Different situation, still line etiquette, suspect I'm at least 80% at fault. Pulling up to a 6 pack with those horse racing gates, there is no real line at all, just a little pack shuffling a bit to make sixes while moving forward. Skiing by myself, on the far left of the shuffle. Group ahead of me goes, I wasn't sure if the next group had 5 or 6 so gave them a sec to get into the "stalls", when they did the far left stall was open so I pulled in. Now the guy to my immediate right was intently talking to the guy on his right, couldn't quite place the language (? Swedish). I gave the brief hello nod to the guy that on-my-right guy (OMRG) was talking to, he gave one back. About 10 sec later the gate opens.
Immediately, OMRG pulls slightly ahead of me, still talking, and starts to veer to his left. I holler "ON YOUR LEFT", which he either doesn't understand or ignores. I start to do a hard skate step to get into his line if vision, when he takes a step to his left, pinning my right ski. We both wobble but get righted in time to catch the chair.
On the chair he starts yelling at me, I don't have any idea what he was saying, but it sounded a lot like the Swedish chef from the muppets. I said " I was standing a foot to your left for a 15 seconds , you should pay more attention." He starts to lay into me again with what sounds to me like "oofer doofer bjork", when the guy he was talking to says (It really sounded like) "You salted it.". OMRG looks back at me, goes "pffft" and that was pretty much that.
Lesson learned for me...make SURE the people in your chair group know you are there. Although I do think OMRG lack of awareness was poor form.
/does anyone but me hear the horse racing track announcers "Aaaaand they're off!!" in their head when those gates open?
//the ""you salted it" was said to OMRG, not to me
Edited by Alveolus - 2/27/12 at 7:14pm