Originally Posted by turtleback
I understand and I don't really disagree. It well MIGHT be overkill. My point is why would something bother someone when it doesn't affect them. Why would you call someone a name when they aren't doing anything that affects you? I just do not get that at all. It is like people who get all bent out of shape when playing a casual round with someone they were just paired with because they do not play by the letter of the rules. It doesn't affect me so I don't care if they tee it up in the fairway, take drops for OBs, concede themselves 5 foot putts, move loose impediments and ground their club in a bunker, etc. I don't really even care if afterwards they claim to have shot 85 even though I know that by the rules they were well over 100. I might chuckle a bit inside, but that is it. What WILL irritate me is if they knock my approach putt back to me saying "that's good" because I putt everything out. But that is because they have done something that affects me.
I just wonder at the motivation of those who get upset or call names because other people do things that does not affect them. And in my experience it is usually envy, insecurity, or they are just a jerk.
He clarified his definition of douchey as being "silly or goofy." So all he's doing is telling us on here that he finds those (of us ;)) who dress nice at junky driving ranges to be a little silly or goofy. It's not like he walked up to the guy and TOLD him he was douchey.
You and I agree that it's silly (douchey by Dave's definition ) to have an opinion on somebody else who's not affecting you, but to be fair, we do it too. After your round with the 100 shooter who claims to have shot 85, you chuckle inside to yourself, and think "he's silly." Dave would chuckle inside to himself "what a douche" but you are both thinking the same thing, really. No big whoop.
Like he said a bit back, water under the bridge. Let's move on.
Back on topic ... the thing that bothers me the most (today) at the practice facility:
When there is a sign up at the gate saying the range is closed!
Jackasses! (Probably weather related, but still, booooooooooooo!)