Maybe on my first visit to the gCaptain forums I found the following exchange which took place in 2010 and copied it. I absolutely loved the correct use of grammar and the innovative use of the puctuation by both the contributors while they were basically having a go at each other. In the intervening eight years we have become so PC that maybe it would be deleted today – or maybe it’s going to be!
COMMENT 1: I saw the job ad on the net too but they have no website. That tells me the bubba runnin’ the show is ol’ school. I may apply to this job but will have to do it over the phone. The phone interview is where you either stop or pass go. That is also where you muster your experience and pass the phone test or not. That is if they will even talk to you without you bein’ there “in person” to apply. That is code for stay away yankees. Some jobs are not what they appear or there is ‘coonass navy’ sode and tests to pass unless they are ina real bind. The lack of website has ‘coonass navy’ written all over it.
COMMENT 2: I gotta ask why would you want to waste your time with the “coonass navy”? Kinda seems as if you have something against people down the bayou. One would assume that everybody from out of state would understand that local companies want to provide jobs for locals first. Nothing against the out of state guys, a lot of you come to Louisiana nd make great captaiins, deckhands, etc…but as a Louisiana native working in the marine transportation industry, I do get tires of hearing out of state guys do nothing but talk trash about Louisiana and coonasses. I would think that it would be the opposite. If you are from out of state, unless they give you a reason to dislike them, try to appreciate the fact that you have a high paying job that is provided for you by the ‘coonass navy’.
Just realise that the ‘coonass navy’ a lot of you out of state guys complaain about, are the ones who put food on your family’s table. Keep in mind that a guy with just a GED can’t make anywhere near the money that we make offshore in most other places. I like working with people from different parts of the country, but when they start talking about how ignorant coonasses are, or just trash talking about Louisiana it really upsets me.