[GeoStL] Re: NOT NGR: We Didn't Make the Survey

  • From: "tnsl" <sydstyr@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 08:10:25 -0500

I think she must have been  getting used to the answers by GEE o cachers. She 
asked me, "Don't you people ever stay home?"  According to her we have been in 
about 20 of the 38 in the last year -- and not all for geocaching.  Some didn't 
seem to make the survey -- Sioux Passage, Bissell House and Spanish Lake.  She 
said we had been to 20 parks in the last year. That surprised me. 


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jim Greene 
  To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, April 21, 2008 11:52 PM
  Subject: [GeoStL] Re: NOT NGR: We Didn't Make the Survey

  I bet I was the first one to say GEE O-Caching, she had no idea what I was 
talking about. I tried to explain, but ended up just saying that I hiked & 
walked the dog in each of them. She went through the entire list of parks, I 
have been in all but 3 I think. I was wondering if she thought I was making it 
up, she started out asking about Law-me-ear, , I was there yesterday, and then 
she asked about Buder, where I had been today. She even asked me to let her 
know about how to pronounce some of the other names, like Fort Bell Fountain. I 
was nice, and truthful, but I still thinks she was wondering about if I'd 
really been to all of them.


  On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 11:38 PM, tnsl <sydstyr@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

    So ..  tonight I'm in the middle of q-ing the ribs outside and chopping up 
the veggies inside (obligatory food reference) when the phone rings. I answer.  
She's not selling something; she's taking a survey on the usage of St. Louis 
County Parks. Normally, I would have said I didn't have time, but it IS for the 
Parks so I'll chat.

    Twenty minutes and an intense lesson on geocaching later I was finished 
with the survey.

    The questions were about what parks we use, what we use them for and of 
course, how often.  She offered a list of park uses -- everything from using 
the playground to dog walking to driving through to walking to sledding to 
"other".  I can't remember what park she first listed but I answered, 
"Playground and Geocaching.. is that other?" Well .. you would have thought I 
had told this woman I had my ears in my eyeballs.  She said, "Geeee O caching?  
Honey, just what in the WORLD is geocaching? Is really a for-real thing? You're 
about the 5th person who has said that."  She then went on to say, "The first 
person that told me they was geocaching in the park I thought he was just 
making things up to mess with me. I wasn't sure what the second person was 
saying, but along about the 3rd or 4th I got to thinking that this is something 
for real. Just .. what IS this geocaching? This some kind of new fad or 
something to do in those parks?"  

    I have to wonder if the St. Louis County Parks Department creates their own 
surveys. Surely by now "WE" would have made the survey, wouldn't you think?


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