Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Rule #232: Campground security

Have you ever read the rules at a campground? Of course not. The only reason you collect that regulatory documentation is to start your fire. When you first get there, all you can think about is cracking a beer and putting the drive out of your mind. 

The security guards at some campgrounds have the ultimate job. They got you by the balls and there's nothing you can do about it. If you break the rules, you're out. If they THINK you broke the rules, you're out. If they don't like you because you're having fun and they aren't, they can SAY you're breaking the rules and you're out. And this aint like making noise at home and getting a fine. No sir! You and your party of no-good beatniks are out on the street in a foreign country and your car is towed. Very costly. Very inconvenient.

All this is really moot point IF proper rule enforcement is employed. The root problem is the security at campgrounds are young men who are given a position of relevant authority. Imagine a 22 year old security guard who has less than an exciting life outside of the campground with a 19 year old trainee. I can hear the conversation now....  
"Hey rookie, see that? that guy just put a plastic cup down on the picnic table. Looks like a 10-92 (beer pong in progress) LET'S ROLL."

In the new world, one of the conditions of employment as campground security is 10 years camping experience & be a guitar player.



  1. I'm down with that.
    With great power comes great responsibility.

    1. Yes and campground security are a powerful bunch! Kind of like the Masons, their an underground cult.


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