Pre-holiday commitments kept my caching to a minimum this weekend. I found a few caches in the Silverlake district before attending a nearby pizza event Calling All Knights (and Ladies)!! (GC1HJDW).
Even by my standards, the area was very hardcore urban.
A cache is within 50’ of where I stood to take this choatic picture.
RANT: And speaking of urban caching, I’ve encountered a non-PC phenomenon enough times (all in downtown L.A.) that I’ve given it a name: “ABM” for Angry Black Man. The most memorable one was upset that a cachemobile in which I was a passenger was moving too slowy. We WERE too slow. We were deciding on our next destination. After swerving around and ahead, he stopped, blocked our car, got out and ran at us yelling. Our driver had the good sense to back up faster and escape.
As a solo cacher more than one ABM I’ve run into thought I was doing policework. I got to hear their informed opinions about law enforcement. Another ABM took exception to my sunglasses and screamed at me. Several more just wanted me out of the area. Other than the car incident no ABM made any real physical threats. I’ve decided to assume that these guys were bored and that yelling at a geocacher filled their need for social interaction.
To be fair, I’ve run into Angry White Men (& Women too) almost all in the Conejo Valley, Angry Latinos in L.A.(2) and Oxnard (1). So far no Angry Asians…but if I keep ‘doing’ lamp posts in Alhambra strip malls…
RANT: It’s come to my attention that a certain hiking buddy says that I look like an ewok when hiking over obstacles…
My_response: So who’s the ewok now, buba!! (:P)