Things that “Grind My Gears”

One of our first camping trips we encountered a family that pretty much resembled almost everything we dislike about other people when camping.
They started by pulling in late and setting up loudly. The next morning they started fishing..but before they threw fish food in the lake to attract fish.. worked well they caught about 30 fish in a short time and then started gutting them close to our campsite.
They took off and when returned they with a BB-Gun and started target practice 10 feet from our heads. In the evening they were blasting polish pop music while having a campfire that could have been visible from space.

On many other trips we encountered people just walking through your campsite so they don’t have to walk 20 more feet on their way to the bathroom. I tried to be subtle and put things in front of the “herd path”  but they just walked around.
One time people walked 3 feet away from our table even commenting on our dinner as they walked by.

Music, don’t get me wrong, we enjoy listening to music when camping but we have it turned low so only we can hear it.. while people next door are blasting their music on a level  that makes it hard to have a conversation.

Door slammers… I love them as much as I hate them… BEEP BEEP , Doors opens..SLAM…BEEP BEEP.. 15 seconds later BEEP BEEP , Doors opens..SLAM…BEEP BEEP…and repeat.
I am not sure where these people live that they have to lock their doors every time they get something but  maybe they should learn how to close their car doors quietly.

We have Dogs and we don’t always clean up after dogs….if the dogs are 20 feet into shrubbery away of any sort of trail we don’t pick it up. If it’s visible on on the trail, lawn we do … We had people let their dogs take a dump on the lawn  next  to our campsite, wave to us and never pick it up…

Speeders..love people that go camping in their mustang leave 50 times a day what seems only to show off their “drifting” skills

Generators…I can see how AC  is important to you , specially when being elderly or have young children.. but we have been  to campgrounds where its not THAT hot and they ran the generator day / night… if lucky enough where they enforced quiet hours they ran them from the second they were allowed till the last moment they could.

Yellers…somewhat in line with the “music” except people. Families that communicate across 4 campsites by yelling back and fore.

 

12 thoughts on “Things that “Grind My Gears”

  1. I thought these type of campers only existed here in the UK 😉
    The Forestry Commission here have a stick and flick policy. If your dog craps on the trail pathways, get a stick and flick into the wooded area. Lets face it the woods are full of deer, rabbits and other furry creatures all pooping in there.
    The UK is obsessed picking it up in plastic bags and disposing of it in dog poo bins. Once it is sealed in a bag it could remain for a thousand years. Imagine what the archaeologists in the future will think about a lost dynasty that saved dog poo in bags.lol

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    • right. depending on the location I “flick it” my little dog has the amazing talent to only poo with people around and in the middle of the trail and he prefers to have it of a consitency thats “unflickable”
      I also seen many times where people pick it up and then leave it at the side of the trail.. like some magical forest creature will come and pick it up..

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  2. right. depending on the location I “flick it” my little dog has the amazing talent to only poo with people around and in the middle of the trail and he prefers to have it of a consitency thats “unflickable”
    I also seen many times where people pick it up and then leave it at the side of the trail.. like some magical forest creature will come and pick it up..

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  3. Love the “Tactful” phrasing! I’m a bit hot tempered to turn the other cheek at this point in my life. Maybe someday….
    The neighborhood we previously lived in I had trained the inconsiderate dog walkers to “walk” their dogs on the opposite side of the street. This was after a lady let her dog relieve itself on my wife’s newly planted flowers….AS I WAS STANDING THERE.

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  4. So true. People in general seem less considerate of others these days, and that extends to some campers as well. Everything you describe boils down to being intrusive, which is just plain rude anywhere you go.

    Now smile and just be happy that you’re living the dream, eh? 😉

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  5. We have run into our share of inconsiderate campers! The only thing I can add many of them campers must have boats too. A busy boat ramp always has those with no consideration for others. The smaller the ramp the worse the problem. On busy holidays we will go to the ramp after lunch, pull up a couple of chairs and watch the entertainment.

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