I'm writing this as a vent after reading someone's post on their blog about the geocachers in South Florida. It was an extremely negative post that seems to have come out of the blue. What started this person's petty ranting? I have no idea. So, if you're not a cacher, feel free to skip today's post.
This person, on their blog, (it will remain nameless on here) ranted a couple days ago about how they have quit caching due to the pettyness and nastiness of fellow cachers in South Florida. I made a couple comments, the last of which, it appears she deleted. If you can't stand the truth, delete it, right?
This person and their spouse took it upon themselves to create a website dedicated to us cachers down south. It's a very nice site and we all appreciate it. But it seems that they did it so they could bask in their own glory. All bow down to the Royal Webhosts! Then they startde complaining of all the work that's involved to keep up the website. I know nothing about that, but offered to help, and suggested they ask others for help in running it, too. That was met with no response. Guess they like being martyrs. Again, all bow down...
In this person's post, they complained about nastiness and how certain cachers had taken the fun out of it for them, yet they failed to remember how they had done the same thing to others. They talked about belittling on their website, of which I have no idea what they're talking about. They were the ones who did the belittling, mainly at one particular young cacher who liked to get on there and be a goofy kid. THAT incident caused a few of us to create a yahoo group, mainly to give that young person a place where he could talk about anything he wanted without fear of having his comments deleted. Oh, but that was taken by them as being traitors or something. Get a life! WE were tired of their pettiness, high school behavior and nasty comments.
These people called South Florida the "Black Hole" , but now whenever I make a comment about that (ie. "caching has slowed down...looks like we're living up to our name!") I get slammed for being negative. Wake up people! In the hot, humid summer, caching slows down...PLUS that was a reference to how some people seem to have dropped off the face of the Earth...
These folks seem to think all the cachers in South Florida owe them for all they have done. Well, I'm sure we are all appreciative, but I don't think anybody owes you anything. We didn't ask for a website, you just did it. You made the tshirts and coins without asking anybody's opinion on them. Again, nice, but...I feel like it was done more for your own glory than the group's. See what we've done for you! "We put everything we had out there to improve the geo world for everyone and we got shit on and stepped on and bitched at time and time again." HUH?!?! Because no one bowed down and kissed your ass????? So I guess as revenge, you refuse to go to any CITOs or Events that you weren't a part of setting up. Oh, but if they weren't YOUR events, then YOU wouldn't get the glory, right? So silly of me...
This is not a dictatorship. It is a GAME. There was no BS until some so called "royalty" showed up to try and run the show. So a few of us got tired of the high school crap and went our own ways. So what? We still play the game, have lots of geo-friends and have good times. Who cares if you don't log your finds anymore? Is that supposed to mean something?
Just remember that you are not high and mighty. You have hurt plenty of others with your words, both written and spoken. People get tired of hearing about your martyrdom. I don't see a halo over your head.
I don't know what in the hell started this off, but I am now done with it.
So. Ok. I am done ranting and venting. You non-cachers out there, sorry for this, but I had to do it. I tried to do it as a shorter comment on her blog, but I her highness deleted it (so juvenile). So I had to write it out here to get it off my chest. Not just for me, but for others, too. She will try to make everyone else look the bad guys. I don't care. Those who know me, know better. Petty, nasty, immature...go look in the mirror your highness.
Oh, and I know that I have been guilty myself of being overly emotional and "saying" things on here that I later regretted (sorry Eliana! I love you!). Just remember that people read these blogs...they lurk...I know of quite a few cachers that lurk on here, rarely making comments. I think it's cool! So don't accuse me of starting the "gossip train" when I didn't say a thing! The whole world can read your blog.
Coming up soon...the return of the GoogleEarth Challenges!!