Once in New Bedford, MA we dinghied to shore and there was a guy on his cell phone
describing (in Spanish) every outboard
he saw. He was shopping
. Luckily I speak Spanish so I just stayed with the dink.
That's the attitude we came to the West Coast
In the 2+ years we've been here I've seen:
- a wallet full of cash and credit cards returned to the office
- a 15 year old stereo stolen out of an old car
- a cell phone
that was left in the shower
Sounds like kids
to me. The wallet scared them, but the stereo and phone
were too good to pass up.
My nightmare scenario - the one I would consider going ballistic over - is if they stole my Extra Tough Boots I leave on the back deck
. So it is very much where you are that dictates your experiences. If you wear a Rolex and drive the equivalent boat
you might expect more scrutiny from the local population. Nothing wrong with it, just don't get upset when it happens.