I don't know if it's the Florida heat and humidity, or we're just having a run of bad luck. The latest is my Dog Park experience. We've been to Sarasota Sunny South RV park 3 times now and are always impressed with the fact that every time we return, there have been noticeable upgrades to the park.
This time was no different, so I quickly looked to write my review on RV Park Reviews
. We are very diligent with that, since we really put a lot of weight into what other RV'ers think of a park, rather than what the Directories print, since they might be swayed with the advertising a park signs up for rather than straight reality. :) In any event, I wrote my glowing review and afterwards took a look at some other reviews of this park. I noticed a comment about the nice dog park that they have recently added, but neither Jo nor I had noticed it when walking Boo Boo. Where could it be?
I just know that Jo, with her inquisitive nature would have to find it. Sure enough the next time she went out on errands, she returned and told me she saw it outside the park across the street, next to a house, but I would be able to recognize it because it's fenced with the same fencing they use inside the park.
When I took Boo out this morning I figured I'd look for it even though the “Pavement Princess” is usually more comfortable on pavement than grass. Low and behold, there it is across the street in a residential neighborhood. When I attempt to go in however, I find that the gate is locked. Not with a simple chain and lock like you sometimes see in campgrounds that restrict usage to certain hours, but a real keyed door knob. After walking further than I normally would to find it, I was pissed, so when I saw a park worker doing maintenance, I gave him one of my NY sarcastic comments and said, ”you'd get a lot more people to use the dog park if you unlocked the gate”. The response, to my surprise, was that if we wanted to use the dog park we'd have to go to the office and show up to date vaccination papers and they would then issue us a key.
WTF??????? So let me get my head around this example of bureaucratic thinking at it's best. I can come to your park and walk my dog freely anywhere inside it and have her crap anywhere, but if I want to use a dog run OUTSIDE your park, I have to prove that my dog is up to date with shots???????
The sad thing is that this type of illogical, insane thinking, is rife throughout our society in just about any organization and especially our governments.
We are doomed.