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Old 05-24-2016, 09:02 PM   #41
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Pretty good thread. Lots of interesting stories. Later RJD
Thanks! What prompted me to post the topic was an observation from last week at a CG in Florida. We saw one couple from a camper strike up a conversation in the street with their next door neighbors. Next thing you know one couple goes and gets their chairs and carries them over to the neighbors. You would think they were long lost friends. So we got to thinking about the intrusion aspect.

Personally we are the type that will wave and say hello, but wouldn't think of inserting ourselves into someone else's vacation. And I don't drink so that angle is out.

Anyway, I thought it would be interesting to see the range of social interaction behavior that the forum members have. Feel free to use it for a thesis paper.
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:20 PM   #42
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Telling me how your class A is better than my fifth wheel was a great ice breaker. And then loudly proclaiming how I was doing things wrong. I really liked that guy.

OR, alternatively- the friends we actually made at the same campground. We pulled up and the kids on the playground literally squealed in delight at seeing other kids. We made a point to get a site near them. Our kids played with their kids. The adults chatted with the adults. It was good.
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:23 PM   #43
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New England is Classic for the no answer no eye contact camper...
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Thanks! What prompted me to post the topic was an observation from last week at a CG in Florida. We saw one couple from a camper strike up a conversation in the street with their next door neighbors. Next thing you know one couple goes and gets their chairs and carries them over to the neighbors. You would think they were long lost friends. So we got to thinking about the intrusion aspect.

Personally we are the type that will wave and say hello, but wouldn't think of inserting ourselves into someone else's vacation. And I don't drink so that angle is out.

Anyway, I thought it would be interesting to see the range of social interaction behavior that the forum members have. Feel free to use it for a thesis paper.
It's really interesting to see how other folks interject there ideas. Makes one think about next outing and how to handle. Thanks. Later RJD
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:40 PM   #45
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We avoid RV parks and seek out state parks and COE campgrounds since they generally have a goodly amount of space between sites. This makes it less likely that anybody will impose themselves on me.
I made an exception once; we stayed at the Myrtle Beach Travel Park, which is pretty nice as far as I can tell, however, as I was checking my stabilizer jacks one day a woman came out of the TT next door and commenced to telling me in no uncertain terms everything that is wrong with my country (Canadian plates on the TT, btw). It was like she was picking up a conversation that had been interrupted.
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I think it depends on the environment also. We have a daughter that is a student at Mississippi State, so we camp frequently in a campground in Starkville. During football season, on game weekends the campground is one big tailgate all weekend. After games, if my daughter is still wearing her band uniform when we return to the campground, we have plenty of visitors. I don't mind this, I usually am ready to enjoy a few cold ones by the campfire. At other times however, there is a much different crowd in the campground and everyone usually is just passing through or has business at the university and people will just give a quick hello and go on about their business.
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a woman came out of the TT next door and commenced to telling me in no uncertain terms everything that is wrong with my country (Canadian plates on the TT, btw). It was like she was picking up a conversation that had been interrupted.[/QUOTE]

Hey, we are not all rude ( Canadian plates on my MH)
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Telling me how your class A is better than my fifth wheel was a great ice breaker. And then loudly proclaiming how I was doing things wrong.
For me, that would be a fun conversation. I generally hold the trump card when interacting with those folks.

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For me, that would be a fun conversation. I generally hold the trump card when interacting with those folks.

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