The Eight People You Meet on South Jersey’s Beaches
There are a variety of people that you come across during a day at the beach. It seems like no matter what time or day you go, the same type of people are found. While I don't want to stereotype, I can guarantee you that you these 8 people every single time.
The coastline reader is a middle aged woman who sets her chair up right at the water's edge. She doesn't use an umbrella and doesn't actually go into the water. She lets the water get her feet wet as she reads her book.
You're laying on your towel, minding your own business; when a group of kids come stampeding by like the wildebeest in The Lion King. What's amazing and breaks the law of physics is, all of the other kids go by without a problem, however one kid manages to kick up a wave of sand onto your towel.
Let me say this once, camping tents do not belong on a beach unless you are camping. Worried about the sun? That's what beach umbrellas are for. The tent poppers set up as far away as they can from the water, which is appreciated. They have their entire extended family with them, a boombox, and folding table.
You never actually see where they are set up on the beach, you just see them as they walk past. They are an older couple, walking hand in hand along the water getting their feet wet. You see them walk past at least twice.
There is always one mom that has about 20 kids with her. You are pretty sure it's not Michelle Dugger, but honestly who knows. Each of her actual kids brought 10 of their closest friends. The parent's of her kids' friends and living it up without their kids for a day. Bravo other parents, bravo.
You could be the only person on the beach, but this person sets up right on top of you. Pretty sure you can hear their heartbeat they are so close.
Picture this you are relaxing on the sand, listening to the crashing waves and gulls, and enjoying a day on the beach. Then your ear catches the sound of music from the distance. The sound gets louder and louder until it sounds like it's just behind you. Do they still call them boomboxes anymore?
This kid has two distinct characteristics: they dig a hole that could swallow a truck and they ask everyone to bury them. They enjoy the sand more than the water. You hear their parents ask them in defeat to fill in the hole, but they never do.