Lorna, I thank you for your response(s), really I do, but I respectfully disagree with what you wrote. Just because someone has years of experience smoking hogs doesn't excuse their rude behavior and I will call them out on it every single time and I'm a little flummoxed that you've chosen me as the culprit here.
Why about my posts have led you to believe that I haven't done my research? If one reads a redundant thread title one should simply walk on by and not answer, unless they can do respectfully, but spare the insults, we're all adults...that's all I'm saying. Now that that's out of the way...
Reread my posts, I didn't ask any health dept. questions, I asked specific, targeted questions, i.e. "Can I run a food truck solo?" so I'm bumfuzzled at the direction the responses have taken in this thread. For instance, in this particular thread I wanted to know whether I could save money by having/not having all appliances on board, but the next thing you know someone is berating me for my DD bus question of several months ago. WTH? And you're telling me that I'm in the wrong? BALDERDASH!!! You should be telling them to stay on point rather than chastising me for asking help. And where are these archived threads that I've supposedly duplicated because I sure can't find them? Example, DRBBQ wrote: "I'm of a slightly different mind than Foodbme. I dramatically dislike people that come here and ask all kinds of questions that they should and are able to research on their own.
", and Lorna, you said: "You have been spitballing your ideas online with very little background research done."
Where should I ask such questions? ESPN? Hotwire? Expedia? You tell me, I'm all ears. And how you came to the conclusion that I haven't done my due diligence, simply because I asked a few questions is a head-scratcher, but I digress. Even if I were to ask a duplicate question, and this is the crux of the issue, why be such an ass about it? This forum will quickly shrivel and die if not for duplicate threads as there would be nothing new to talk about, unless, oh, let's say someone asked a "lame" (DRBBQ, again) question about a DD bus every now and then. See my point? Of course I should look in archived threads for basic info, particularly if that's what I wanted to know, but not once did I ask such questions. I have been to my local health department, I know what they require, the fact that some have reading comprehension issues is on them, not me. Cheese and crackers, I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone. Before answering, read and digest the actual words, don't go off half-cocked assuming you know what I wrote.
If these boards are to have a few regular posters who regurgitate the same tired responses in a rude fashion yet contribute nothing new, have at it, but don't be surprised when the newbies quit showing up. The fastest way for a business to go belly up is for the old to die and not be replaced. As a matter of fact there is an active thread (gosh, how did I know that since I don't read the other posts?) questioning the lack of activity on these boards...perhaps this should be a wake up call for some of you.
Lost in all of this are the wonderful and helpful responses from so many of you...I greatly appreciate it. I'm also sorry if this rant comes off as directed at you Lorna because that wasn't my intention, you just backed the wrong team, and they ARE in the wrong. Btw, I'm taking your advice and updating my location, thanks for pointing that out.
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