At the 5 corners in Redlands CA we have christened unknown people cruising around the neighborhood as Jet skiers in the 5 mph zone. There was one vote for ATV’ers due to the edison utility hardware replacement company golf cart with the strobe lights on it driving around. (they showed up on a Sunday and replaced a couple of disconnects) I voted it’s like Jet skiers cruising past your dock and they don’t know you can hear them and see them because you are kicking back in your boat.
No big deal it’s just that you are not talking quietly when the engine is on.
They look straight at you and talk to you and say: “He/She can’t hear us right?” The engine is on.”
Umm,.. Your ENGINE is ON and your mouth is in gear!
YOU ARE SITTING IN IT! WE CAN HEAR YOU BECAUSE WE ARE NOT SITTING ON A ENGINE OVER HERE. OVER HERE IT’S QUIET WHERE YOU ARE IS NEXT TO A ENGINE. INSIDE A METAL CONTAINER WITH WHEELS AND HEADPHONES ON BECAUSE IT’S NOISY!
You are holding a engine correct?
Yes? NOD YOUR HEAD. OK,
It’s ON right? YES?
YOU HAVE EARPLUGS IN
You don’t understand why everyone is staring at you?
YOU are making a CONVERSATION WAKE in the NO WAKE ECHO ZONE in the neighborhood.
Just like Jet Skiers cruising past in the venice canals and the keys at the river or by the London Bridge Havasu AZ,..
Jet skiers making a conversation wake.
PS I put it on Nextdoor.com but the crazy RSS feed people wanted it here too.
Darwin Death Valley (the movie) comes to mind sometimes.
I just sing,..
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