Oct 22, 2012, 10:20 AM
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...
Oct 22, 2012, 10:25 AM
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
Originally Posted by HUNTER12
Oct 22, 2012, 11:09 AM
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 11:14 AM.
One must be smarter than the equipment they are working with!
Oct 22, 2012, 11:17 AM
Still not cool, but miles above pants falling off their butt.
Originally Posted by Ace350
Oct 22, 2012, 02:07 PM
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
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 23, 2012, 03:17 PM
Relic Hunter & Raconteur Extraordinaire
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
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
MINELAB XS-2 Pro ....... XTERRA 305 ....... EXPLORER SE PRO
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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