So I've been at this marina now for 13 days, which destroys my all time marina stay record
of 8 days. One of the things I've become aware of is just how much political danger
there is in marinas
when talking to people. Such as (some I just observed)
There's the marina employees:
1 - Beware any comments that may be taken as complaining.
2- Don't make suggestions, if they don't have or do it they don't want to and will have a "reason" ready
3 - Don't say ANYTHING that could be twisted into meaning you may have done something "questionable"
4 - Beware saying something that might require effort by them
1 - Don't talk politics as you are guaranteed that someone in the group will get pissed out
2 - don't talk batteries
, it will be just like on CF
3 - don't talk AIS
, anchors, well just don't talk about boat equipment
stuff half the people will be believers and half won't and it it will be just like here
4 - No matter what the problem is you DON'T know how to fix it, just know it at the start and shut up
5 - Don't discuss the marina, there will be someone in the group that has their lips firmly planted on their behind
6 - Yes the USA
sucks, you don't have to stay.
7 - Yes people will offer to help you, don't assume there wasn't alcohol involved and that they met it
8 - There's "clicks" in the groups just like in High School
, don't try to cross between the groups because they already saw to talk to the other group
there's more, but ...................
OTOH - it most likely me that is the problem, I forget the people rules sometimes.