Many of you have been very helpful in answering my previous ski questions. I appreciate that. Now for one more.
I'm struggling with the concept of how to stand in line at the base of chairlifts. I'm from Montana where either lines were non-existant or the mountain hired really helpful line attendants that told us exactly what to do and where to stand and made it real simple. I'm not so lucky at Crystal Mountain - frequently they do not have any line attendants at all and we're all expected to be nice to one another and figure it out like we're adults or something. Which I try to do, but I'm a little socially inept at times and it's not as easy for me as for some.
Anyways, I have been chided a couple times by other folks in line for not standing in the right place at the right time. Recently, I've been chided for not waiting in the Singles line when in fact I'm a single. The other folks in line were very annoyed that a me (a single) had the gall to occupy space in the portion of the line that everyone (groups and singles) stands in instead of occuping only the singles portion.
I'm wondering - is it a sin to for a single wait in line somewhere besides the "singles only" line?
If you're wondering why I don't like the singles line, it's pretty simple. Without a lift attendant ensuring singles get their fair share of the lift, I've stood and stood and stood in the singles line and have quickly realized it's the worst possible place to wait in line. Now, if a lift attendant is directing the line, they usually ensure it goes quickly and it's often the fastest way to the chairlift. But without the lift attendant, I pity those in the singles line.