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Old 11-23-2017, 08:28 AM
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At the beach and parks I use headphones to eliminate the surf noise and in the park to eliminate the boom box and leaf blower noises. It also deters people from trying to talk to me. It is rare that a person will approach me when I have my headphones on.
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Old 11-23-2017, 09:14 PM
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Had a guy once ask me how things where going and if I was finding anything. Told him I just started for the day and first hole I dug he put his hand in and pulled out the loose dirt. Couldn't believe it but had a good laugh when he had a bottle cap in his hand the coin was still in the hard dirt. He was going to try this again I told him it was not a good idea he looked at me like I was nuts.
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Old 11-23-2017, 10:29 PM
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Well was a bit funny when I had a radio station come through with my Ace 250.
A lizard in a Mason jar was kind of funny and weird.Guess was a buried pet.
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Old 05-07-2018, 01:34 PM
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Well, my son took me out to a place today. 20 pull tabs, can slaw and 2 cents. I was like this place is strange, lots of pull tabs and no clad. Then he tells me , I thought this was a good place I got a couple a buddy's that come out here and they cleaned up.......😐

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Old 07-07-2018, 04:55 PM
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well to get somewhat off topic do not take offense. I was detecting at the beach years ago and two older men asked me about finding stuff they knew what I was doing but I had to pipe up and make them laugh. I stated that I haven't found any virgins yet. they got a laugh about it.
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Old 10-05-2018, 03:10 PM
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Yep wrong thread
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Today I was detecting on an old house site where all that remains of the house is a concrete porch. As I was digging a target, I got a whiff of skunk. Looking over my shoulder, I froze in place. There was a skunk ambling by, nearly close enough to touch. It took no notice of me, as if detectorists were a common sight in his daily routine, and crawled into a hole under the porch. Both the skunk and I were probably thinking the same thing, "Pesky critter!"
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Old 03-16-2019, 07:36 PM
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Today I was detecting on an old house site where all that remains of the house is a concrete porch. As I was digging a target, I got a whiff of skunk. Looking over my shoulder, I froze in place. There was a skunk ambling by, nearly close enough to touch. It took no notice of me, as if detectorists were a common sight in his daily routine, and crawled into a hole under the porch. Both the skunk and I were probably thinking the same thing, "Pesky critter!"
…...I bet you keep on the lookout if you go there again !

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Old 03-24-2019, 08:15 AM
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Yesterday, I was detecting in a cow pasture, amidst a herd of cattle, hunting for some 19th century building sites. Sweeping over a dry looking cow-pie, got an iron grunt. Figured I ought to see if that was a square nail, so I flipped the cow-pie over with my shovel. Oops! It was still juicy on the bottom. No matter, I scraped the remains off the target, swept again, nothing! Another sweep, more nothing! Next, I swept over the cow-pie, bingo! One more pie sweep, bingo again! Still don't know what the target was, iron's not enough to make a dookey-digger of me.

(Incidentally, cows are great detecting companions. You can unload all your troubles on them, and they never judge, argue, or rat you out.)
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Old 10-06-2020, 08:39 PM
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I am the absolute MASTER of deadpan, blank expression when cracking a joke. Even after 50+ years, my own siblings and others who know me best take me serious sometimes.
So, on a few occasions, someone walks up to me and asks: “are you metal detecting?”
And I reply, “no, this is a bottle detector.” And I get an “oh” maybe. Hook,,line, and sinker every time.


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I am the absolute MASTER of deadpan, blank expression when cracking a joke. Even after 50+ years, my own siblings and others who know me best take me serious sometimes.
So, on a few occasions, someone walks up to me and asks: “are you metal detecting?”
And I reply, “no, this is a bottle detector.” And I get an “oh” maybe. Hook,,line, and sinker every time.


Ask a dumb question, you might get a dumb answer. If you ask me anyway.


......or you could joke and reply "no, this is a stringless electro-magnetic weed trimmer"

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......or you could joke and reply "no, this is a stringless electro-magnetic weed trimmer"
I rarely see others detecting. Once I saw someone across the field and I decided to introduce myself. After walking all the way over to him I saw that he was a park employee with a weed eater. I once had a Police Officer if i worked for the parks. He thought my detector was a weed eater.

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Old 10-24-2020, 06:36 PM
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I rarely see others detecting. Once I saw someone across the field and I decided to introduce myself. After walking all the way over to him I saw that he was a park employee with a weed eater. I once had a Police Officer if i worked for the parks. He thought my detector was a weed eater.
The only time I ever remember seeing anyone else detecting was 2 detectorists hunting in a cow pasture years ago, but we were on our way out of town and didn't have time to stop.

I also saw what I initially thought was people detecting but when I drove closer I realized it was town workers weed-wacking near the side of the road

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KT was hitting a well used park totlot, when a city parks employee drove up and parked. She got out and approached His Majesty, asking, "What are you doing?" KT showed her His Royal Finds Bag, which was full of can slaw, and said, "picking up metal trash so kids don't get hurt while here." She musta been impressed, for she said, "You are the best volunteer in the City!"

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Old 12-23-2020, 10:07 PM
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KT was hitting a well used park totlot, when a city parks employee drove up and parked. She got out and approached His Majesty, asking, "What are you doing?" KT showed her His Royal Finds Bag, which was full of can slaw, and said, "picking up metal trash so kids don't get hurt while here." She musta been impressed, for she said, "You are the best volunteer in the City!"

Good for you, your majesty !

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Yesterday I had someone thank me for talking to them after they asked me if I ever found anything interesting....I wasn't sure how to handle that....felt good ? I think it did anyways.
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A guy walking by asked if I found his Rolex; asked him enthusiastically 'white or yellow gold'? The look he gave me...

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I wasn't actually metal detecting, I was wood hoarding, for this one. Found some firewood on craigslist. Showed up and the guy met me outside wearing shorts and flip flops, it was raining out. We walk into his back yard and he immediately steps and slides through the biggest, sloppiest dog turd I've ever seen. He must have smeared it two feet. No way it didn't come up over the flip flops.
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So, I was metal detecting the ditch along the road in front of my property. I was digging a target in rock-hard soil, bringing my dagger over my head to stab the ground repeatedly, like a psychopathic killer. A motorist slowly rolls by, and seeing my metal detector lying next to me on the ground, and dandelions nearby in the grass, he made some remark that indicated he believed that I was digging up dandelions. I guess it was another case of a mdr being mistaken for a weed wacker...

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Had a lady who appeared to be very concerned walk up to me. Start rubbing my arm and asked are you finding enough to live on as she was digging in her wallet for money. I reluctantly told her that it was just my hobby.
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