Sunday, September 20, 2009

Anonymous Has Left The Park

Peace reigns here today. Anonymous and company have pulled out and all is quiet. I have my serenity and sanity back and all is well in my world! I know exactly who the author of the anonymous comments was (is?) and all her cohorts. Seems every problem I have had for the last three months stems from these folk. My last encounter with one of them was unpleasant indeed.

My Dad was here and I took some time off from the storefront to be with my family. One evening I checked in a traveler who requested a pull-thru (not an unusual request). I sent him to a site along with a map and went on with my supper preparations. He came back minutes later to tell me that a truck was parked on that site. I knew immediately who the vehicle belonged to.... they had parked there before when I tried to put someone on the site. This incident is what prompted me to put in writing a list of rules and distribute them to the occupants of the park. The site next to that site was also unoccupied (I thought, anyway), so I told the nice man to just park on that one thinking I could take care of the problem later. No such luck.....another truck was parked there.

I turned off my stove and told my folks I would be back in a few minutes and took off on foot to remedy the situation. I knocked on her door. I admit I was already annoyed, but she came out with an attitude. She told me that was her parking spot (yeah, right) and that my husband had told her not to park on the grass (no, he didn't). I told her that she had already been told NOT to park on an empty site and that she was preventing me from renting the site and that she could indeed park there if she paid to. I told her to move the truck....she said she didn't have the keys. I then asked whose truck was parked in the next site. "They ain't here, and they ain't never had a place to park. They've gone to Kansas." WHAT! I am by now not very pleasant and I repeat what I have already said about blocking the use of my empty sites. I walked over the nice people who are waiting to see if they would mind backing into a site.

She discovers that the second truck has the keys in it (I know I always go to another state and leave the keys in my vehicle). As she is moving this truck I am busy picking up broken flip-flops and beer cans and tequila bottle and all manner of garbage. I put this down and go to tell the man to pull into the site she is moving the truck out of. "Don't you put that shit in my yard!" she screams at me, "I have already cleaned my shit up and that ain't my shit!" How very classy. I had no intention of leaving it there.......and I am quite certain that the shit in question was hers. I had seen the mangled flip-flop on the foot of her child at one point during their stay.

This doesn't end here...... Love of my life was at work. I called and told him that I had had an encounter with this person. We do communicate about these things. She went to the station where he works and told on me! I can' t even express in words just how exasperated I was.



Early on in their stay here I wrote a post about the cloud of marijuana that engulfed the park one evening. I was told by several reliable sources that it emanated from the same vehicle blocking my site.

While out shopping with my Mama and Daddy I found this candy from my youth. I was enjoying it immensely and offered to share with love of my life. Holding up the bag I said "Want some Mary Jane, honey?" He looked at me strangely and then said, "Oh... candy, I wasn't sure what you were talking about." Then I pondered....... was this an inside joke, as I took it to be...... or does he need a hearing aid as much as my Dad?"

19 comments:

Eddie Bluelights said...

Some nasty people around, Kathy, you seem to get more than your share of them ~ Eddie

The Good Cook said...

Good riddance to the bad element. Although my heart aches for the child in this story.

ellen abbott said...

What the heck took her so long?

scarlethue said...

I agree with Ellen, but then again some people are never happy, no matter where they are or who they're with.

Nancy said...

Glad the're gone! Yay!

Anonymous said...

So glad you got rid of them - but if I didn't know better - I would think they have been parked next to us this week. We also have one of those bunkhouse RV's with at least 4 compartments down the way. They like the midnight conversations with a lot of )&_%^*+* type words.

Wouldn't it be nice to have just regular folks in nice RVs around us??

Anonymous said...

You should stick to renting only to the "ELITE" pipeliners!!

Rae said...

WOW. I never guessed that people in a campground could be so nasty and argumentative. Thank goodness she is out of your hair. I feel sorry for the next folks they encounter. What a nightmare.

Missy said...

Oh happy day!! Enjoy your candy!

Emptynester said...

