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    *************** WHAT YOU DO WITH THE FINDS YOU DIG UP IS YOUR BUSINESS AND NO ONE ELSES, IGNORE ANYONE ON A SOAPBOX TRYING TO PREACH OTHERWISE! **************

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    Have found 8 diamond rings and 4 diamond earrings so far and 50 gold and silver rings, couple hundred in silver coins and over $850 in clad coins, 5 watches including nice Fossil waterproof watch and lots of other items as well.


    The joke is on the ones laughing or making snide remarks...




    HERE IS THE THING ABOUT RIGHTS, THEY'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE VOTED ON, THAT IS WHY THEY CALL THEM RIGHTS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HUNTER12 View Post
    . I had a teenager come up to me one day and say he seeded the ground with about a dollars worth of pennies. Him and his buddies thought it was cute to see me picking up the pennies and why I did a stupid hobby like metal detecting. I told them I was a dollar richer and they were a dollar poorer.
    Seems like they were less intelligent by dropping coins than you were by picking them up! They can seed the ground around me anytime...LoL

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    Hey, at one time black socks and sandals was considered nerdy.
    Now I see a lot of the younger crowd sporting that style.
    I guess sometime between then and now it became cool.

    I was also a bit reluctant to mention to others or go out in public detecting when I first started.
    Now I don't really care what others think. It is a hobby that makes me happy so that is what I do.
    I tell my friends, "It's like fishing, except when I get the big one it is worth $100's of dollars instead of a few bucks."
    That usually leaves them thinking.
    Last edited by Ace350; Oct 22, 2012 at 12:14 PM.
    One must be smarter than the equipment they are working with!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace350 View Post
    Hey, at one time black socks and sandals was considered nerdy.
    Now I see a lot of the younger crowd sporting that style.
    I guess sometime between then and now it became cool.

    I was also a bit reluctant to mention to others or go out in public detecting when I first started.
    Now I don't really care what others think. It is a hobby that makes me happy so that is what I do.
    I tell my friends, "It's like fishing, except when I get the big one it is worth $100's of dollars instead of a few bucks."
    That usually leaves them thinking.
    Still not cool, but miles above pants falling off their butt.




    HERE IS THE THING ABOUT RIGHTS, THEY'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE VOTED ON, THAT IS WHY THEY CALL THEM RIGHTS!

    "If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." --Samuel Adams

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    People who make fun or heckle are simply jealous as they probably don't have any hobbies other than butt scratching and TV watching. They feel the need to put people like ourselves down as we are experiencing a type of fun and satisfaction in life that they will ever feel.

    I have several hobbies other than MDing; such as antique radio restoration, collecting old books and other antiquities, and geocaching to name a few. I've noticed over the years that people with hobbies tend to lead much happier lives and live longer. In fact some of the oldest living people who I have ever met, including my 92 year old friend, are all very active in various hobbies that we share.

    I personally never get bored. I can wake up on a Saturday morning, MD all morning, and work in my shop all afternoon. If I have a stressful day at work, I usually go home, grab the detector, and hit a park. I always come home feeling great
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petro88 View Post
    Does anyone know why MD's are looked at like they are some type of weirdo. Everyone I've told about my new hobby make fun of me. I know they won't be laughing when I find my first gold or silver.
    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.
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    Ya I don't care what people say. I love it (md). I was just curious why people think is weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petro88
    Ya I don't care what people say. I love it (md). I was just curious why people think is weird.
    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.

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    What a long strange trip its been..

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    People always fear what they don't understand

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    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

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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 03:37 AM.

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