Does anyone hate skates as much as me?

They are so fucking annoying. I’m just trying to enjoy myself at the beach, go for a little swim. I’m not bothering anyone. I’m shuffling my feet like I’m supposed to. Why does this damn skate keep rubbing against my leg? It’s acting like my cat. Just leave me alone for god’s sake. I swear I would have stabbed that stupid thing, even if all I had was a piece of dull driftwood.

Am I the only one that feels this way?

I, for one, welcome our delta-shaped Overlords.

Wow, you ruined my intention of coming into a thread about those recreational foot-wheels and saying that I was fine with skates but hated those damn stingrays.

I despise them. I remember going to the beach as a kid, minding my own business floating in my inner tube, only to have those terrifying kite-like horrors creep out of the water and flap their slimy wings up against me :eek:

No. We love our Stingrays here in Cayman.

For a time I worked for a scuba shop that also ran tours to Stingray City. Was a way cool experience.

I had a close encounter with a stingray (still have the scar on my leg) and seen guitarfish in the surf at La Jolla Shores, but never saw any skates. So I have nothing to hate them for.

I thought this thread was going to be about the footwear that hockey players wear on the ice.

The only encounter I’ve ever had with skates (or rays, or similar) was at one of those “walk through the underwater plexiglass tunnel” attractions. They were fascinating creatures, but I’m not sure I’d want to meet one as the OP did.

I’m not surprised by this given our current political climate.

I live near Portsmouth, so I’ve grown accustomed to them.

I tried one fried in batter once. Thought it might make a change from cod/ haddock/ plaice and chips. The taste was foul. No thanks.

I had one in a fancy restaurant once. I love to order things that I could never make on my own and I assumed they knew what they were doing. I was wrong. It was edible - barely. It was one of the worst seafood meals I have ever been served. Picking through tiny bones to get small morsels of not very good meat isn’t my idea of a good time and I am not a picky eater. I was hoping for something more like roller blades of the sea.

Okay, these bastards obviously have some ulterior motive that involves world conquest. :dubious:

Well you’re in their ocean, so show some respect.

We stopped there as a cruise excursion and it was one of the best times ever. So beautiful and the stingrays were cool!

Seeing all those people interacting with wildlife gets you right here. thumps chest

This picture Googled under “Stingray City” is used as one of the pictures in clickbait, “Pictures taken moments before horrible things happen”.

Sorry, “Before disaster happens.”

♫ Why do skates suddenly appear, every time, you are near?
Just like me, they want to be, eating your toes! ♫

I don’t want to make any assumptions about what you mean. What do you mean?

I was about to say that lady is either having a really bad time or a really good time. Given her facial expression and the location of the ray.

By the way is it too soon for Croc Hunter jokes?