Tuesday, September 29, 2009

For The Pipeliner's Wife

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
Saturday, 26 September,


As I scrolled through previous posts reading comments left, I came across this one at the top of this post. Seems she was offended that I would talk about the behaviour of the group that she apparently associates herself with. I will take this opportunity to address her concerns.....

I agree that all people are not the same. This was made all the more apparent by the behaviour of the group that recently moved on. Yes, they were pipe liners. I still have pipe liners in my park. Lucky for them I do not prejudge their behaviour by the example of the recently departed ones. The ones that are still here have commented on the quiet evenings we all enjoy now. The noise level has gone down dramatically. The number of complaints that I am responsible for solving has also decreased...dramatically.

I am sure that leaving your families and traveling is a hardship, but one that you have chosen to do. By choosing this lifestyle you should expect to be subject to the rules of the parks that you stay in. These rules are not put in place solely to inconvenience any one group. They are pretty standard in any park I have ever stayed in. You say that I did not make you feel welcome, but that my husband did. Probably because I am in the office and he is out in the park. I am the one who answers the phone and hears the complaints, so that when you do see me it is to solve a problem. After addressing the same problem with the same party time after time I would agree that my facade would not be a welcoming one. Had any of you complained about another camper creating an atmosphere that you found to be unbearable they would have been treated the same as you were when they complained about you.

You say that because you work hard you deserve to make noise and have a good time. Do you think that the campers around you who may be tired and want to get a good night's sleep not deserve to have that. They also pay to stay here.

I am not sure what you would consider to be stupid shit. Would that be leaving a dog out to live in a cardboard box to howl and whimper all night. Maybe parking your vehicles in empty sites. Or maybe getting so drunk that you are seen laying half in-half out of your camper without a stitch of clothing on? Maybe it would be drinking out of glass containers in the pool area, or using the pool skimmers as your personal ashtray. The laundry room would be considered part of the building and would be a no smoking zone, but that didn't stop someone from emptying an entire ashtray of cigarette ashes and butts into the floor. The washers and dryers were repaired weekly due to overloading them. Maybe this is what you may be referring to.

You are absolutely right when you say that all people are not the same. Even with-in your group were some that would be welcome back at my park. I am glad that my park is not on your lists of parks should you ever find yourself back in this area.

I tend to disagree that my park is not for people working on the pipeline, I do agree that it is not the park for the group you are with and I will definitely be screening my long term renters more carefully from this point on. Sad to say that a whole group of hard working people will no doubt be judged by the behaviour of a few.

Perhaps you should consider your own behaviour and why I found it to be worthy of posting on my blog.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have to say that we enjoyed our 2 month stay at KAN DO, as did our kids!! You have a wounderful park and it is very family friendly, the kids felt right at home. There are people that will kick a pile of shit just to see if it stinks and I think these people fall into that group. Thanks for a great summer.

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Superb factual answer devoid of histionics and unemotive unlike your pipe-liner's comment. We call these people Chav's in the UK. The spelling left a lot to desired, I'd have been itching to correct it!

I suppose the one decent thing they have done, quite unintentionally, is to promise not to come back to your site again. You must be overjoyed. Glad it is resolved for you and the other decent considerate campers that you have.

Mrs.C said...

Good for you. I've stayed in places where any complaints about fellow campers were NOT dealt with, and the decent campers left to get away from the bad ones!

Your campground, your hard work, your rules. Just because we pay a minimal fee to use the facilities does NOT give us the right to disrupt the entire "neighborhood".

Brian Miller said...

dust off you sandals...life goes on...nice reply.

Hit 40 said...

The note was hard to read with all the typos. You have had a long summer with some thought less people. I hope you kept a list to tell them that you are full next time they call or pull up late at night.

Alix said...

Preach it sistah!

You were a whole lot more diplomatic and discreet in your reply than I would have been. You matched that poorly spelled rant point-for-point and got the TKO.

Yay Kathy!

ellen abbott said...

Well, she's persistent. You gotta giver her that.

I wonder what she considers 'stupid shit' if it's not 'getting so drunk that you are seen laying half in-half out of your camper without a stitch of clothing on'.

Palmsrv said...

"We work hard all week and deserve to make a little noise" Maybe they should go to a local bar for the night and when the Cops show up they can tell them how hard they've been working and she what their response is.

We've been to a few parks where, when the long term workers come in they will only give them a month at a time in case they turn out to be idiots then then can get rid of them after the month.

SJT said...

Good for you Kathy!

Pat said...

Kathy,

Being a fellow camper, we've been at two campgrounds long term that have had people who worked on the pipeline. Never had we experienced what you have described as far as behavior. These people went to work, came home, and relaxed on weekends, but not to the excess that you described. Those people at your campground were a rude, rowdy bunch. And I agree, not ALL pipeliners are like this. But that group deserved to get kicked out.

Re: me coming through your area - yes! We changed our plans and will stay at your campground if you have an opening. See you tonight!

pipeliner wife said...

Here we go again. You have a answer for everthing. So keep up the good work because i really dont give a rats ass. You just keep talking about people you dont know. And boy are you really getting good at it. If most people only knew.

Anonymous said...

I just don't understand how you can talk so badly about the people who paid your bills.. I'm sure it helped you a great deal when all the pipeliners moved into your park. We were all told that this was the first year your park was full. I believe instead of talking bad about the people who lined your pockets with money you should get off of your prissy fat ass and do something other than sittin around typing your lfe away. If you don't want people to pick the fruit trees put one of your little signs on it, if you don't want people to park in empty lots then maybe you should make the lots bigger so the campers can park thier vehicles.. I really think the problem is you just have to find something to bitch and bark about. My mother always said "pretty is as pretty does" and lady you are a very mean and ugly person.. Maybe try working on yourself for a change.

Meggie said...

The 'Pipeliners Wife' sounds like a, PAIN, the type that no one wants to be neighbours with.

Nancy said...

Wow, some people can be so trashy. Poor little dog. And so drunk they are naked - lying half in and half out of their trailer? Sorry you have had to deal with such low-life issues, Kathy. Campgrounds are for all of the people staying there - not just a few. Close confines requires some consideration, no matter where you live.