As you know one of my favorite blogs is that of my good friend John Winter. John and I could almost be brothers given the things we have in common, such as age, intelligence and good looks. I know, I know…you are envious but hang in there. As you age you too will join our ranks (well maybe not the good looks thing).
Anyway I had to laugh at the lead-in to his latest post….a perfect example of how much we mirror each other….
You see like John, I too have experienced all those things, only my inferiority complex was soon replaced with an “up yours” type. Yep, that is indicative of one’s aging process, but it is what it is and if you remind me of it too often I will show you another of my complexes called “KMA”! If you are not familiar with that one then my complex and my perception of you is more than justified.
I do understand the generational thing. You are young. I am old. Nothing complicated there. I also understand your need for instant gratification, as in I want, I need and I will spend, so please don’t bore me with words….just photos and videos and if I can’t Google it I don’t want to know. While I won’t speak for John (my spelling, grammar and punctuation have already made him a basket case) you all need to be nice to your elders. We are a whole different breed, born in a long ago era and only related because we love metal detecting too.
We somehow managed to find treasure without Google, Twitter, computerized detectors, Go-Pro and the plethora of metal detecting accessories available today. How amazing is that? We spent our time researching and swinging a coil while most of you spend your time seeking out the newest and latest in equipment and clothing (if it’s Saturday it must be camo). And come on, turn that baseball cap around! Now did we find more? Probably but only because we didn’t have a lot of competition or restrictions placed on us due to the “if it beeps, I’m digging” mentality of today.
All kidding aside I do my best to participate in the various websites, forums and FB pages, but it’s not easy for me. Try as I might I find it hard to get excited over Billy Bob’s 1945 wheat cent or deep digger Dave’s circa 1920 barn hinge, bullets that all look alike and having to repeat “nice find”, “cool” or “sweet” (jeezus I hate that word) over and over drives me up the wall. I would much rather read about a park ban being lifted, but of course a topic like that is not on anyone’s radar. Sigh….
Finally, it used to bother me when I was banned from a forum or website but after talking to others I found it was actually a badge of honor and as for my writing being crap….hell yeah. It is what it is my man, and for your information any link to my site will not be a ‘trap’ nor will it ‘ravage’ your computer. It will however let me know exactly where you live so when you are nasty to me I can not only ban you, I can find you and kick your ass. Sweet huh?