Thursday, April 4, 2013

Morning Drunks

Princeton, Texas
Clear Lake Park
Weather Condition; High 51 Low 46, Cloudy and Rain

I’m not naive and thought I knew the ways of the world. I’m beginning to believe I could be very wrong.

Easter morning around 10 AM I had been next door at our partner gate attendant’s fiver talking with them and walked back to our fiver when a man approached me. I don’t know where he came from, he just appeared. Anyway, in a loud voice he said he needed to talk to my Old Man. I could smell the booze on his breath even though I was standing 10 feet or so away. He also acted has if was high on something else because he was jerking around like he had ants biting him.

I told him I didn’t have an old man. He mumbled sorry to hear that. He said he needed someone to pull his truck out of the mud down near the boat ramp. I told him I was sorry but I couldn’t help him. He walked over and slapped the rear fender of my truck and said it would sure pull him out. I shook my head no. He then walked over to the other gate attendant and told him the situation and asked if he would pull him out. They told him no too.

The man mumbled thanks and walked out the entrance of the park.

It was 10 AM and this guy was rip roaring drunk!

On Wednesday morning we opened the gate house at 6 AM and within a couple of hours we had a couple of guys pull up to the gate house drinking beer asking if they could enter the park. We told them it would be $4 and they decided they didn’t want to pay the fee. They turned their car around and left.

It was around 8 AM and these guys were already drinking!

I don’t think I’ve ever know people that are drinking or drunk that early in the morning!!!

Yesterday we had no one come through the park except employees and volunteers. It would make for a lng day if we didn’t stay busy. We clean, surf the internet and take turns driving through the park to check on things.

Every day here has been adventure to date.

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