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Re: The Grumble Thread

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:25 pm
by srogers13
We finally got the Koreans to understand not to pay their bets off every hole, and let people play through if they do not speed up. Course management had a come to Jesus meeting with Hyundai.

Re: The Grumble Thread

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:03 pm
by bryan k
legitimatebeef wrote::lolz That's a good grumble and I can imagine being in that situation. That is just like people. In an empty bus, choice to sit anywhere, some idiot will always pick a seat near yours.

Lately I've been having some serious grumbles about the way people ride escalators. What is up with that? I feel that once the grade has leveled off, it won't kill you to start walking toward the exit. But I find that most people stand there and stare at the floor waiting til the last possible moment before they have start using their legs again. So lazy.
In Europe, the cultural norm is to climb up or down the stairs along with the escalator. They will frequently even paint a yellow stripe down the middle to have walkers on one side and riders on the other.

I got my shoe lace caught in an escalator once. It kind of sucked. I thought I was going to lose my foot until the lace snapped. Since then, I have a tendency to be very, very careful around escalators.

Re: The Grumble Thread

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:52 am
by legitimatebeef
At Dyker Beach Golf Course is sometimes referred to as the busiest golf course in the world and it's also where you'll find some of the dumbest people in the world. Yesterday was a bitterly cold and windy day, there were maybe 20 people on the entire course and the starter made me (in a cart) wait for and pair up with a walking single because "golf is meant to be played in groups" and because "if I let you two go out as singles, then the next people who show up will all be waiting on you." I even tried to press him to explain the logic (along with "What people?" obviously), and some words came out, but of course none of it made any sense. I was infuriated at the time but looking back on it you really can only feel sorry for people like this, and what has to be a daily struggle to make sense out of the most basic of situations.

Re: The Grumble Thread

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:02 am
by srogers13
Ummm, if groups behind are waiting on you (the singles) would that not mean you were waiting on groups in front of you? I have never had a group wait on me as a single, whether I was walking or carting, unless I was held up.

Re: The Grumble Thread

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:03 am
by legitimatebeef
srogers13 wrote:Ummm, if groups behind are waiting on you (the singles) would that not mean you were waiting on groups in front of you? I have never had a group wait on me as a single, whether I was walking or carting, unless I was held up.
Don't make the same mistake I did and attempt to understand a moron's logic.

Re: The Grumble Thread

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:04 pm
by MattF
You can't put brains into statues.

Re: The Grumble Thread

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:22 am
by jattruia
That's a new one...that groups would be waiting on singles with an empty course ahead of them.

So did you split from the walker after a hole or two? On a cold day like that i wouldn't want to be sitting in a cart waiting on the walker. I'd rather fly through the round at my own pace and keep the body moving.

Re: The Grumble Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:31 pm
by bkuehn1952
The playing of music on the golf course is a relatively new phenomenon. I was playing Tuesday and started to make the trek from #9, through a tunnel under the railroad tracks. As I emerged from the tunnel I was met by some heavy bass thump and melodious lyrics blasting from a 4-some playing #3 ("Shake ya ass, shake ya ass, shake ya ass in my face ...").

I have read threads elsewhere how players like to have their tunes but they are always super considerate. They play the volume at a low level so only someone standing next to the speaker can hear the music, they turn it down if someone is playing nearby, etc... No doubt there are a few people who actually walk that walk. My experience is that if a group has music, it is loud enough for everyone in the vicinity to hear.

You want music on the course? Wear some headphones, ear buds, whatever. :fk

Re: The Grumble Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:52 pm
by DougE
:fk Totally agree.

Re: The Grumble Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:26 pm
by legitimatebeef
bkuehn1952 wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:31 pm
The playing of music on the golf course is a relatively new phenomenon. I was playing Tuesday and started to make the trek from #9, through a tunnel under the railroad tracks. As I emerged from the tunnel I was met by some heavy bass thump and melodious lyrics blasting from a 4-some playing #3 ("Shake ya ass, shake ya ass, shake ya ass in my face ...").

I have read threads elsewhere how players like to have their tunes but they are always super considerate. They play the volume at a low level so only someone standing next to the speaker can hear the music, they turn it down if someone is playing nearby, etc... No doubt there are a few people who actually walk that walk. My experience is that if a group has music, it is loud enough for everyone in the vicinity to hear.

You want music on the course? Wear some headphones, ear buds, whatever. :fk
I think playing one's music on a speaker in public is a real indicator, of being especially shitty and out of it. Like how children are in other words, because they are too immature to quite understand the concept of a society. This past week I was at the range and some yuppie dweeb had his phone laying lying on the mat near his feet pumping his dweeby Coldplay or whatever. I really debated whether to have a confrontation. In the end it's a waste of time, people who would do this sort of thing are beyond help. They lack a certain specific awareness. I mean, nobody likes having to be conscientious all the time but most of us understand that we are in a social contract that we all agreed to so that we can share space and facilities without people rage-killing each other on a regular basis. I think only a slight majority of people actually understand what society means, how it's not a naturally occurring thing and that it's an abstract concept that needs to be propped up by a bunch of social mores and laws. The rest of people just kind of float along. Animals, is what I call them.

Re: The Grumble Thread

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:43 pm
by GBOGEY
So I'm out of town and wanted to play today at a local muni. I picked this muni, despite an average reputation, because it has lots of walkers and I was in the mood for a stroll. I tried to make a tee time on golf now, but it wouldn't allow a single so I called the course and they set me up to play at 9:20. No problems.

I arrive early and to to check in. I'm immediately told that since my tee time is after 9:00, I can only play 9 holes because they have tournament later on. I complain that I was told I had a time for 18 holes - didn't matter. So I left and went to another course that isn't really walkable. Frustrating day.