Tuesday, July 31, 2007

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.



I took the first photo at a local marina in Melbourne, Florida. Not wanting to disturb the owners of the boat docked there, I stepped onto their boat very gently to get the shot, and afterward, stepped back onto the dock in such a way as to barely make the boat rock. They probably just thought I was the wind, right? I was like ol' Kung Fu when he had to walk on the rice paper without disturbing it at all.

The second photo makes me furious still, just to see it again. The sign clearly says, no parking on the grass, yet there's this inconsiderate boob who parked his gas-guzzling, environmental disaster of an SUV on the grass! Can you believe the nerve of some people? AND, he's out there in the water, tooling around in his fossil fuel burning motor boat JUST FOR FUN. This earth killer probably doesn't recycle, uses aerosol hair spray AND aerosol deodorant too!





OK. For those of you with no sense of humor, I never stepped on anyone's boat. Heck, I'm a big enough guy to almost tip over an ocean liner, so stepping on and off a private boat would be VERY obvious. I only had to lean a little bit to get the shot.

And the parking lot is a parking area for a boat ramp nearby and the parking area is made of a criss-cross pattern of bricks and dirt so the water dripping from the trailers after launching the boat will soak into the ground. Over time grass has grown up in the dirt and the actual parking area is partially covered in grass. The angle from which I took the photo is such that you can't see the bricks he's parked amid the grass.

9 comments:

Moi said...

oh u spoiled the fun by explaining it all...i was gonna join you in lambasting the dolt who parked on the grass despite the sign.....and i would have probably reprimanded you too ;)))

photowannabe said...

Well you grabbed me with that one. Very clever John. Its interesting how the grass has grown. Great angle.

Mike said...

That was great, you had me going there for a minute!

Thanks for these shots and the sense of humer that goes with them.

Hope your back is getting better.

John Roberts said...

I get mad when people park in the fire lane in front of Wal-Mart, or in handicap parking spaces because they're too LAZY to walk another 20 yards!

Piika said...

I'm always amazed when people blatantly disregard signs....

isabella said...

John, take my advise - don't ever move to France! The French are infamous for disregarding all signs!
My first taste of that came when I landed at the Paris airport and on my way out the door had to inhale a pack of cigarettes! Those were all the airport workers, puffing away, right underneath a sign "Défense de fumer"!

Chad Oneil said...

I blieved your jokes to be true at first ;)

lv2scpbk said...

Very good illusions. Nice shots.

Wingnut said...

Very funny, lets see more, lets see more!