What not to say to nosy children

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So I hit the local swimming hole this morning, nothing but trash.
Three kids up in my shit bugging me…. So not in the mood. Bright idea hits me, so I tell them that, “go tell your parents that I’m not supposed to be near children”
10 minutes later sheriff rolls up, wants my ID.
Cop wasn’t amused by my “form of communication” to the kids, and I scared them and their parents.
How about they leave me alone?
 

Yeah that was not a good thing you did. It didn't help you any. Now when you are trying to detect people will be spreading around a false rumor about you being a pervert.
Kids dislike work these days. Should have gotten them to "dig" all targets, especially the large deep iron. And oh yeah, they get to keep what they dig. In this case all the junk. They would lost interest quickly and never bother you again.
And you would have a different rumor then- "don't mess with that guy because he will make you dig all the stuff and its nothing but junk".
 

So I hit the local swimming hole this morning, nothing but trash.
Three kids up in my shit bugging me…. So not in the mood. Bright idea hits me, so I tell them that, “go tell your parents that I’m not supposed to be near children”
10 minutes later sheriff rolls up, wants my ID.
Cop wasn’t amused by my “form of communication” to the kids, and I scared them and their parents.
How about they leave me alone?
Wow I rember a guy saying he was out of jail and that scared the fart knockers off
 

I have not encountered this issue in a LONG TIME !!! I rarely do beaches any more
 

So I hit the local swimming hole this morning, nothing but trash.
Three kids up in my shit bugging me…. So not in the mood. Bright idea hits me, so I tell them that, “go tell your parents that I’m not supposed to be near children”
10 minutes later sheriff rolls up, wants my ID.
Cop wasn’t amused by my “form of communication” to the kids, and I scared them and their parents.
How about they leave me alone?
Wow, you really said that to them?!!? Glad the Cop didn't arrest you!
 

Yeah that was not a good thing you did. It didn't help you any. Now when you are trying to detect people will be spreading around a false rumor about you being a pervert.
+1. IMO, it wasn't just "not a good thing". In this day & age, it was an incredibly stupid thing to say. Those kinds of rumors grow long legs... fast, and are a LOT harder to clean/clear up. People could be pointing and whispering for years, and if it isn't, "That guy's a pederast," it'll be, "That's the guy who terrorized some kids by saying he was a pederast just to get rid of them." Either way, parents mayn't let their kids near him, and older kids may start taunting him.

I also don't get the attitude. This was a public place, right? Kids got as much right to enjoy it as detectorists. Kids are going to be kids, and adults should be adults when dealing/interacting with them.

I think this is a good topic to discuss even though it may be backward...

What TO say to nosy curious children.​

I know I could use some constructive suggestions.
 

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