Oops, didn't realize that I had to put my name in the box after I logged in. Don't want to be Anonymous. (I was the first one - not the other one)

lovelyprism said...

Hallelujah! I'm glad they're gone. I do not understand people who act that way. What possesses people to be so RUDE? I hope the rest of the season is nice and calm for you.

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Thank God they have gone. Some people don't deserve the skin they are in. I hope all returns to normal now as it sounded worrying altogether. Hope they never darken your doorstep again.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

So glad that she's has left your park!

Hit 40 said...

Glad things have settled down for you!! You have had some crazy guests this summer.

Meggie said...

It is very sad to think these people can breed! I suppose I don't have the right to say that, but....
Good riddance!

pipeliners wife said...

You know not all people are the same. But when you talk about pipeliners you talk about all. Its not easy when we have to leave are familys just so we can work like any other person out there. But what makes it harder is when you go to a park were you don't feel welcome when people like you talk about us.This is the frist time in three years i didn't feel comfortable.The only one that made us feel welcome was you husband.Well if i ever come back to missouri. your park is not on my list. Well now that we are gone you can get your sanity back.We are people to. We might have gotten a litttle noise sometimes. but when they work all week they deserve it.Its not like we fight or do stupid shit we just have a good time.So i'll keep reading your blog. to see who else you can talk about. I have better things to do besides talking about people.So keep you sanity in place you don't have to worrie about us anymore.YOUR PARK IS (KAN'T DO)and is not for pipeliners. PIPELINERS WIFE

Alix said...

Oh Kathy, you poor sweet thing!

Well, one good thing has come of this miserable experience... I've added you to my blogroll so I never miss another minute of your adventures.

PS: A restraining order might be in order. Just sayin'.

labbie1 said...

I, for one, really appreciate your (you and Drew) efforts on behalf of the campers in your RV park. I have found it to be very nice--as are the owners! Thanks!

LadyLeonine said...

Just read (with great difficulty) the comments the lovely and vivacious "Anonymous" left on DEALING WITH OTHERS. Pity she apparently didn't graduate from elementary school. Between the spelling errors, grammar, punctuation, capitalization errors, and her potty-mouth, it was hard to know exactly what she was attempting to spout out. For Christmas or birthday, I would strongly suggest a dictionary and a thesaurus (if she knows someone to whom English is not a second language).

As far as reminding everyone that she is a "country girl," that is fairly obvious in her vernacular, and a moot point.

I am a trifle confused as far as the problem understanding "You break it, you pay for it." I don't think that any store or retail establishment has the attitude she obviously expects of: "Oh, honey -- don't worry about that $1,000.00 crystal vase you just smashed into a million shards. It's only money!" I assume the Kampground is NOT operating under the "Not for Profit" federal regs, but if so, I need to get Kathy & Drew to a doctor, quickly.

As far as not being "angry" when she "found out what the problem was," -- had I expected some poor schmuck running the RV park to pay for everything I had ruined by "oops," giving them the wrong information about my $60K Travel Trailer, I wouldn't have been angry, either. By the way, if Anonymous has all this money to spend why can't she fix her own problems, instead of expecting miracle fixes?

THE BOTTOM LINE IS -- Anonymous, AKA Pipeliner's Wife, AKA A Thankful Civilian (were you in the Armed Forces?), AKA A Hard-Worker (YOU worked on the pipeline?), AKA An Occasional Beer Drinker (with a 4-month old baby???????), and AKA A Tired of Your S _ _ t Customer -- why didn't you leave sooner? I'm positive that other campers who appreciate a nice, quiet, well-kept environment -- free of other "customers" who clutter the place with their reared-in-the-pig-sty, I can "drank" you under the table in no time, 'soon as I fling this last bottle in the pool and put out my cig on the table, & can't you watch them damn youngins! -- will cheerfully take your place.

For "Good Riddance" -- yes, that was a joyful chorus I heard from the other occupants of the Kampground, all the way to Georgia the day you cranked her up and rolled on down the highway, to obviously make life miserable for some other poor, unsuspecting campground owners. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to them.