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Old 07-05-2012, 08:29 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by bsirby View Post
You guys are too much. My DH is the friendly one that people probably wish would go home. I'm like Sarah W, if my yawning, and looking around bored doesn't work, I get up and go inside. The DH is still out there . anyone?
Yes, DW is the friendly one in our marriage, perhaps we need to set up a tag team play.

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Old 07-05-2012, 08:30 PM   #44
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I agree with gauto5150...I remember a time when RVers where relatively friendly and that was part of the charm was to socialize with the neighbors some. Now everyone seems to be more anti-social and interested in being cooped up inside watching the satellite TV. I agree that some people overstep boundaries though. I've never had problems in that area because that's why I go camping... to be sociable and be around others with a common interest.I tend to let people approach ME if they want to chat, and when they get long winded I excuse myself politely. I don't understand why people feel the need to be rude or have that " to hell with them, I will never see them again" attitude. But the RV lifestyle has become filled with it... I see it everyday at work. Reading this, I can just see what the National Rally will be like..... 100 coaches of people avoiding one another...LOL !

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Old 07-05-2012, 08:39 PM   #45
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Add to TXiceman' setup a white surgical mask and if possible a quarantine sign or contagious warning sign.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:39 PM   #46
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I've only had annoying neighbors in that they drove through our camp with they rhinos... right between our motorhomes (we were circled up) and the campfire. Yelled at them, the second time I went over to their campsite & gave them a piece of my mind & offered to fire up my buggy to run through their campsite.

As far as chatty cathys go... maybe tell them about how much you don't like your mom & how much they remind you of her! Either that or tell them its time for your straight jacket fitting.
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Whew, I thought I might get some creative, funny responses, but some of these had me laughing out loud. Very amusing, thanks. Now I need to sift through these and decide which ones and how to implement them.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:16 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by TAZ View Post
If I pull my pants down, will you tell me if you think this sore is contagious.
As an EMT I will look and dress the area then send you to a Doctor, so that ploy might not work.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:17 PM   #49
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Having Alaska plates in the lower 48 tends to draw a lot of people wanting to know if I really drove from AK??? Hmmmm??? Do yo see any wings????

But I like friendly neighbors, I only hide out inside watching DISH when its to hot to be outside, 80 and above.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:32 PM   #50
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A large meal of beans, hard boiled eggs and a six pack of cheap beer usually takes care of them on day two.
Add some onions to those beans and broccoli to the eggs for a real aromatic experience.

For some reason, DW isn't around much either
I can't imagine why not......
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:28 AM   #51
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Take out a Chaw of Tabacco and start spitting on the ground between their feet while cleaning you gun. That might help!
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Can't say I've had that problem. I've never met a stranger...a few wierdos maybe...but no strangers. If I'm walking the dog, I'll say Hi to anyone that looks in my direction, but I don't stop to chat unless invited. On the other hand, I don't mind people stopping by my site to chat. You never know who you will run into, and everyone is unique and has a story to tell.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:21 AM   #53
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How about a "Do Not Disturb" sign? Too many bad memories of hotels?
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:33 AM   #54
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This has has been a fun thread (my kind) and no doubt most responses are tongue-in-cheek. Personally, we've never had a problem like this, at least anything serious enough to worry about.

I can report when we arrive and unload our 2 Harleys, they are not a deterent. Most people stop and want too look and chat. Mostly women telling DW they would like to ride their own. Last year we hooked up with 10 couples and road together several times a week. We're all meeting at the same CG this winter.

Cleaning our guns outside isn't much of a deterent either. Most campers carry guns in our experience and they like to talk about them. Of couse, we'll never know how many we did keep away

We have 2 super friendly Jack Russels and they seem to be more of a magnet than a dererent.

RanCarr - I always put onions in me beans along with a little Franks RedHot sauce. I like a good fish burrito topped with limburger with them some times too. Thanks for the brocolli tip, just not sure DW will be very appreciative Did I mention I was allergic to Beano?
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:10 AM   #55
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Gee - now I am afraid to start a conversation at a CG. We are new at this and I've told my friends that RVer's are the nicest people you will ever meet - guess I need to add - "but don't try to get too friendly". Never had a problem but have never pushed myself on anybody (I hope). I do love learning about other people and their travels - guess I will stick to reading about it on here. It's time to go back in, pull the shades and lock the door. Wouldn't want to offend.
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A fun thread sure, but hopefully most of u r tougue in cheek...

I'm a social camper. I walk around, either with my kids or my dog, i say hi to everyone, and if there is interest i'll stop and chat. Ditto for anyone who stops by my site with a kind hello.

U can pretty well tell who is interested in conversation, and who is not.

Most of the campers i talk to seem eager to make new friends, and when the conversation wears out, we move on.

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