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Went to the cemetery this morning to visit my father's grave

A few minutes later a douchebro pulls in, gets out of his ginormous SUV and lets three dogs out of the truck and pulls out two bikes.

The dogs proceed to run around the cemetery pissing and shitting wherever they like while two kids ride the bikes around like they're on a dirt track.

All the while douchbro is sitting in his truck smoking and drinking coffee.

There's a city park about two blocks from the cemetery and yet this asswipe thought it was ok to use a cemetery as a dog park and dirt track.

Some days I really want to murder every person I meet.

by Anonymousreply 5304/14/2019

Call the police

by Anonymousreply 104/13/2019

Is the cemetery taken care of by any organization? I'd call them. I'd be livid if I saw that.

by Anonymousreply 204/13/2019

I'd video that shit and put it on social media including his licence plate. Asshole.

by Anonymousreply 304/13/2019

That's the most infuriating thing I've read in a good while.

by Anonymousreply 404/13/2019

It appears your father was a veteran.

by Anonymousreply 504/13/2019

I actually tried to see his plate but he had those tinted covers so that you can only see the plate if you're looking at it directly. I honestly didn't try to get close enough to look. Maybe if their weren't kids present, but for some reason I don't like confronting people when they have kids with them. I will be calling the city on Monday to let them know so maybe one of the workers can keep an eye out and call the cops. If he did this today I'm sure he's done it before.

by Anonymousreply 604/13/2019

That's horrible. I once saw a guy jogging in the cemetery and I wasn't to thrilled with that. I can't imagine this scenario playing out. Call the people that run and care for the cemetery.

by Anonymousreply 704/13/2019

The funny thing is there are signs all over the place saying no dogs permitted, yet every time I go there people are there with their dogs. The last time I complained to the city the manger said maybe they were visiting loved ones. That's no excuse to treat a cemetery like your backyard.

by Anonymousreply 804/13/2019

The guy in the SUV clearly hasn't seen Poltergeist.

by Anonymousreply 904/13/2019

Many pooch owners tend to be entitled , anti social scum of the earth.

by Anonymousreply 1004/13/2019

What kind of dogs?

by Anonymousreply 1104/13/2019

[quote]Maybe if their weren't kids present,

Oh, dear!

by Anonymousreply 1204/13/2019

Maybe you should eat shit! Or not complain.

by Anonymousreply 1304/13/2019

OP, did your dad have a payee?

by Anonymousreply 1404/13/2019

It's not really a city police issue because it's private property subject to private rules of use. Go to or call the cemetery office.

by Anonymousreply 1504/13/2019

R13...

by Anonymousreply 1604/13/2019

I've seen that too, OP. I've also seen people having picnics, rollerblading, and going for a jog with their fucking dogs on a leash. I did call the cemetery office and complain and you better believe there were cops there from then on. No matter what time I went, there was always a cop car there.

I think either the cemetery pays them or asks them to hang out there instead of a coffee shop. Either way, that was 5 years ago and they still hang out there.

by Anonymousreply 1704/13/2019

Nate in "Six Feet Under" jogged in cemeteries.

by Anonymousreply 1804/13/2019

your dad isn't there anymore, stop going

by Anonymousreply 1904/13/2019

Maybe he was visiting a dead person and mourning in his way.

by Anonymousreply 2004/13/2019

It's not like the residents are bothered by the noise

by Anonymousreply 2104/13/2019

My mother used to take us children to the cemetery where her mother was buried and have a picnic. Every year we went there to catch pollywogs in a pond there. It was a gorgeous place with stunning plantings.

Didn't realize this was weird till I grew up.

by Anonymousreply 2204/13/2019

In my teens there was boy in our circle who had recurrent leukemia, this was the mid eighties so he basically knew his time was running out. He got very drunk one night and tearfully mentioned to a girl I knew that he was a virgin and cried about how he'd probably never have sex (he wasn't ugly, just not particularly attractive). Now this girl was sweet, super smart and kind of nerdy with glasses, but on the way home she pulled him into a cemetery (where he'd be buried a few months later) and fucked his brains out.

It's the only time I've ever approved of desecrating a cemetary. I still smile when I go back home and walk by there.

by Anonymousreply 2304/13/2019

Ah pity fucks are nice R23.

Now a cemetary not my thing to picnic in, have a party in our what have you. However Providence, RI has a gem of a park in Roger Williams Park. We were there having a nice dinner one night and these assholes on ATV's were ripping through the park. So I called the back office number of the Providence police and politely asked if they'd send a cruiser out. Reason I did it is because I knew the city was cracking down on ATV's. About 10 minutes later no more ATV's. Ha ha.

by Anonymousreply 2404/13/2019

You’re right to be upset by this OP. Some people just don’t know any better. Are there signs posted at the entrance specifying what is and isn’t allowed in this cemetery? I would call or stop by the cemetery office and talk to the people responsible for enforcing the rules.

by Anonymousreply 2504/13/2019

[quote]Are there signs posted at the entrance specifying what is and isn’t allowed in this cemetery?

