snap the cell phone closed. I then say "thank you" and smile politely. My former husband gets a real charge out of it and I've had, on a number of occassions, people around the individual, say 'thank you'.

I am just tired of the rudeness and have no problem, now days, shaming people into acting with consideration to others.

Sheila
__________________
1990 Itasca Suncruiser 32'
1996 V8 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
7 Pomeranians, a white Chuihuhia & a 1982 Honda Express Scooter
~ Salt Creek Recreation Area Olympic Peninsula, Washington ~
PNWGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 07:31 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
RVThere's Avatar
 
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Florida Keys
Posts: 2,163
That's why they put AIR HORNS on RV's!
__________________
Tom and Katharine
'07 Winnebago Tour 40TD, 400hp Cummins
'17 Winnebago View 24V, '02 R-Vision B+
RVing for 19 years & 150,000+ miles
RVThere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 07:37 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
PNWGirl's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 980
Quote:
Originally Posted by RVThere View Post
That's why they put AIR HORNS on RV's!
Succinct and to the point….. I love it!!
Sheila J
__________________
1990 Itasca Suncruiser 32'
1996 V8 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
7 Pomeranians, a white Chuihuhia & a 1982 Honda Express Scooter
~ Salt Creek Recreation Area Olympic Peninsula, Washington ~
PNWGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 07:44 PM   #7
Member
 
Excel Worker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by PNWGirl View Post
I think that I am turning into my Grandmother. She was always saying how people had no respect anymore and how different life was compared to when she was growing up. I'm finding myself thinking the same thing

Sheila
You are not alone in that. Just seems anymore People are kind of in their own worlds sometimes and don't think about the rest of "us". But you find it the other way too! I don't know how many times I have held doors open for people and they dawdle and take their time and cause me to wait, but just the same I don't know how many times I've held doors for people and had them say "You first"! Looking at the world sometimes, it's just your day, and your perspective. Rude might be a slow moving driver. Rude might be the vehicle approaching fast behind you as you try to get your daughters birthday cake to the party safely. Rude might be being detained in hot weather waiting for some guy to turn his sign at a construction site so you can finally get on your way, rude might be being yelled at honked at or belittled when it's 110 degrees your trying to get cars through as fast a possible and yet have to let your men do thier job, Rude might be irate customers in-line at the store yelling you need more checkers, or a frantic cashier trying to get people through fast as possible with no help getting yelled at by customers, it's just your day, and it's just YOUR perspective. BTW in this case, I think the guy blocking DiandTom was rude.
__________________
Excel Worker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2010, 09:29 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
StStg1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 364
I don't know, but I think the campground has a serious problem with placing a washing spot or allowing a RV to be washed when the act would block the entrance to the campground. Like was mentioned earlier, what if there were some ckind of emergency and there was no fire lane for emergency vehicles to pass?
__________________
2014 Wildwood 27RKSS 2004 Nissan Titan Pilot Steve
Co-Pilot Marlene Furry Four Leg children: Fancy Lab/Chow, LB Little Bit, Maltese, Rocky, Border Terrier
StStg1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2010, 09:44 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Appalachian Campers
Coastal Campers
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: New Bern,NC
Posts: 2,032
He could have washed this truck , fiver at his spot. You can wash you rv's there. They also have several Not drinkable water at other locations, that would not block anyone.
__________________
diandtom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2010, 12:13 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 320
Is this what the guy looked like?



__________________
SideRoads is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2010, 03:25 PM   #11
doc
Senior Member
 
doc's Avatar
 
Appalachian Campers
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Dixie !! (north Georgia) USA
Posts: 2,955
Tom, I unerstand your frustration completely. Have been lined up at the RV fuel pumps at the Flying J, Carnesville on I-85 and have actually have people fuel and then go inside and stay for several minutes, either having a meal or a snack. Now these guys walked off with us sitting behind them in line - knowing we were back there. There was room for at least one rig in front of where they were fueling and plenty of room in the RV parking area. The only possible reason I can see for them doing this is they might have thought someone would accuse them of driving off w/o paying.
Your guy blocking the driveway is just the pits - pure self indulgent RUDE. Karma will get him some place down the road. Just smile and know you did the right thing by not getting into a big brouhaha with him.
See you guys in April
__________________
doc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2010, 03:29 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Always-RVing's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 959
If you only knew why the washing was desparate.
__________________
Fleetwood Providence 2008 40e
Ford F-350 4x4 Diesel 6.0L 2006
Honda CR-V 2006
Always-RVing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2010, 05:13 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Chuck 1935's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Shadow Hills,CA 91040
Posts: 3,020
Under Walmarts Parking post #201, I posted about stupid people and was warned that I was a tad insensitive. Looks like my observations were correct. I too would have laid into the air horns until the jerk got the picture. (unlikely)
__________________
NOTE; I am not responsible for typos, poor grammer or misspelled word !
04 Itasca, Meridian 34H, 330 Cat/2003 CR V Toad
1933 Ford 3 Window,as seen in Bye Bye Birdie
Pvt. E1 Retired, Shadow Hills,Ca.
Chuck 1935 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2010, 05:58 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
UFO Pilot's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sonoma County, CA
Posts: 4,612
I was waiting in line at the pumps at the Loves in Quartzsite while a young man in a van finished fueling. When he finished, the doors all opened and 3 or 4 guys climbed out. They ALL, including the driver, went into the store. About 5 or more minutes later they all walked out with their arms full of food. They got back in the van and then took another 2 or 3 minutes to finally pull away from the pumps. In the mean time, I am blocking the entrance and can't move forward or back. People looked at me like I was the problem. I wonder when people started believing that they are the only one living on this planet?
__________________

__________________
Wayne & Roberta and Maggie the Miracle Dog
08 Winnebago Destination 39W Gas UFO Workhorse Chassis
Making the Journey in our Destination

UFO Pilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
St Augustine and Savannah Recommendations? footdoc Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 6 05-13-2009 09:23 PM
This dude was at Walmart in St Augustine, Fla. diandtom Just Conversation 21 03-02-2008 08:31 PM
St. Augustine Flying J on I-95 rebelsbeach Navigation, Routes & Roads 9 01-07-2007 05:23 AM
Two St. Augustine FL Campground Reviews! THutch Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 9 11-09-2006 03:57 AM
St Augustine JAXFL Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 1 08-05-2005 04:16 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.