Originally Posted by almortal
Maybe MB should have a thread of blacklisted boaters. A friend invited three randos (because our family cancelled) on a grand trip last year, one was great and the other two ruined the trip. Maybe we should require references for stranger invites? But that wouldn't solve the shitty friends problem..
I've done quite a few internet trips with "rando's" as you call them, one grand trip this year and we invited a rando out of Ridgeway that did his damnedest to ruin the trip, and ya know what? Short of never wanting to see him again, and damn near decking him at Pearce, we didn't LET him ruin the trip. Like some folks here, he simply couldn't have a discussion without interjecting his politics into the conversation, lord that gets tired fast..
That being said, there seems to always be "One" along on most any trip that creates angst for someone. Suck it up and deal with it, burning calories on things you can't change or otherwise do any reasonable thing about is simply a waste of calories..
Thankfully most of my interaction with Rando's has been simply positive, and I've made a lot of friends due to those interactions...
My 2¢, YMMV