Yes, at every entrance. People just don't care.

by Anonymousreply 2604/13/2019

The cemetery where my parents are buried sponsors different running/walking events, including a CARACOLE walk. They warn people to keep pets on leashes (they never do). It's possible to be respectful, but most people aren't. It's very close to my house, and very peaceful and restful. Sometimes I go there for a long walk, but sometimes I just sit in my car, and read a book. It's one of the rare places that I can hear thrushes.

by Anonymousreply 2704/13/2019

One cemetery near me had a big problem with competitive cyclists using the hills and winding paths to train. One wiped out near the historic baby section (miniature monuments) and ended up knocking over a few hundred year old headstones.

by Anonymousreply 2804/13/2019

I doubt OP’s dad cares.

by Anonymousreply 2904/13/2019

This didn't happen, but fun story

by Anonymousreply 3004/13/2019

It’s not that OP's dad doesn’t care, it’s that OP cares about his dad.

by Anonymousreply 3104/13/2019

I'm not opposed to people, especially seniors, using the grounds for a quiet stroll safely away from traffic, but visitors should not have to deal with scraping dog shit off their shoes. That's just rude.

by Anonymousreply 3204/13/2019

0/10

by Anonymousreply 3304/13/2019

You must just hate the doggos, OP.

by Anonymousreply 3404/13/2019

I don't think this ever happened, but if it did, it almost certainly happened south of the Manson-Nixon line.

by Anonymousreply 3504/13/2019

I’m sorry OP. People suck.

by Anonymousreply 3604/13/2019

OP, that is what white trash is.

by Anonymousreply 3704/13/2019

[quote]Maybe he was visiting a dead person and mourning in his way.

No, he didn't want to pay to have his kids enter a campground or he's already been told to gtfo at other places.

by Anonymousreply 3804/13/2019

You must live in Michigan. The epicenter of white-trash America.

by Anonymousreply 3904/13/2019

I used to love to go to the cemetery as a kid; my grandmother would take us every several weeks to put fresh flowers on my grandfather's grave. It was so peaceful and the gravestones were fascinating to me. Now, my mother and all four grandparents are resting there. It's no longer fun to go.

by Anonymousreply 4004/13/2019

Maybe cemeteries have become a place for people that need help.

by Anonymousreply 4104/13/2019

[quote] R22: My mother used to take us children to the cemetery where her mother was buried and have a picnic.

Picnics were actually quite common in the late 19th century.

My Mom would take us to the local historic cemetery once a year.

There’s a lot of tourism these days in cemeteries. Particularly garden cemeteries, where the turkeys are.

by Anonymousreply 4204/13/2019

R24, there is no apostrophe needed in ATVs.

by Anonymousreply 4304/13/2019

[quote] ended up knocking over a few hundred year old headstones

R28 No ma'am, this didn't happen, but nice try!

by Anonymousreply 4404/13/2019

R42 I love your story. Cemeteries are places where people should enjoy, remember, and feel community love. I think more people would pay for burials if they knew it would be a lovely experience to visit one’s loved one.

by Anonymousreply 4504/13/2019

R44, why don’t you think that’s possible? I believe him.

by Anonymousreply 4604/13/2019

Lakeview Cemetary in Cleveland Ohio is also a nature preserve. There are hiking trails, you can certainly jog. They even have a naturalist there. I took a guided night hike there once. But I don’t recall ever seeing dogs there. That would be so wrong. And certainly no dirt bikes.

by Anonymousreply 4704/13/2019

R46 bless your heart

by Anonymousreply 4804/13/2019

Thanks r48, but that doesn’t answer the question.

I don’t find it that hard to believe that someone falling off a bike can damage a few headstones.

by Anonymousreply 4904/13/2019

I can understand visiting a cemetery quietly and even picnicking because that's an old tradition with some cultures and at least traditionally they were picnicking while visiting family but letting your dogs and kids run wild is just disrespectful.

by Anonymousreply 5004/13/2019

You guys are shit at knowing what is an EST and what isn't.

I found multiple articles about someone on a bicycle, motorcycle or ATV knocking over headstones, yet Miss Marple at r44 says it could never have happened.

by Anonymousreply 5104/13/2019

I saw a person that would walk in the cemetery for exercise but she told me she avoided a certain area because every time she walked down that path in front of a certain mausoleum someone would tap her on her shoulder and hiss in her ear and when she turned around no one was there..

During hunting season you will see families of deer in the cemetery. I saw a doe, buck and 3 fawns one year. I do worry about a bear showing up sometime when I am there.

by Anonymousreply 5204/13/2019

I feel her, R52. I inherited and now live in my grandmother's condo and the same thing happens to me.

by Anonymousreply 5304/14/2019
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