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West Texas

10/11/18

Who's The Fool?

Adventure Location: Rockport, TX.
Adventure Date: 10/11/18
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We made our way back into Rockport Texas today. Our site was waiting quietly for us. The Castle pulled us into the site and we were all set up by noon. Then it was off to get some lunch.

It turns out this weekend is something called Seafair or close to that. The main square of land at the harbor is closed off with fencing. Then you are supposed to by a ticket to let you in so you can wander around all the sales booths and let vendors try to sell you their stuff. The OFM has never understood the sense of paying someone to let them try to sell you overpriced stuff. As far as he is concerned the vendors should pay the Teams to put up with their sales pitches.

When  some folks have asked if we are going to Seafair, the OFM asks how much are they paying the Teams to attend. We get all sorts of strange looks and sometimes nasty comments. To the OFM that would be like paying Walmart, Sears etc to let us come in to shop for products. NOPE NOT EVEN CLOSE TO HAPPENING.

We know of much better ways for trying to have tooooo much fun.

7 comments:

  1. Nice to be back in Rockport again. I agree with paying to go shopping even places like Sam's club etc.. Enjoy your time exploring and fishing , much more fun.

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  2. Booth after booth of over-priced, un-needed, Crap. We have a "farmer's market" here, but hardly any veggies for sale. At least it doesn't cost to attend (yet).

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  3. It sounds like a real scam to me.

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  4. I don't care to go anywhere that there are big crowds, so I don't.

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  5. I thought I was alone in this thinking. I'm glad to be in company as illustrious as yours.

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  6. I agree with you too and always feel I have been "conned" when I have to pay to get in and then find all the produce etc is way overpriced. I try not to go to those markets but get caught sometimes when I have driven a long way to get to the market.

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  7. You definitely have something there. Vendors pay to set up their booths, people pay for access to the vendors and then pay the vendors.... Is the money laundering?

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