Reading this thread by VRS
remided me a story from about 15 years ago.
One of my first jobs was to manage a modest resort in southern Alberta. We had campgrounds, RV lots with full hookups, and river front Cottages. The cottages went for an insane rate I always thought, and that is what seems to bring out Homo Entitlus Whorus Sapiens in droves. For some reason, whenever a vacation, etc is a 4 digit amount, the EW's seem to think that they should be granted special status.
River Front does have an extensive beach, and we try to ensure the cottage has privacy on beach, but on peak times, even their beaches can get a little packed. Also, in Canada, ANYTHING considered to be waterfront is crown land. So even though you own the land that is waterfront, you do not own the beach, nor the waterspace. </bs>
SC= You know
Me: Tyvm for calling valley resort, this is Q, how may I help you?
SC: Yea, I am in cabin 5, and there is a bunch of people on MY fscking beach!
Me: Well ma'am this is a resort, and with the tempurature pushing 35 degrees, the beach is rather full today. We make every effort to give you more privacy, however we cannot guarantee your exclusive use.
SC: I don't care! You get someone down here to get rid of this riff-raff! I paid $2000 for this vacation, and I cannot believe you would allow fscking people to just take over my beach.
Me: Ma'am, you paid that rate for use of the cabin, and all amenities, not for exclusive use of the beach.
SC: Whatever. These are tresspassers, and if you won't do something about it, I will!!!
Me: I'm sorry you feel that way Ma'am, but...
I was about to inform her as to the laws with waterfront, but of course she hung up. Jebus, I was starting to get that sinking feeling in my gut, but I thought whatever. If she makes an ass out of herself, it will be her folly. Life went on, and back to the grind I went. In comes a Police Constable to the office. I thought they were setting up for a checkstop (To nab drunk drivers) and were just checking in.
Cop: So I hear you are having problems with some people tresspassing?
Un, not as far as I am aware.
Cop: Oh, we got a call from someone complaining that people were illegally on the resort.
ok, I think I know what is going on. (So I tell him the story above)
Cop: didn't you tell her about rule of waterfrontage?
Me: She hung up before I got the chance.
Cop: You mind locking up here then, and we'll go down and see what is going on.
So the Constable and I head out for the other end of the resort. as we approach the cabin, we hear screaming. Lots of people screaming. So the cop heads out to see what is going on. When I look over the beach, I see SC running after people on the beach with a baseball bat. This lady is swinging with all her might. All the while screaming, "This is my fscking beach I paid for it!!! Y'all tresspassin' on my property!!! Get out, or I'll kill the lot of ya!!!!!" Cop is on the radio calling for backup, then assesses the situation. He finally decides that he can take her down without having to have backup there, so he pulls out his baton, circles around to her rear so she can't see him coming. He takes off, and BOOM!!! A tackle worthy of an NFL highlight reel, and the SC is face down. Oh, boy, did she lose it. She was able to squirm out from under the cop, grab her bat, and was about to swing it at the cop. She stopped though, as a Glock 9mm was aimed right at her chest, and she was given 2 options. Drop bat, or be dropped. Finally, she was arrested without incident, and was taken away. She faced charges for Assault, Aggrivated Assault with a weapon, Uttering Threats, Assault of a Peace Officer, Attempted Murder, Criminal Negligence, Criminal Negligence causing bodily harm, Mischeif, Disturbing the Peace, and Littering (This one made me laugh).
The most laughable part was the judge took the most condescending tone with her at sentencing to fully explain waterfront law so that even a toddler could understand. It was then, that all concerned got a genuine apology from her, and she finally showed remorse.
The following year, we demolished or sold the cabins, and expanded our RV lot.