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Old 02-10-2017, 08:38   #121
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On the plus side...My son's girlfriend loved hailing the dock office for a shuttle. After checking out, we were taken back to our dock in an enclosed golf cart in driving rain. Pretty much first class service I guess. Ralph
It BETTER BE for a minimum dockage of $160.00 per night. YIKES.
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Is a click the same thing as a clique?
Typo.

He meant "chicks".
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I didn't do anything. Most of the items in post 1 are from happy hour where I quietly drank my wine and observed the going ons around me. After a few of those happy hours with the same topics getting dicussed I thought I would share my new found knowledge with my faceless internet "friends"
Too bad.....
I was looking forward to a good story.
Something involving lots of sex.
Or maybe a little violence.
You sound like just a boring, nice guy.
Sail on.....
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Too bad.....
I was looking forward to a good story.
Something involving lots of sex.
Or maybe a little violence.
You sound like just a boring, nice guy.
Sail on.....
I think you might be misinformed.
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I think you might be misinformed.
About the "nice guy" part?

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Re: The Political World of the Marinas

"Use Guys" (with your best Tony Soprano jersey twang) r cracking me up.
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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

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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.
Just curious how you are getting along in this marina 2 months later? Feeling more "at home"?

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Just curious how you are getting along in this marina 2 months later? Feeling more "at home"?

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hard to say since I wasn't ever not getting along
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hard to say since I wasn't ever not getting along
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Sad when the political world of marinas gets to the point that you stop going to happy hour free wine because your back has trouble healing from the BS stabbing
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Sad when the political world of marinas gets to the point that you stop going to happy hour free wine because your back has trouble healing from the BS stabbing
Wifey B: What did you do to earn the BS stabbing? Or what do they allege?

Free wine is generally overpriced.
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Hopefully they, lol, strain the toenails out of it
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hard to say since I wasn't ever not getting along


Yet, two posts later, a completely different outlook?
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Yet, two posts later, a completely different outlook?
Well I guess now I’m not getting along with you even though I’ve only met you for like 30 seconds. So I guess there are now 3 out all the people here. Thanks for the insight as that is even more worth avoiding.
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Well I guess now Iím not getting along with you even though Iíve only met you for like 30 seconds. So I guess there are now 3 out all the people here. Thanks for the insight as that is even more worth avoiding.


No, I didnít say that. I even offered to take you out to eat Barbecue, although I can tell you from living within spitting distance of here for a lot of my life that a Low Country Boil would be better.
Now just myself Iím not that social a person, that is my Wife, so even though Iím on dock 9 and the clubhouse is just feet away, I am rarely there, usually only when they have classes, USCG reserve visits etc.
My point is I donít see I guess any kind of social group or whatever to stab you in the back, wasnít aware there were any ďgroupsĒhowever I guess that is Human nature, put a bunch of them together and they will separate into different groups I guess.
I tend to keep to myself and enjoy solitude, I seek the secluded anchorage, not the one close to the great Tiki bar, so I am not a member of any kind of social group.
I guess to some that makes me a curmudgeon? Word I learned here
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