Tourist Season has begun

It has begun.. I have already encountered some tourists up here, and have just remembered why I hate summer. I had a prick cut me off while pulling out of a hotel, drive 10 mph under the speed limit, and then slam his brakes so he didn't miss McDonalds. This particular McDonalds was less then a mile from the hotel, and we have been having some BEAUTIFUL weather up here. Why travel all the way to Alaska to eat at McDonalds? Why not go to ANY of our local restaurants and try some LOCAL food? You can get a greasy McD's burger ANYWHERE in America, you can't get any of our seafood fresh anywhere else!

The population of my city is about to triple. There is already no parking downtown, but now it's going to be even worse. I drove through there the other day, and the amount of people is INSANE! Normally you can drive around 30 mph and hit every light green... Not anymore, don't plan on going over 20, and plan on stopping at EVERY green so you don't hit a tourist that doesn't pay attention the the little White Man and Red Hand.

Soon the stupid questions will start. "Where can I find an igloo" - where? Do you see any F-ing snow on the ground? How the hell do we build igloos when there's no snow? "Where is that Moose Ranch I heard of that I can ride a moose?" - That one is ALWAYS great. The Moose Ranch doesn't exist. It's something locals tell them exists when we're stressed out from dealing with them.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, the bring in tons of money. I would rather our state run off money from Oil and other Natural resources (salmon, gold, jade, etc.) then have to deal with these idiots every year. Don't get me wrong, some are ok. Most of them think it's cool to stop in the middle of the road to take a picture because "It's the best shot".

Why is it called Tourist Season if I can't hunt and get my limit?

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And don't blame me for the ...

And don't blame me for the page being messed up - the image it won't load is the guy with guns, so blame the peeve gods!

So where DO you find an ...

So where DO you find an igloo?

Oh, nevermind. I'm not visiting if I can't ride a moose. [snickers]

Sorry AK I can't help but ...

Sorry AK I can't help but laugh. I HATE the tourists too. Also laughing at the visual of TGIX riding meeses.

That's OK slappy, you ...

That's OK slappy, you don't have to feel guilty or nuthin' cuz I'm laughing at the visual of you watchin' me riding the meeses. LOL! Eatcher heart out. Yee hawwwww

Aaahhhh the laughter ...

Aaahhhh the laughter amongst the bashing. Where else can you go and call someone a douche lick in one minute and have a laugh together the next. Good times. As you say yee haaaawwwwww, you MUST be holding a cowboy hat up with one hand.

YALL CRAZY!!! and LOL ...

YALL CRAZY!!!
and LOL AK...I really agree with you when you talk about eating at micky d's!!! you can eat that shit ANYWHERE...why go on vacation and eat something you can get at home???
and WHAT picture????
and "white man, red hand.." I'm confused...

Dawn - when I first posted ...

Dawn - when I first posted this the little smiley with guns wasn't loading, and messed up the main page. I see they got rid of him to fix it, I had him at the very end of the rant - after the get my limit comment. It's gone now.
The "white man red hand" is referring to crosswalks. We have a little white man for when to walk, and a red man for when not to walk.

Anytime you need me to screw things up Mad, you just let me know! *blush* you called me cute *blush*

TGIX and Slappy - if ya'll want to come up, I'm sure I can figure out a way to catch a moose so TGIX can ride it. DO NOT forget your cameras!!

<p>oh, my bad, I did think ...

oh, my bad, I did think you meant a crossing guard but I haven't seen one of those in YEARS, so you guys still use them up there though?

Thank you all for the ...

Thank you all for the chuckle this morning..I am reading these comments..You all are crazy...I love it...

We actually do have ...

We actually do have crossing guards at the schools. Last Thursday there was a half day for some reason, and when I was coming back to work after lunch I got stuck in the "school traffic". I saw the lady coming out to stop traffic and sped up to make it past her, I wasn't stopping twice!!

i know how you feel AK ...

i know how you feel AK because i used to live in Sonoma and during the summer and fall we had tons of tourists. they jammed the roads and streets and were a general pain in the ass. weekends were the worst. there would be so many that the locals couldn't shop on the plaza or go to the park. we all avoided that area until sat & sun.

We juuuuuuuuuuuust love ...

We juuuuuuuuuuuust love the tourists on the coast of Mississippi, but sometimes it is too much.
They ask--- "since you have a sand beach, why is your water so dirty?" Then we have to explain--"the beach sand was trucked in from Florida for everyone to use. The water looks dirty because it is a Sound with a mud bottom; not the Gulf of Mexico.AND the reason for leaving it that way is so we can have shrimp, dummy!"
They complain about the price of hotel rooms. "Well, dear snowbird, the casinos came in, built hotels, ran the local inns out of business, then raised their prices so now they can take you for your money in the casino AND for your room."
My biggest peeve are the ones who talk to waitstaff like they are dummies just because they have a southern accent. Some act like we are the dumbest people on earth. They don't realize the southern three counties are as different from the rest of the state as day and night. Dawn can back me up on this one. In New Orleans most of the people are well educated, but you go upcountry and it's like you stepped back into the last century.

Just be glad you have a ...

Just be glad you have a "season"! Here on the coast of CA, they never go away! All year long, they're stopped in the middle of the roadway, 'cause they can't figure out where to go (maybe a parking lot, while you're reading the map?!?!). The only thing that gets better in winter, is that the local hotels are cheaper for me to stay at - whoop-dee-freaking-doo!