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post #121 of 132

Justified, but I suspect the OP may be feeling like he threw out a little attitude towards the guy, and is feeling a tad guilty about that.   Not to say that they guy didn't deserve getting his ticket pulled, but I just can't imagine why the OP would even post this unless he felt he didn't verbally handle it the best way.  just saying... 

post #122 of 132
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Originally Posted by pdiddy View Post

Justified, but I suspect the OP may be feeling like he threw out a little attitude towards the guy, and is feeling a tad guilty about that.   Not to say that they guy didn't deserve getting his ticket pulled, but I just can't imagine why the OP would even post this unless he felt he didn't verbally handle it the best way.  just saying... 


I'd bet you are right, and I totally get what you are saying. After the kid hit me and I started cussing like a sailor, I felt pretty stupid. Its not that the anger isn't justified, but you still wish that you could put your best face forward.
 

 

post #123 of 132

I'm also 32 and when I go into the terrain park (which isn't very often at all) I feel like I might as well be 60.
 

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Well, I started skiing at two years old, and I'm 32 now. The changes in the sport really do make somebody in their early 30's feel like an old hoss sometimes.



 

post #124 of 132


Me three.  I'm 49 (I remember the lace leather boots and cable bindings as a kid).  Anyway, I decided to get the terrain park pass for Stevens (the park is fenced off, they have you watch a 10 minute video and sign a waiver form to get a pass to access the park). 

 

My reason for getting in the park is that it's on the side of the ski area that has some nice terrain.  So I thought I'd check out a couple of features.  I was apparently going too slow, I stopped my forward motion as soon as I got on the corrugated pipe (which by the way, looks like it's manufactured for septic systems).  Similarly hit a dead stop on a rail and didn't make it all the way up a medium kicker.

 

Man did it make me feel old. Hard to get over the caution and tentativeness.  I think there should be classes or clinics for old people like me who want to learn a bit of terrain technique.  Maybe I should take private lessons.

 

Sorry for the thread drift.  We now return to our regular programming.  Pull the passes on the punks, already.

 

 

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I'm also 32 and when I go into the terrain park (which isn't very often at all) I feel like I might as well be 60.
 



 



 

post #125 of 132

You're just wearing the wrong clothes!. See pg.4 for the ideal photo.

There should be learning parks though.

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Got it.

You don't know what happened, and responded by calling a child a motherfucker, and yelling about money.

The only choices you could find were beating a child or having a tantrum.

 

To be honest, you don't really seem like the best advocate for good behavior on the hill.

 

BTW- I agree with you about the OP pulling the pass, and setting a high expectation for safety and consideration.  

 

 

 



Look man, I got nailed, HARD. On a deserted run. It was a rowdy blue run, and the kid was obviously capable of boarding it- I watched him afterwards. My fiance was behind me- she didn't see the hit, but saw the kid and confirmed that it wasn't an ability thing. The only two things I can come up with is he either wasn't looking AT ALL, or he was trying to hockey stop the board to snow his dad, and instead creamed me.

 

It ended my day of skiing, and left me VERY bruised. In the moment, it tweaked my already weak knee hard, and I thought it had been blown up.

 

As I said, no part of me is proud of my reaction, and at the end, I apologized to the kid.

 

I don't feel that me cussing the kid out was justified, but I certainly don't feel for a second that I didn't have every right to be very angry in that moment.

 

post #127 of 132
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Originally Posted by anachronism View Post

 



Look man, I got nailed, HARD. On a deserted run. It was a rowdy blue run, and the kid was obviously capable of boarding it- I watched him afterwards. My fiance was behind me- she didn't see the hit, but saw the kid and confirmed that it wasn't an ability thing. The only two things I can come up with is he either wasn't looking AT ALL, or he was trying to hockey stop the board to snow his dad, and instead creamed me.

 

It ended my day of skiing, and left me VERY bruised. In the moment, it tweaked my already weak knee hard, and I thought it had been blown up.

 

As I said, no part of me is proud of my reaction, and at the end, I apologized to the kid.

 

I don't feel that me cussing the kid out was justified, but I certainly don't feel for a second that I didn't have every right to be very angry in that moment.

 


When someone inflicts pain on you or vs versa, you either hit back or swear, it's a natural human reaction.  You may not be proud of it, but it's a natural reaction,  th_dunno-1[1].gif

 

post #128 of 132
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Originally Posted by LogicX View Post

Did you clip his pass because of his reckless actions, or because you were angry with him after your conversation?  The former seems justifiable.  The latter seems to be more about your ego.

 

I mean, the guy was obviously a jerk, but can that really factor into your decision to kick him off the mountain?

 

 


+1
 

 

post #129 of 132
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Did you clip his pass because of his reckless actions, or because you were angry with him after your conversation?  The former seems justifiable.  The latter seems to be more about your ego.

 

I mean, the guy was obviously a jerk, but can that really factor into your decision to kick him off the mountain?

 


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Yes, the fact that the guy was a jerk can factor into this decision.  His "jerkiness" would indicate to me that he sees nothing wrong with his actions and has no intent to correct them.  He may well feel differently in his heart of hearts, but since the OP isn't a mind-reader, he has to base his decision on the jerk's actual deeds and words.  Had the jerk said something along the lines of, "Man, I guess you're right, that was a little close.  I"ll be more careful," he would likely have walked away pass in pocket.  Too many people these days, especially men, just cannot concede error under any circumstances.  In this case, the action taken by the OP was really more to do with the jerk's ego....as well as his reckless actions. 

 

The OP was probably annoyed to some degree or another, but so what?  That doesn't mean the action he took wasn't warranted or professional.  It's impossible to remove all human emotion from the human decision-making process, and if people expect that, they should get robots to do any job that has the potential for conflict.

 

The fact that the OP is concerned about it speaks well to his sense of fairness, I say.  I wouldn't have lost a moment's sleep over it myself....but then again I may well be a Jerk myself.  cool.gif

 

post #130 of 132
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Yes, the fact that the guy was a jerk can factor into this decision.  His "jerkiness" would indicate to me that he sees nothing wrong with his actions and has no intent to correct them.

I hope you're not a Public Defender!
post #131 of 132
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I hope you're not a Public Defender!

 

Fear not!  That particular gig mayyyy not be the best fit for me.....

 

post #132 of 132
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Fear not!  That particular gig mayyyy not be the best fit for me.....

Prosecutor is more in line with the earlier comment I quoted!
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