Oct 22, 2012, 03:53 PM
Personally, I don't care what a person with pink hair, tats up the wazzooo, multiple piercings, and pants around their knees thinks of my hobby or how I look. That goes for the uptight rich snobs too. Pointing out the hypocracy doesn't seem to do any good. If others think my hobby is nerdy or beneath them, fine, more things for me to find.
Oct 22, 2012 03:53 PM
Oct 23, 2012, 03:17 PM
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I experienced the same reaction. Then I found my son's lost (9 years) wedding ring, another relative's lost (4 years) engagement ring, and lots of relics. I recently found a coin worth over $100. They no longer laugh, but I do a lot of smiling.
Originally Posted by Petro88
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Oct 23, 2012, 04:18 PM
Ya I don't care what people say. I love it (md). I was just curious why people think is weird.
Oct 23, 2012, 09:58 PM
Well for what it is worth here"s my take... It"s considered "weird" because it is not well understood by most people; it is generally a solo activity; and let's face it we look a bit odd waving a disc over the ground, digging holes and filling them back in. Once people understand what we're doing and why it's not as weird but I don't think it's going to become a mainstream activity.
Originally Posted by Petro88
Oct 23, 2012, 10:19 PM
What a long strange trip its been..
People always fear what they don't understand
Oct 23, 2012, 10:39 PM
Shh! I think it's better we not tell anyone how great it is. If it becomes mainstream I'll never find my first gold or silver. I just started 3 weeks ago
Oct 24, 2012, 02:22 AM
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I can't say I've ever been laughed at by anyone who knows me, unless it was behind my back.
which doesn't count as it's like a tree falling in the woods.
Like others have said, when you find something cool & valuable most realize it beats golf
unless of course golf is your thing.
I'm sure everyone eventually gets the strangers, light hearted "you looking for Treasure ?" I just say "Looking" with a smile
or "Find any Gold ? " which "yep" or "not today yet"just gets a friendly smile.
and of course the occasional kid laughing to impress their friends doesn't count unless you
were born an adult & are a Newbie to how
kids minds work when they see something new
Last edited by jeff of pa; Oct 24, 2012 at 02:37 AM.
Oct 25, 2012, 03:32 PM
I deal in reality
I remember something from an old physiology course. It was mentioned that people with a low self image have a tendency to bring other people down to raise their own self image. Frank
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