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so i was playing my local course today and got to hole 7. hole seven has a walking path about 30 feet to the right of the tee that goes along the whole side of the hole and is considered o.b. the walking path is pretty popular with other non-discing park goers. so today off the tee i threw about 200 feet down the fairway and it curved right at the end (bad throw for this hole) and skipped o.b. when it skipped across the sidewalk it skipped about 15 feet from this old lady walking along the path. it wasn't intentional (obviously) and i shouted heads up as it turned her way and apologized after i seen it skip past her. i have seen this happen many times before, by either me or friends i am playing with, and on many different holes and courses throughout the country and every person has been more then cool about it. not this lady. she preceded to pick up my disc and start walking away with it. i see this(still on the tee-box 200 feet away)and start jogging towards her. when i got closer to her i started asking her (calm and nice still, probably because it was a little old lady)what shes doing with my disc and explaining to her that this is a disc golf course and we were playing a game and i didn't mean to throw it at her. she ignores me and just keeps walking. i am starting to get mad and yell at her that she cant just take my disc. when i get about 20 feet from her she stops and throws the disc down the cliff that is next to the walking path and into the river(coincidentally, it was my river she picked up). i snapped out when she did that. i started screaming at her at the top of my lungs. such things as what the f*** is wrong with you?!?!?, why would you f***ing do that?!?!? your f***ing crazy etc. and she just keeps walking away and the only thing she says is "you put my life in jeopardy!!" i then preceded to tell her that if she thinks her life is in jeopardy because of a disc flying by her fifteen feet away then don't walk around a f***ing disc golf course!!! she kept walking, and i stopped following her and went to fetch my disc and finish out the round fuming the whole time.
i am sitting at home and this is still bothering me. i cant believe this lady had the audacity to do that! i could understand if the disc hit her and she got mad( because it happened to me before) but i cant even justify it because it really didn't even come that close to her. is she really that miserable that she's gotta try to ruin the good time i am having? like, if you were walking around in the park and some kids were having a catch with a football and the one kid overthrows it to the other and it lands near you are you going to pick up that ball and take it??? no normal person would do that. i really hate people sometimes. anybody ever have something like this happen to them ever while they were playing?
my two cents.
It's all too easy for us to respond and say what should or shouldn't have occurred.
bottom line is none of us where there. but.. the OP asked our opinions, and you all gave your opinions.
my personal thought is if your going to go to the park for a walk, like anywhere else you should be aware of your surroundings and realize that a kid flying a kite might have it crash down near you, or any number of other things that happen at most parks could occur. not that you should have to be paranoid, but just realize that well.. stuff happens. dont freak if it does.
but as a disc golfer we do have a responsibility. but play enough at enough courses, and as has been said.... sooner or later a shot may go WWAAYY off the intended direction regardless of anyone being in visual site of the intended direction. but just like that walker.. be ready... stuff happens. don't freak.
to the OP. yeah.. I probably would have been upset also. but let it go. learn from it.
too bad the old lady won't ever post here so we could tell her not to freak out if it ever happens again :)
it's a big planet, but a small world. peace and hugs brothers and sisters.
I believe that a profuse and sincere apology may have dissuaded her from tossing yer disc into the river.
Remember, sincerity is key. Once you can fake that, you've got it made.
So, you yelled and cussed out a "little Old Lady" after you almost just smoked her with your disc. What is wrong with YOU!? have you ever heard of respect for your elders. If I would have seen you yell at an old lady like that you would have went in the river which sounded so deep after you just got your disc and finished your round. Oh yeah 200' drive you sound like a real man, jerk off
So, you need people to tell you it is alright to yell at an old woman? My six year old know it is wrong without asking. Have you ever "talked" to a professional about your obvious anger issues. Yup, she stole you disc, held it in here hand as she walked in plain sight and dumped it sounds like she moved it to a drop zone lol. Before you call anybody ignorant get a English book and read it, then go over what you have just wrote then tell me who is ignorant. Jerk off.