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    Default Are you guys Cavedivers?

    Today my dad and I were setting up our gear in the parking lot at Manatee. After the forth or fifth person passing by asked us if we were cave divers. I thought of a much better answer to that question:

    "nope were plumbers and there is a nasty clog thats got to be fixed"

    Does any one else have any other answers to that wonderful question?

    ~Dive Safe~

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    Yesterday I came out of a cave, and two "red necks" asked me if 1: did I just come out of the cave, 2: how far back does it go...3: is it dark in there..... just chuckled and said ya it goes back quite a way.....Ken

    Last edited by Line Squirrel; 06-15-2008 at 05:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seabass View Post

    Does any one else have any other answers to that wonderful question?
    How about "yes" and then politely answer their questions?

    I know it's tempting, especially after the fourth or fifth time but smart ass answers only make us look like snobbish elitists. Besides, you might be talking to a guy that's looking for somebody to take a peek in a hole on his land...it's happened to me twice now

    Last edited by Line Squirrel; 06-15-2008 at 06:24 PM.
    It's bad luck to be superstitious.

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    I agree with Mike. We get asked the same question over and over again, it's not malicious and some of the kids that ask are simply curious.

    Just because they are "red necks" as you refer to them doesn't mean they are stupid.

    No need to be a jerk, those are the same people that may help you get a tire fixed or whatever else one of these days.

    You are in "their" back yard so to speak. No need to be impolite.

    Dive safe,

    Celia

    "Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others."
    ...Buddha

    ''Life's tough, pilgrim, and it’s even tougher if you're stupid.''
    - John Wayne

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    Agreed Celia,

    But is is darker in there if you dive on the dark side?

    Meng Tze
    -Homo Bonae Voluntatis

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    Quote Originally Posted by MengTze View Post
    Agreed Celia,

    But is is darker in there if you dive on the dark side?
    No, just sleeker....

    Dive safe,

    Celia

    "Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others."
    ...Buddha

    ''Life's tough, pilgrim, and it’s even tougher if you're stupid.''
    - John Wayne

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    I've heard someone give an answer to that question that was great "wet rocks".

    Shannon

    "When in Danger, When in doubt, Run in circles, Scream and shout"

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    We were asked all kinds of questions at little river saturday.I always answer all their questions politely.I ran into snobbish cavers years ago when I was O.W.I know sometimes you might want to say something dirogitory and then tell em heres your sign,but most wont be amused.Im the same nice guy with or without my gear on.


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    That's usually my answer.

    Also keep in mind, at some of these sites, you might be talking to the guy that's trying to decide whether or not to break into your car once you go down.

    I'm pretty much always nice to them.

    Quote Originally Posted by turtle View Post
    I've heard someone give an answer to that question that was great "wet rocks".

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmcauliffe View Post
    How about "yes" and then politely answer their questions?

    I know it's tempting, especially after the fourth or fifth time but smart ass answers only make us look like snobbish elitists. Besides, you might be talking to a guy that's looking for somebody to take a peek in a hole on his land...it's happened to me twice now

    shot a video of one cave, gave it to the land owner...six months later, some young girl was asking me about the video she saw after we just came up from a dive. She wanted to know how we got the music in the cave (we did have wires for a flow meter in it), and how did speakers work underwater. I explained it nicely to her, and good thing...she turned out to be the land owners neice or something like that.

    Ryan.....

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