Abusive Behavior

When Enough is Enough at The Guard Gate

On the heals of the recent public outbursts of a tennis player, a congressman and a rapper I found this sign as I was going through the guard house at Stoneybrook Golf and Country Club in Estero, Florida.  I had buyers in the car and they asked if the picture would end up on my blog … you know it!

The guards are there to restrict entry from communities.  If you don’t have a reason to be in the community or a resident hasn’t called the guard to leave your name, you don’t get in.  Some security guards are a little more lenient than others.  Stoneybrook Golf and Country Club has particularly strict security guards, which isn’t a bad thing.  It keeps the community and the residents safe.

From the looks of it, they must get verbally abused on a regular basis.  I wonder if it’s because it almost seems acceptable to be without manners or less than courteous these days.  I’m sure they have their work cut out for them.  The community is fair sized and the gates are always busy.

Next time you go through a guard gate be nice.  They’re just doing their job. 

Watch me get denied entry tomorrow!  Just watch.