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Old 09-10-2012, 06:33:26 AM
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BTW<<Why is it that Americans feel they can ignore the rules, just because the time seems right to them? In America we drive on the right, most educated folks walk on the right, whats so hard about that?
Maybe you you've never been to Portland but the isles can be very long and the directional arrows make them one way. So driving on the left or right is not relevant in this thread.

FYI: Many Americans feel that they can ignore some rules because there are no consequences. Some people may have never jay walked, made an illegal u-turn, or used opposite sex restroom (one stall locking door) at a gas station. People that have never done stuff like that deserve an award for all the time they wasted of there own and people that may have been waiting for them
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:34:20 AM
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And when we get caught we get a good laugh, and look down on those that correct us. Some of you could be looked upon to set the example, not break the rules because your????????



It's real good to know that some feel anyone walking through Portland is really wasting the time of the dealing elite.
I feel that the real people wasting the time of the vendors at Portland in particular are the people driving around on golf carts. I vend there all the time and rarely see anyone get off of a golf cart to buy anything except a hamburger! I've travelled in a golf cart occassionally myself and it's really tough to see any of the small nuggets that are for sale. It is much easier to cover ground when you have a specific "lead" to investigate. All of the "dealing elite" that are in my circle of friends are quite ambitious and don't use a golf cart as a crutch for their lack of ambition. A little common sense could go a long way but that is something that can't be taught.
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I think someone may be taking this a little to serious. I hope all people are able to relax and have a good time at least occasionaly. I posted the story about going down the wrong way just as a funny example of how some people are too uptight and don't know how to properly interact with other humans.

Another funny story I have at Portland is last year in the early morning a gentleman was asking about and talking to me about an engine that was already sold. I told the man that it was sold and I had to go. Well he keep telling me things about it that I already knew far better than he did and that was fine but I really did have to go. So I apologized drove off on the GOLF CART with him still talking.

Well any way with this story and this one I had some really important business to be taken care of that a monetary value could not be put on and it would not wait. So read between lines, I think sometimes its ok to bend the rules or be a little rude.
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As a disabled collector, I can walk, but with great difficulty. The use of a golf cart not only allows me to enjoy the show it makes me safer on rough terrain. My use of a golf cart is not a crutch. With that being said how many people would lend a helping hand to a disabled collector. I am not trying to ruffle any feathers, but I have been disabled long enough to know that most people tend to look the other way. Without the use of a gollf cart I could walk around but I could not purchase anything because I use crutches on both arms.
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I borrowed a fellow collector's golf cart on Wednesday afternoon to take my dad and uncle out to pick up some treasures that were too big to carry. It was stressful to drive even with the "limited" amount of traffic at that time. I thought it sucked in the morning to dodge the golf carts and atvs while walking; but some pedestrians are totally oblivious to their surroundings! Then again, pedestrians couldn't hear my Duramax diesel powered truck with a 4" exhaust when I drove up to my exhibit spot at 8:40 AM!

I don't envy the spot the Tri-State board is in. They need a certain amount of vehicle traffic to have commerce in the swap area and they need to limit the blissfully ignorant populace walking the show. Buy a BIG Powerball ticket if you know the answer to that riddle. I can walk today; but I might need a ride in 25 years.
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As a mobile vertical speed bump (pedestrian) there were times I refused to yield to the carts just because there was no where to go. I have bad knees and am no marathoner by any means, but I walked it for a day and a half plus and survived. Don't think there is any reason the general populace in a show like that should have an atv, golf cart, gator or kubota. The shows should provide a decent free transit system, and in a case like portland, a delivery service to get stuff out of the swap. Those with disabilities who need assistance, should be able to use scooters or other such devices. I enjoy the shows where I am not in constant danger of being run over or having to climb over carts to see something a lot more then when I do. I enjoyed portland, I didn't enjoy the traffic. I doubt we we will be back to Half Century of Progress, in a big part because of the carts.
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where can you rent a golf cart? from, jleabell@yahoo.com
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[QUOTE=jkt73;812176]As a disabled collector, I can walk, but with great difficulty. The use of a golf cart not only allows me to enjoy the show it makes me safer on rough terrain. My use of a golf cart is not a crutch. With that being said how many people would lend a helping hand to a disabled collector. I am not trying to ruffle any feathers, but I have been disabled long enough to know that most people tend to look the other way. Without the use of a gollf cart I couldn't walk around and ejoy the show.
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