Tuesday Trifle…

Working on Nigel Ingram’s Q&A Session and should have it ready for the weekend. Otherwise I’m brain dead so here’s a repeat from June of 2015. Somehow seems appropriate after the last post.


Wednesday I received an email from a detectorist  that read: “why don’t you just tell us about everything you dislike and get it over with”?  Apparently he or she (was signed B.T.) is not thrilled with my piss and moan talents.  So, here you go B.T…. 100 things I dislike and for the record, no one is forcing you to read this blog.


  1. Archaeologists, especially Warsaw archaeologists
  2. Camo
  3. Monotonous tekkie videos
  4. Ridiculously expensive detectors
  5. Shovels
  6. Detecting Bans
  7. Detecting Permits
  8. Suits & Ties
  9. Aches & Pains
  10. People who are “somehow” able to detect 24/7 and still pay their bills
  11. Organizations that promise the moon, and then ride off into the sunset
  12. Expensive hunts/rallies
  13. Unnecessary detecting accessories and frills
  14. Unfilled holes
  15. False advertising
  16. People who claim they make a living metal detecting
  17. Beating around the bush (say it for crissakes)
  18. Smart phones
  19. Pulltabs
  20. Broccoli, Cauliflower & Beets
  21. Making mountains out of mole hills
  22. People who have no sense of humor
  23. People who don’t drink
  24. People who don’t curse
  25. All the “absolutely must have” searchcoils
  26. People who don’t like dogs
  27. Tekkies who drool about working with archaeologists
  28. Photos of crap that the finder just had to share on the internet
  29. Blogs, websites, FB pages & podcasts that have to give things away to get people to participate
  30. Tekkies who dress like they are members of a swat team
  31. Archaeologists who want us to learn how they do it, but who have no interest at all in how we do it
  32. Reality TV shows
  33. Buying lottery tickets and not winning
  34. Long lines
  35. Sitting in Traffic
  36. Being out of wine
  37. Being out of pasta
  38. Being out of wine and pasta
  39. Dallas black gumbo
  40. Fire ants
  41. Archaeologists who won’t share their credentials
  42. Tekkies who take the pastime much too seriously
  43. Tekkies who care more about how they look than about what they find
  44. Tekkies who have to take a photo of their finds (good or bad) in a clump of dirt
  45. Tekkies whose best finds are always found “on my way back to the car”
  46. Manufacturers who use “new and improved” in their advertising
  47. Not supporting your “local” metal detector dealer
  48. Being out of wine
  49. Repeating things over and over (a.k.a. nagging)
  50. Archaeologists who get upset when detectorists find anything of historic interest
  51. Snow
  52. Taxes
  53. Small Talk
  54. Detectorists who share way too much on social media
  55. Detectorists who can’t be bothered with a threat to our pastime because it doesn’t affect them
  56. Heavy metal detectors
  57. Noisy restaurants
  58. Crowds
  59. Shoot ‘em up, blow ‘em up movies
  60. Texas wine
  61. Tekkies who find hoards and don’t share with me
  62. Towns and cities that ban detecting but are quick to pave over anything green
  63. Being out of wine
  64. Unappreciative people
  65. People who have a hard time “telling it like it is”
  66. People who buy things only because someone “famous” uses it
  67. Windows is looking for a solution to the problem
  68. Arkies who blame us because THEY aren’t working
  69. Tekkies who still wonder whether coins sink in the ground
  70. Texas summers
  71. People who use you for their personal and financial gain, then a week later don’t know you
  72. Jerry Jones
  73. Items that keep going up in price but keep getting smaller
  74. People who don’t like to read
  75. Kindles & Nooks
  76. Lawyers and politicians
  77. Airlines that use the terms “first class” and “second class”
  78. People who know it all and keep reminding you of that
  79. Clutter
  80. Pharmaceutical companies
  81. Young people who think THEY will never get old
  82. New detectors that are really old detectors, only with a new model number
  83. Mosquitos
  84. My “can’t lose horses” coming in last
  85. Working out
  86. Dieting
  87. Photos of detectors “leaning” on a shovel. I get the “cool” factor..enough already
  88. Owner manuals more than 15 pages long
  89. Those people who hang out in coffee shops with their laptops (is that supposed to be cool?)
  90. Mexican food
  91. Yankee restaurants that advertise BBQ and Texas restaurants that advertise Philly cheese steaks
  92. Being out of wine
  93. People who don’t like stinky cheeses
  94. Tekkies who are suddenly close friends because they are “in town for a few days”
  95. People who “still” think wearing their baseball cap backward makes them look cool
  96. People who recommend a business or service and have to finish with “tell ’em __________ sent you.
  97. People who can take a very simple topic and just beat it to death
  98. Telemarketers and “robocalls”
  99. People texting while driving
  100. People who can’t find 100 things to piss and moan about

And for the record B.T., I could have kept going….

If  I were doing this again I would add tornadoes….


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14 responses to “Tuesday Trifle…

  1. Torie Little

    I laughed while reading your list of 100 things you dislike while I enjoyed a glass of wine!

  2. Now c’mon…what’s wrong with Warsaw archaeologists, huh? I think you meant former communists employed as Warsaw cab drivers who pose as archaeologists and have little else going for them?

    Still nothing in the post!


    Excellent. Keep it coming!!!

  4. Paul Sampson

    I will have to argue the shovel one though. I need it to get back up most of the time. I cannot remember the last time I dug in grass so its ok. It helps to post pics of big rattlesnakes without killing them too
    There is such a thing as Texas wine?

  5. Yea, especially 59.”Shoot ‘em up, blow ‘em up movies.” I spent last night watching “John Wick: Chapter 2” which made no sense and was one hour and twenty-nine minutes of blood, explosions, gunshots, more explosions, some explosions, John Wick saying “Yea” or “No” then more gunshots, explosions, then a bar scene followed by…you guessed it. Maybe a movie where they blow up something camo and take down a “must-have coil” in a chase scene?

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