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Thu Jan 26 18:59:57 CST 2012
A Loyal Neo-Anti Unionist,
In a message dated 1/26/2012 7:57:41 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
lawrence at rwlcpa.com writes:
Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
Hook Gettysburg battlefield
Guided have always been one of the backbones of this group. Whether
people think it is fair or not we will not have criticism of them here
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On Jan 26, 2012, at 4:59 PM, "CWMHTours at aol.com" <CWMHTours at aol.com> wrote:
> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> After overnight contemplation Sherri I think you've gone off half
> and loaded for bear.
> Butr you've misread my posts, which is odd because I don't usually have
> problem with clarity.
> I have NEVER ever made a detrimental comment about the tourists
> Gettysburg. You have apparently conjured that up out of whole clothe
> you are just plain wrong.
> I did, and do believe that most of the LBGs I've had on my buses were
> outstanding. A couple were and there are guides I've met up there
> just plain astound me. I love Wayne Mott. I will keep repeating that
> you because it just is. That's my opinion and I don't usually come by
> opinions lightly. There is usually reason for them. Usually
> experience. I've had several dozen over the years.
> My big stink was the one guide who wouldn't talk about Gettysburg while
> were on the battlefield.
> If you came to DC and were on a tour driving by the Capital or the
> House wouldn't you WANT me to talk about those instead of somewhere
> I shared the story partly out of light humour for people in the room as
> is one of my more unpleasant experiences in 20 years of guiding. Why
> wouldn't stop talking about Sickles and Key I don't know but I
> asked/told him to talk about the battlefield.
> And if you are new to guiding it may behoove you to listen to the
> experienced veteran guides. You might learn stuff from us. When I get
> people who know more than me I usually try to ask lots of questions and
> their brains. And not resent them for opinions I don't agree with.
> You will find, once you start guiding that the quality of your tourists
> going to vary widely.
> You may want to ask some of the senior guides up there and try to
> With the kids the only difference between a "good" group and a "bad"
> is the adults. If there are adults with the group who really care
> kids then the kids pay attention and have good manners. If you don't
> any caring responsible adults with the group the kids will have no
> manners, will talk loudly constantly, throw pitballs, etc. and
> your life a nightmare.
> I love Catholic and religious schools. The kids are great. Private
> schools are wonderful too. My favorite are the Boy Scouts. They are
> You'll have no trouble at all with them.
> But the other groups.... Jeez Sherri, good luck, you'll find yourself
> shouting into the mike because you can't hear yourself and no one payin
> attention and you willl be hating life until you can get out of there.
> I send these groups up to Gettysburg after I tour with them in DC and
> only feel sorry for the LBGs that get them. Don't listen to me- go
> to the senior LBGs- they'll tell you.
> And the tourists in DC. When I talk about the Civil War and Lincoln I
> questions like "Which side won? The East or the West?" You just drop
> your jaw in amazement at how little Americans know about their
> They think the President lives in the Capitol.
> Did you ever see the bit on Jay Leno where he goes out and asks people
> the street about current events and they just don't know what he's
> There are a LOT of people who can't put the American Revolution or the
> Civil War in the right century, much less the right decade.
> Any real analysis of the American Education system will put us way
> nearly every European country, Japan and even Communist China.
> If you want to get mad about it and resent me for sharing my
> with the tourists in here I don't know what to tell you. I would like
> think that you have more important things in your life to get all
> kerfluffled about than my hogwash.
> There is one person in here that I delete when I see his name in here
> only see his posts when they are part of someone else's thread.
> You may want to keep yourself from getting so upset by just deleting me
> when you see my stuff come up.
> But if I were you I'd try to learn from experienced guides and try to
> upset about more important things.
> Your Friend-
> In a message dated 1/25/2012 2:06:02 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> sherri410 at aol.com writes:
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> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> I truly resent the fact that Peter has to make so many negative
> about the tourists or customers that come to Gettysburg. Also as a
> Battlefield Guide Candidate I also resent the way he makes it sound
> Gettysburg guides. I have worked my butt off to get to this point and
> what it takes to become a guide. I have watched many friends ahead of
> work hard. You have to know about the Civil War and everything
> it's not a popularity contest. It's about having the knowledge and then
> showing you can put a tour together that the general public can enjoy
> hopefully learn something. This isn't a college class. This is a
> where you should be able to learn, enjoy and not made to feel stupid.
> honest, I hope I NEVER EVER go on a tour with you Peter and am
> you still work at whatever you do. You seem like a miserable person who
> nothing nice to say about the people who are paying you. Instead of
> them stupid, may
> be you should appreciate the fact that they want to learn and yes, some
> want to learn more than others. People should be treated with respect
> made fun of constantly. I'm sure you have a few that may be comical but
> call all tourists that is downright mean. Again, I haven't posted here
> a long time and it's because of people like you.
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