Since we're using words like 'inexcusable', etc......
General question here to anybody: without any additional info - if you see someone waiting next the green in front of you for an unusual amount of time, what is your initial assumption? does it change if you are waiting for them so you can hit?
I'll scale the choices from one extreme to the other - though I'm just wondering about 2 vs 5 really and what people assume normally. I suspect there are basically two kinds of people.
1 - I'm so mad my last shot was bad that I don't care why, I'm gonna kick him right in the nuts.
2 - They are oblivious *******s slowing everyone down
3 - They must be waiting for their passenger to come out of the trees
4 - clean your balls and score the hole on the drive to the next tee, you dork
5 - the group in front of them is still on the tee and they don't want to drive up and disturb them with the cart noise until they are done hitting (and it's slow today so no point in rushing or the next two groups will just cluster up on the next Par 3 anyway)
6 - shucks, I better run up there and help those guys, clearly the cart is broken or someone lost something
7 - Hey, something shiny!!
8 - I could just stand here in the sun all day, work sucks and I'm not ready to go home
just wondering - (the point is there is no other info, the next tee is behind a stand of trees or whatever. I get that there are scenarios where we have more info, or at least 'think' we have more info) - like mplewis' above, yeah, plenty of time add up the card in the bar.......that's where it happens, right?
golf gets some really cool personalities and attitudes - it's an individual activity no matter how you look at it, but it's also very social. That creates very interesting mixes of incompatible personalities. It's inevitable. Couple that with a society that is increasingly narcissistic as each generation comes up and we see some crazy things.