I am currently down on the fabulous New Jersey Shore for a few weeks vacation. I know, I’m retired so vacation from what? We'll just call it a change of venue.
I was perusing the internet and I could not pass up this article from “The Daily Meal” whatever that publication is. The article was
Rules For Eating At The Beach
I will be going to the beach every day, so I should make sure I know the rules for eating at the beach. I have been going to the shore all my life. I have been eating at the beach all my life; I hope I haven’t broken any eating at the beach rules. Well according to “The Daily Meal” here are the rules:
1. Do not feed the sea gulls.
Who knew? I am so glad I learned this rule. Now I know that if you feed the gulls they will descend upon you by the hundreds and they will steal all your food and shit on your head. Makes sense…ok I’ll follow this rule.
Well actually I have never fed the sea gulls on the beach even without knowing it was a rule. I have never fed them because I’m pretty sure that if you do they will descend upon you by the hundreds and steal all your food and shit on your head.
2. Ice Cream
Don’t take ice cream in a cooler; it probably won’t stay cold enough for very long.
This is a rule? This is not a rule, this is common sense. Only an idiot would pack ice cream in a cooler to take to the beach. In all my years of going to the beach I have never heard of or seen anyone pack ice cream in a cooler. That is probably why every beach in New Jersey has an ice cream guy hawking ice cream up and down the beach all day long. #2 probably does not have to be a rule.
3. Find a Good Parking Spot
Weather solo or in a group find a spot close to the water, but away from garbage. Garbage attracts sea gulls.
Another great rule. Imagine going to the beach and going close to the water…what a great idea, and staying away from garbage! Terrific rule. All these are great rules and very informative.
I am, however, surprised that there are only three rules. I think they left out some important rules. Such as:
Just because it is a sandwich, don’t put sand on it.
Do not go swimming with a hotdog.
Don’t feed the Great White Sharks.
There, now I think all of the rules for eating at the beach are covered. So go all you beach lovers, enjoy eating at the beach
DON’T FORGET THE RULES!!