Portland Nazi Gestapo Update

John C. Neagley

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From: https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=179680&page=5

Received a phone call yesterday concerning "Gestapo Gertie". I was assured she has been partially dethroned, has had her "DIRECTOR" hat taken away, and now will have authority only within the parking lot. She should not have ANY authority whatsoever! Many other reports have now come "into the light" that she and the other woman that chewed me out have done a lot more damage to the Portland show than just my experience with them. Persons with their mentality usually won't give up their imagined authority without a fight!

The show is on in a couple of weeks. I've been told good number of attendees and exhibitors will be watching. We'll soon see!
 

uglyblue66

Subscriber
That is good news.
You are right, those dethroned are not the kind that give up without a lot of fussing .
 

John C. Neagley

Subscriber
These types of volunteer's true motives are, in time, revealed. Both have done a lot to harm the show. Regardless of the time they contribute by volunteering their services:rant:,it would do the Portland show Directors, and the Portland show itself, a credit to remove "Gestapo Gertie" and the other woman who guards the main gate into the showgrounds across from the campground entrance. The Directors would gain a lot of respect from many in doing so.
 

John C. Neagley

Subscriber
While at the Portland show yesterday[Thursday] displaying my golf cart, the women at the gate were smiling and pleasant. Later, I inquired about "Gestapo Gertie" and was told she remains in some position of authority back in some corner by the South parking lot. The official also told me she is no longer permitted out in the show to harass attendees, but will not be removed from Director status.
Over the years I've seen these situations before and always have seen these types of individuals slowly work their way back to where they were prior to being dethroned. These types feed on authority over others like a drug addict on drugs. They have to have it. She should be removed, in my opinion, for the good of the show and to restore respect for the other Directors who are good people.
 

Motormowers

Subscriber
Just put her in charge of the porta potties to make sure they have plenty of rolls of paper inside, etc and maybe she'll take the hint and quit. Sounds like a woman thats been divorced three times because she's impossible to live with.
 

uglyblue66

Subscriber
Well if she is a member of the board of directors,they are voted into place. They can also be unvoted when their term is up. Also, people can learn and change.I have watched it happen.But you can't hold your breath,as alot of people can't learn from their mistakes and will repeat them.
 
Just got home from Portland. I noticed a MAJOR shortage of toilet paper in shit houses. could the Gestapo be selling it. Or do they need a new porta potty company.
 

NBM

New member
It was my 1st trip to Portland, every worker, director and the president I encountered was very friendly, happy and helpful. My family really enjoyed the event and we are looking forward to next year. I also appreciated that all of the food vendors were service groups and the pricing was reasonable. Thanks to all of the dedicated people that put in all the hours so we could come out and play.
 
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