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Jul 15, 2005
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This year we went to West Ayton and - - nobody spoke!!

What is the matter with CC members? Not even a "good morning".

This was not the fault of the Wardens, who worked very hard, but everyone passed you by without as much as a second glance.

What is the "atmosphere" on Caravan & Camping Club sites? Surely it can't be worse. In addition, is there anything which looks more forlorn than two sunworshippers, sitting in deckchairs outside their caravan in the middle of an expanse of gravel which would do justice to the end of the main runway at Heathrow? Where has "real" caravanning gone. brian.f
 
Mar 14, 2005
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Difficult one this, Brian. We find some people on C&CC sites do stop to pass the time of day, others, as you say, just avoid making eye contact and ignore you. But it is hard to know what to do for the best - some people genuinely do want to 'keep themselves to themselves' and I personally have no wish to force myself on them!

As for the 'gravel', I have to say, I do agree with you - this is the major reason we prefer the C&CC to the CC. There is nothing to beat grass beneath your feet! But again, what suits us may not suit everyone.
 
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We always say a cheery good morning to everyone- whether they like it or not- if they don't answer fair enough its up to them but at least I have done my bit!
 
Mar 27, 2005
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Hi All

I know what you all mean and here is my synopsis on the situation. I find that the older generation and retired folk generally chat. The people that don't chat or cut you dead are often middle-ish age. I am very outgoing and am one of those people that you cant help but talk to even if you don't want to. When ultimately these people loosen up and talk (and they nearly always do)you find they are typical of the modern work force, working 12 to 14 hours a day 7 days a week, never see their children, stressful job, targets to meet, you know the sort. Me, I am middle age but I do a job I love (rare I know but true) and I don't work long hours. These people often say that my outgoing disposition is reflected by my personal circumstances.

My wife will often set me challenges when she comes across 'non talkers' and I always rise to them.

Don't get me wrong I never outstay my welcome as I appreciate some people are happy with their solitude but as you say a courteous 'good morning, nice weather, nice site, come far, have fun, googbye' is not that arduous.

In short, I know we should not need to but, keep speaking to these people and in the end they respond, they are just victims of a modern society.

P.S.

I have tried them all and still prefer CC sites but then we are all different though are we not.
 
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Hi All

I know what you all mean and here is my synopsis on the situation. I find that the older generation and retired folk generally chat. The people that don't chat or cut you dead are often middle-ish age. I am very outgoing and am one of those people that you cant help but talk to even if you don't want to. When ultimately these people loosen up and talk (and they nearly always do)you find they are typical of the modern work force, working 12 to 14 hours a day 7 days a week, never see their children, stressful job, targets to meet, you know the sort. Me, I am middle age but I do a job I love (rare I know but true) and I don't work long hours. These people often say that my outgoing disposition is reflected by my personal circumstances.

My wife will often set me challenges when she comes across 'non talkers' and I always rise to them.

Don't get me wrong I never outstay my welcome as I appreciate some people are happy with their solitude but as you say a courteous 'good morning, nice weather, nice site, come far, have fun, googbye' is not that arduous.

In short, I know we should not need to but, keep speaking to these people and in the end they respond, they are just victims of a modern society.

P.S.

I have tried them all and still prefer CC sites but then we are all different though are we not.
My husband can be gone for two hours walking the dog. I always know what he's been doing......talking......drives me crackers!!!