Missouri Nick commented on my last post –
“The activity of treasure hunting, coin shooting, and/or relic hunting is not show business or pathetic displays of ego. If that is your thing get into politics and leave the serious folks alone. Quit degrading the activity by making it look like a big joke! Thanks for the opportunity to respond and express my opinion about this, Mr. Stout.”
Nick, my post was meant to be somewhat “tongue in cheek”, with a lot of “I’m over the hill” thrown in, and fueled by four glasses of wine (thus the title of the post). I didn’t think I was degrading the hobby, but if it came off that way I apologize. I was having fun with the social media aspect of it, and if that offends, I’m sorry. That part of the pastime is pretty amusing, and often times downright hilarious.
I see cyberspace as the end all when it comes to communication, and it could be with this pastime, but it suffers from over-saturation, redundancy and the “just show me pictures” syndrome. There’s hardly ever anything of depth or importance discussed. Having said that, if that’s your cup of tea, no problem. Understand however that it’s my prerogative to criticize and express my views if I so choose.
Nick I like to have fun here. It’s just who I am. You aren’t the first person I have pissed off, nor will you be the last. I’d like to think however that over the years I just may have helped a few too.
And finally Missouri Nick, no more Mr. Stout. It’s “Dallas Dick” dammit!
AND NOW, HERE’S ANOTHER WINO….