warheel Posted August 20, 2004 Share Posted August 20, 2004 This morning I was questioned about what I was doing by a property owner and I didn't handle it well. I been geocaching for several months..I have a busy job and don't get to nearly as often as I like. Most of my finds consist of urban micros located near main streets. After I dropped the kids off at school this morning, I drove to work through a parking lot of a business to get within 15 feet of a cache, which was at the deserted far end of the parking lot. I parked my SUV (big enough to hide behind, I thought) probably 100 feet from the nearest car at the business..it was early. I got out of my car and looked around for about 90 seconds. I see a man walking towards me and thought "oh crud" and started to get in my car. He asked me in an accusatory tone "what are you doing here. I'm the property owner and want to know." I was dressed in slacks and a golf shirt..not exactly like I'm up to anything..I said "nothing". I got in my car and he said, once again, in a semi sarcastic way "Have a nice day", to which I replied, "Have a nice weekend." As I drove off, he wrote down my license plate number and as I drove off I shouted out my plate number. This experience hasn't soured me on geocaching..but it has soured me on urban micros. It was pretty obvious the guy had been watching me since the second I drove through his parking lot and parked at the empty part of it This is serving as some sort of confession...had I been carrying a printout of the cache page, I would have shown it to him and tried to explain what I was doing. However, I didn't like his accusatory tone and let his actions dictate mine--a flaw of mine. I have wondered if I should go back and ask to speak to him to explain my actions to get it off my chest..but I really think by the way he carried himself, he wouldn't be interested in hearing what I had to say, especially after how I acted. Quote Link to comment
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