What a grand week of commissioning, so many wonderful events, vivid emotions...men and women who demonstrate the best of this generation willing to serve at a time of war and without hesitation. Lingering for me, now rising beyond disappointment, is a sense of exploitation by some locals. I have experienced first hand a underlying disrespect for the midshipman and the Academy, gaining economically from the visitors and military but at the same time hating its presence there. Capitalize on the mood and participation of families but disregard them personally. Such was the rental owner and the neighbors, even, an attitude among several businesses in town as well. I would ask many questions of those that seek your hard earned thousands for the week...are they military or former military...what is the attitude of the neighbors to families, traffic and frequent comings and goings...I have now heard from many others who have shared identical experiences, and sadly, that some of the repeat "hosts" that actively seek to rent are the most hateful. Has this happened to you?