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#412817 - 07/30/11 03:40 PM How NOT to Ride a Golf Cart in San Pedro
Marty Offline

Stuck between a Coconut Tree and a Hard Place - We see it all the time! And we only wish we had more traffic wardens and police officers that could help remedy the situation! Bad Golf Cart Drivers or Bad Drivers, period! But in this case itís the same old problem of driving on the beach.

Itís prohibited to ride vehicles on the beach, golf carts apply. The beaches are closed to vehicular traffic but it seems that people insist on doing so. Ambergris Today has always been on a mission to stop this from happening, thus we publish the culprits when we catch them in action. Plus we want to educate and remind everybody that it is not right. We all want to keep our beaches beautiful, right?

Locals, tourists, we have seen all of them do it. This time we have a couple tourists riding a rental golf cart along the beach in front of Royal Palm Villas. How did they get there in the first place is a good question. Then they got stuck between the property wall and a coconut tree; obviously there isnít any room to ride through - Classic!

Click here for the rest of the story and a GREAT series of photos as they attempt to extract the cart....

#412822 - 07/30/11 04:56 PM Re: How NOT to Ride a Golf Cart in San Pedro [Re: Marty]
ozzybelize Offline
I can see where the problem lies. This is the worst cared for streach of beach on the island, it is hard to walk along, so no chance of driving. We looked at buying there but the state of the "beach" put us off.

#412840 - 07/30/11 08:22 PM Re: How NOT to Ride a Golf Cart in San Pedro [Re: Marty]
Loansum-Al K Offline
Are they still paving the road to the bridge........if so the beach for a small stretch is the only alternative.
I'm happier than a pig in s__t...a foot on the sand...and a Belikin in my hand!

#412997 - 08/02/11 04:46 AM Re: How NOT to Ride a Golf Cart in San Pedro [Re: Marty]
Capt. Hollywood Offline
I think what's worse is, why is Fred sittin' in the golf cart while Ethyls doin' all the pushin?

#413032 - 08/02/11 05:23 PM Re: How NOT to Ride a Golf Cart in San Pedro [Re: Marty]
champion Offline
Same reason the women were the main fire brigade.
Reality is only an illusion that occurs due to a lack of alcohol

#413039 - 08/02/11 07:21 PM Re: How NOT to Ride a Golf Cart in San Pedro [Re: Marty]
Otteralum Offline
good call champion -- I read that BS and it made me wanna puke.
I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.

#413077 - 08/03/11 03:01 AM Re: How NOT to Ride a Golf Cart in San Pedro [Re: Otteralum]
Capt. Hollywood Offline
Originally Posted By: Otteralum
good call champion -- I read that BS and it made me wanna puke.

From Yahoo answers because maybe I thought I was really out of touch

Is gentlemen etiquette becoming a lost art form?

In response to your question. I do beleive that "gentlemans etiquette" , is a dying art form. Though; personally I have witnessed it on several occassions . At one point in history it was a common practice to just look at a person to determine their good behavior. A common expression of days long ago past was."He's a gentleman: just look at his boots! " I , myself have expereinced on many occasion a gentleman open a door for me, offer to escort me from point A to point B. I have one specific rememberance of walking towards the entrance of a building when a man who had been heading in the opposite passed me by. Suddenly the gentleman passed me by , ( taking extra long steps to pass quickly by) ...... and I watched in surprise as he extended his arm infront of me to open the door and hold it for me. To which I responded--- as, I normally do when kind gestures from gentlemen are extended to me. I said to this man. "why thank you so much. It's so nice to see that chivalry is not dead". I turned to look back only to see his female companion snarling right back ----towards me ! I have often heard other men say : 'how do we know what women want? I once held a door open for a girl and she went off on me ! saying something about how she could fen' for herself. To this man I replied: Surely. womans sufferage fought long and hard for women to have equal rights to vote, pursue academic excellence in all the letters, and the arts but only to make this world a better palce for all to live in. Not to be treated poorly and or with no respect from a man.. Then, I tried to assure him that a kind , gentlemanly gesture though not often seen is appreciated by most ladies. I reminded him as we parted ways not to be tainted by one bad response and , "that everything is sweetened by risk." In, our culturally diverse world I find it rear to see gentlemans etiquette. But--- when ever I do---- I reply as I've stated...I always turn; and smile to the man..and say without hesitation in an ingratiating tone..."why , thank you so much ! It's so nice to see...that chivalry is not dead." I beleive , "that in life there is nothing more unexpected and surprising than the arrivals and departures of pleasure. If we find it in one place today, it is vain to seek it there tomorrow. You can not lay a trap for it." I believe gentlemans etiquette is a "dying" art form...and rare to be seen. Which is why , when I am the recepient of it I savor the moment. smile

#413086 - 08/03/11 01:39 PM Re: How NOT to Ride a Golf Cart in San Pedro [Re: Marty]
Otteralum Offline
There's lack of ettiquette and then there's letting buildings burn while you go off and do Lord knows what while the women fight to save buildings. Pushing a golf cart (subject of this post) may be more in line with ettiquette I suppose, but I feel we've long since passed the point of chivalry-lost and entered the realm of men abdicating basic societal responsibilities. Child abandonment, decreasing education rates, and episodes like the fire this week in San Pedro bear this out...

Edited by Otteralum (08/03/11 01:40 PM)
I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.


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