August 21, 2003

"Was there a sign?"

I read in The Corner recently Jonah Goldberg writing of his run-in with some State Park rangers in Vermont. I didn't pay much attention, but Scott Chaffin owns a campground (you can see it here) and he's not buying any of it...

...I go through this kind of crap every weekend. Sometimes the offenders are the wine-sippers in their Beemer SUVs who can't be bothered to turn in and check in. Sometimes it's the Latino caravan who "were here last month." Sometimes it's the hayseeds in monster 4x4s who "used to know the owner." Point is, in every single case, they pull the same kind of BS that this joker does: "Was there a sign?" I know they're lying, and they know I know they're lying...
...More "rules don't apply to me." Why is there a 15mph speed limit, a-hole? Because parks are full of kids who think they're outdoors, away from the roads and the danger of cars. It might have looked empty to you, but do you KNOW for a fact that it is? As for the dog, the reason, if you care, is that dogs are territorial and will get into fights with other dogs and a good puppy-dog could get killed and then someone would get sued...

Posted by John Weidner at August 21, 2003 2:16 PM
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