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Old 01-27-2013, 01:51 PM   #15
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Pregnant lady- maybe
Husband - no
Wifi- no, absolutely not!! Why would a person even ask?
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:54 PM   #16
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Which wifi do you guys have where you buy minutes? If you have a smart phone you can tether for free.

Sounds like a set up similar to what we have.
Two laptops in a network handled by a wireless router with a cellular aircard plugged into the router. The only WiFi involved is from the laptop to the router.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:55 PM   #17
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I find that this is a generation of entitled citizens who feel that whatever they want they should have. I think you did the right thing. I would let no stranger into my motorhome and I wouldn't share my WIFI within anyone either. Stunning really the absolute forwardness of people.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:02 PM   #18
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I would have said no in both cases.

In the past I have been asked for the password to my network and said no.

Our network is set up so my wife and I can share some files and we don't want anyone to have access to them or personal info stored on the laptops.

I have since stopped broadcasting our SSID so unless someone knows us well they won't even know have a hotspot.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:05 PM   #19
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I would have let the pregnant woman use the bathroom with the understanding that her boyfriend wait outside the camper. And, I would have sent my wife/girlfriend in the camper with her and stayed outside with the boyfriend having polite conversation.

No to the password. I would have told them that and have been polite about it but, still no to the password.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:10 PM   #20
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NO WAY to either request. Would you let some stranger into your S&B? The WiFi I definetly would say no for the same reason about someone downloading bad stuff.
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I agree that it's a dangerous world now, so caution is certainly in order. I asked DH what he thought we would've done about the pregnant lady. We both thought we would've let her in with DH staying outside with the s.o. As to the WiFi, the answer is no. That, I feel, was a sense of entitlement on the neighbor's part.
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The pregnant woman yes, as long as the man stayed outside. I must have a softer heart than I thought. The dude that wanted to borrow some internet reminds me of that old commercial where the neighbor wanted to borrow some internet.

You never think about these creepy situations. I wonder how often it happens that other people ask to use your bathroom while in a traffic jam?
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Well, there are many ways to say no. I've had to decline a few times and certainly didn't get the responses you did. So maybe you need to think about the way you come across.

Often people want to use your bathroom as a ruse to go thru your medicine cabinet and see what kind of narcotics you have. I can't imagine someone knocking on your door unless it was a true emergency or they were looking for trouble. So depending how they looked, if I wanted to decline, I'd say something to the effect that the toilet is broken.

At home, I keep the powder room on the main level pretty much a sterile space, so if a workman asks to use it, then it's no big deal. If they are looking for scripts, then they are outta luck. But these are workmen I've hired to work at the house, not just any stranger off the street.

I've had to turn down people several times about my wifi. I've always said that I have very little bandwidth and I always go over, so no. Never had a bad reaction to that as most people understand. Never had someone come with having to make an emergency email or anything like that, so I'd have to think about a case like that - you can make a guess account on your router to give temp access, so I guess I could do that if I had a good feeling about them.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:03 PM   #24
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[QUOTE=wincrasher;1444530]Well, there are many ways to say no. I've had to decline a few times and certainly didn't get the responses you did. So maybe you need to think about the way you come across.

That was a tad harsh !!
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Stuck in a traffic jam for an hour and obviously pregnant woman wants to use toilet? That's a real "emergency", as anyone who's ever been pregnant knows. Clearly innocent so I'd have let her in.

The wi-fi moocher, however, was out of line.

If it ever happens again, you might offer to "sell" access for x amount but only for a set time. If they fall for it, take the money, give them your password, and when the time's up change the password!
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Not only no, but he'll no! To both. The wifi bigger would have been thrown out of my campsite. How Rude!
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I am a believer in "gut feeling". If your gut tells you not to allow someone in to use your bathroom, follow your gut. There was something about the situation that made you feel uncomfortable. Who knows what intent of this couple was...... Maybe it was an innocent situation, maybe not. As far as sharing access to your WiFi and more likely use your data plan, it was out of line for the camper to ask you for this. Since I was not there when these two situations occurred, and you followed your gut, I say you did the right thing and should not regret your actions.

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I am a believer in "gut feeling". If your gut tells you not to allow someone in to use your bathroom, follow your gut. There was something about the situation that made you feel uncomfortable. Who knows what intent of this couple was...... Maybe it was an innocent situation, maybe not. As far as sharing access to your WiFi and more likely use your data plan, it was out of line for the camper to ask you for this. Since I was not there when these two situations occurred, and you followed your gut, I say you did the right thing and should not regret your actions.

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