I often read in Facebook groups how people seek new friendships while traveling the country and are asking if it is rude to visit other people on their campsite or what the etiquette is.
For me on a personal level ….some people are too intrusive and have no boundaries. I work full time 8 to 5 Eastern time and get in a real bad mood when people see me in the passenger seat working with the window open and come over to chat, or they see a sticker on the rig and feel like they have to knock on the door which drives the dogs crazy and makes me look bad on conference calls. We had people knock on the windshield cause they saw the cats laying there….
I am not sure what people don’t understand about working full time. I am not the guy from the matrix, I am not some brainiac that codes for 10 min from starbucks to earn his keep at the company… I have somewhat boring job with a set schedule with meetings breaks, etc… when I am outside with the dogs..THATS MY LUNCH BREAK…sorry I dont have time to listen to your life story, I don’t mean to be rude but … I got the next meeting in a few minutes….
I also love that people with dogs feel the urge to come over. Our oldest dog is 15 years old and it takes him long enough to make up his mind where to poo… we walk him, people see us and come over, we move and think they get the message… no, they keep coming over till he loses his focus and won’t go …well he will shit in the RV when we are gone or sleeping… so thanks for that.
People see you pull in come over while you are trying to back the rig in the spot, level it, hook up, get the dogs out etc.. we had it a few times where after saying thanks and good-bye a few times left people standing outside and had to hide inside for 30 min before they wandered off.
I understand people trying to be friendly, share stories, wanting to invite you over or themselves to your place. But there is a time and place for all of those… One thing I have planned is to get a funny but serious DO NOT KNOCK OR DISTURB sign for the RV… big bright yellow..maybe people get the message then.