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  1. #61
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    Come on man.... You can't let the world dictate how you feel about yourself. That's why you come on here telling everyone your adventures in the first place. Then when they shoot you down you get pissed and upset. If I'm in a lineup and some dude is going on and on about each wave he got or how bad his wipeout is, I ignore him....not because I'm an a-hole, but because it happens to everyone and I'm surfing to escape self absorbed people like that.

    Little victories, Gruvi, are for you and you alone. They mean more that way. Next time, perfect the turtle roll and be proud you got out the back without being "pitted" or pinned or whatever. But nobody needs to know but you, then you can be stoked and not get knocked down. Also, the chick at the grocery store is probably some kid with a crappy summer job. You were a teenager once....you know what it's like.

    Its nice to have validation and have people tell you how great you are doing (especially in today's social climate), but no one tells a young osprey how good it flies while its learning, they master the air on their own merit. I sound all spiritual but really I weighed myself before and after taking a dump and the results are hilarious.

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    or they have the sh@ts of people who don't live there acting like the own the place because they are on vacation.

  3. #63
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassplayer View Post

    Little victories, Gruvi, are for you and you alone. They mean more that way. Next time, perfect the turtle roll and be proud you got out the back without being "pitted" or pinned or whatever. But nobody needs to know but you, then you can be stoked and not get knocked down. Also, the chick at the grocery store is probably some kid with a crappy summer job. You were a teenager once....you know what it's like.

    Its nice to have validation and have people tell you how great you are doing (especially in today's social climate), but no one tells a young osprey how good it flies while its learning, they master the air on their own merit. I sound all spiritual but really I weighed myself before and after taking a dump and the results are hilarious.
    Well said, it's such a personal thing, like the osprey analogy.

  4. #64
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    Quote Originally Posted by gruvi View Post
    I am losing faith in the perception of goodness I had about the peeps on CI for sure. It is messed up too because it is the money brought in by tourism that they don't seem to realize, gives them some semblence of a life, and they are utter ****s to tourists here. It is getting worse, the locals attitudes here, each passing year. Some people here are exempt but I am seeing ones I believed were cool, are actually self serving ****heads. Plus, OMG, they are soooooo lazy here and have no remorse if they take money from you for a job they commit to, and then either do a poor job, or don't complete it at all and feel it is easy to ignore you and get away with my cash, the losers!
    I will be spending my money off island from now on, especially the grocery shopping (a Walmart in pocomoke wins out), because when I am in line spending over $50 on very little crap, and I have to be first to say hello and smile, and all I get back is a sour puss look and an unintelligible reply (but she smiles and chit chats with the kid in line behind me cause he is local with a lame crew cut), that is enough to tell Gruvi things are a mess in the world. Most people are simply ignorant, unhappy assholes.
    People like to feel important, Gruvi. And for people who don't have anything to feel important aboot, they get it from their area or zipcode.

    Really look at how sad that is. No one cares aboot AI. Nobody thinks people from AI are "cool." And deep down they know this. So they band together and form a bond of comradiery through the fact that they happen to be permanent residents of some island. Woopy de friggin doo. I mean, they ain't even from Jersey.

    Yeah the whole, " I hate tourist" thing is for kids and assholes who have no other means of feeling good aboot themselves.

    So don't fret Gruvi. Feel sorry for them. Especially when they're getting crappy unemployment checks in February and have absolutely nothing to do.........The summer is their time "TO SHINE." It really is pathetic.

  5. #65
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    Quote Originally Posted by aka pumpmaster View Post
    or they have the sh@ts of people who don't live there acting like the own the place because they are on vacation.

    This sounds about right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka pumpmaster View Post
    or they have the sh@ts of people who don't live there acting like the own the place because they are on vacation.
    We own a home and pay taxes like all the townspeople here do for over twenty years brah. And I NEVER was arrogant to any soul here, ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka pumpmaster View Post
    or they have the sh@ts of people who don't live there acting like the own the place because they are on vacation.
    Yeah but, you especially Pump, live in areas that were originated to be summer resorts. C'mon Pump, half the charm of your area is that it becomes South Philly in the summer. And really, whether you're in Abington, PA or Cape May County we're all the same peeps. The whole area is all of ours. South Jersey is Philadelphia. All South Jersey families have SE PA roots if you look far enough back. Except for the Leed's. I got nothing but love for SE PA, Northern Delaware and South Jersey. Actually, I like all of Delaware. And well, some of Bucks County, PA I could do without.

    Hey is Mack's Pizza still good? Man, I'm coming down there one of these days and I'm going to play skee ball and eat pizza. Oh log ride, too.

    And you better be nice to the Canadians, Pump. Canada is awesome.

  8. #68
    Quote Originally Posted by bassplayer View Post
    Also, the chick at the grocery store is probably some kid with a crappy summer job. You were a teenager once....you know what it's like.
    Yeah, I know what it was like. My boss would've said "Put a smile on or beat feet. I've got a 2" stack of applications right here beside me."

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    I quit holding doors for people under 50 a couple of years ago. Ungrateful bastards

  10. #70
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    im actually a pretty nice guy bear. I'm passed the whole 'f&ck toruist' thing. about the only two things that will get me aggro is repeated drop ins and somebody paddling out where i am if there is nobody within hundreds of yards from me.