You gotta eat, right? That’s what I’ve always thought and I run with the thought. Somehow, this desire to eat doesn’t go away when at a nudist venue. Many of my favorite venues have a restaurant or food area to fulfill this need and at my home campground they even let me run the hot dog wagon. But what about ordering in? Can you order in and have deliveries at a nudist resort or nude campground? Yes!
While at Penn Sylvan Health Society, my first home nudist club, it was common for me to order food from local restaurants and pizza places. In their hallway between the hot tub and indoor pool they even keep menus of local establishments that will deliver. So I did! Now, being a bare with a lot of curiosity in me, I always asked the delivery people how they felt about delivering to a nudist place. Without fail, every single delivery driver told me the same thing: the drivers all fought over who got to deliver there. The reason had nothing to do with nudity, either. Nope, it was the basic reason that any delivery driver would want a delivery: the people at Penn Sylvan were the best tippers and were always kind and patient.
That thought has been the theme of what service providers have said about delivering to my home campground, as well. I ask- because I have no filter for my mouth (ask my mother!)- and every single person says that they enjoy coming to my nudist camp because everyone there is so nice and patient. Unfortunately, my new club isn’t even in the middle of nowhere- it’s on the far edge of the left side of the middle of nowhere- so there are no food delivery people who will come here. To be clear: this has nothing to do with our dress (or lack thereof) and everything to do with the long distance from town. But there are other delivery people who come: gas, mail, etc. They all love it here.
The love that every service provider I’ve talked to has had for nudist locations makes me baffled by a recent report about mail carriers down in Virginia being upset about having to delivery mail at a local nudist venue. In the television interview, these mail carriers talked about nightmares from having to see a penis and such. Interestingly, I’ve been to the resort in question numerous times- it’s GORGEOUS!- and I know that the mailboxes are outside of the gate. I understand from the report that the resort changed their policies since the concern was raised about going inside the gates and now the mail deliverers don’t have to go inside. Their loss, but it goes to show that the nudist population is very empathic and goes out of their way to help others to feel comfortable in any way they can.
Since nudists are all over the place and visitors to nudist venues are such a good support to the community as they frequent local businesses for food, groceries, and other shopping ventures, AANR will be holding a $2 bill campaign. What is this? Basically, when nudists visit their local landed club (you know, the ones that have land and facilities) on Memorial Day Weekend, they can purchase $2 bills from the owners. The $2 bills are to be used at nearby locales to make the nudists and their support of local businesses a visible positive presence in the community. With so many people never having had a $2 bill in their hands before, passing this bill along to the clerks at our local shopping venue can also open up a conversation about where we got the bill and why we’re using them. I like this campaign: it encourages shopping and talking, which are two of my favorite things!
Nudists are wonderful people. If you’re reading this blog- and you obviously are!- you have probably noticed this already. It’s time to help people in our communities to see that we don’t just have bare bodies, we bear with one another with love. So, spend those $2 bills, tip your local delivery person well, and ask how you can make others more comfortable in your local nudist venue. It might be all that’s needed to show people what we mean when we say that nudists are the nicest people in the world.