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post #61 of 89

Wearing a helmet, some types more than others, blocks your ears and causes some people to speak very loudly and not be aware of it. Now that's annoying no matter the topic.

post #62 of 89

So does hearing loss...

post #63 of 89
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Originally Posted by guroo270 View Post

So does hearing loss...


So you're sayin' I threw a deaf guy off the chair?

post #64 of 89
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I live in CO and was going up a lift at Loveland when a lady from NH joined me on the chair.  She started by bragging up her kid's Dartmouth (Ivy-league) ski team that was in the area for the week and then she chewed me out for not wearing a helmet.  Ugh.

A helmet--the kind with built in earphones--is great protection against people who lecture you about helmets.

post #65 of 89
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A helmet--the kind with built in earphones--is great protection against people who lecture you about helmets.

 

This is rather hilarious to me since I am, in fact, hearing impaired...

post #66 of 89
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I have a few friends whose hearts are just not into skiing and these guys show up occasionally.  I once got talked into sit-down lunch with wine with these folks (I drank water).   They ended up drinking several bottles of wine and were useless skiers the rest of the day,  we wasted an hour and a half on a perfectly good ski day, and they decided to go in quite early.    Personally, I would much rather ski and make the lunch break as short as possible (ski lunch, to me,  is for hydrating and getting a few calories in the body - especially on good snow days).   Now, if these fellows show up and the lift discussion turns to "what" food and wine at lunch, I usually get lost and meet them at the end of the day.  I don't mind talking about most things while on the lift, but 'lunch planning" is not on the list.

I skied with a guy who thought the lift ticket was just a "cover" charge.  Pretty much his entire day was spent going from bar to bar!  I only skied with him that once!

post #67 of 89
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A helmet--the kind with built in earphones--is great protection against people who lecture you about helmets.

That's pretty typical of NH.  Hopefully you just told her thatpeople in CO know how to ski.

post #68 of 89
"Ive never been this drunk before on skis"
post #69 of 89

Can't find it, but Letterman had a top ten list of things you don't want to hear on the ski lift. 

post #70 of 89

today on the lift this guy told me about a coffee piss he took on drive up the mountain and how the wind blew it back on him. made me think of this thread.

post #71 of 89
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Can't find it, but Letterman had a top ten list of things you don't want to hear on the ski lift. 


http://www.epicski.com/t/4083/david-lettermans-top-ten-things-you-dont-want-to-hear-on-a-ski-lift

 

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post #72 of 89
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Originally Posted by tylrwnzl View Post

Can't find it, but Letterman had a top ten list of things you don't want to hear on the ski lift. 


http://www.epicski.com/t/4083/david-lettermans-top-ten-things-you-dont-want-to-hear-on-a-ski-lift

 

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Thanks, I thought their might have been a thread on it somewhere.

 

Quoted for reference:

 

 

 

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Top Ten Things You Don't Want To Hear On A Ski Lift

10. "Wow, you don't get views like this in prison."

9. "You know, we'd both be warmer if you sat on my lap."

8. "If it doesn't snow again soon, I'm afraid they're gonna find the bodies."

7. "It's your lucky day -- you're riding with the king of the knock-knock jokes."

6. "Can you help me defrost my moustache?"

5. "Could you believe it? Some idiot just left these skis sitting right outside the lodge."

4. "While we've got a few minutes -- let me tell you about the Jehovah's Witnesses."

3. "Ow! I just got hit in the face by a goose!"

2. "I got a perfect way of testing if they have 10 inches of powder."

1. "All right boys, cut the cable!"
post #73 of 89

Thought it would be more fun to go to the thread since it was from '02 :-)

post #74 of 89

I like to talk obsessively about this beautiful Brazilian girl I met years ago.

 

Oh and the Gore range LOL.

post #75 of 89

I though of this thread on the lift today. Me and 3 other singles boarded a 12 minute chair which quickly became a torture chamber with no escape. One guy with a very thick accent which I could not dicifer began talking incessantly and did not shut up the entire ride. The topics ranged from normal stuff all the way to his wife being "single". All i could understand was his wife was single. Over and over and over "wife" "single". After about 5 minutes i finally realized what he was talking about... His wife had shingles!!! Theres another one to add to the list. No talk about shingles. About two hours later i heard him about 2 chairs behind me telling the same story. On that chair ride up the guy next to me never said a word. Ahh... peace.

post #76 of 89
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I though of this thread on the lift today. Me and 3 other singles boarded a 12 minute chair which quickly became a torture chamber with no escape. One guy with a very thick accent which I could not dicifer began talking incessantly and did not shut up the entire ride. The topics ranged from normal stuff all the way to his wife being "single". All i could understand was his wife was single. Over and over and over "wife" "single". After about 5 minutes i finally realized what he was talking about... His wife had shingles!!! Theres another one to add to the list. No talk about shingles. About two hours later i heard him about 2 chairs behind me telling the same story. On that chair ride up the guy next to me never said a word. Ahh... peace.


Lol if only you could have got him on the lift again !
post #77 of 89

i saw him coming and booked it!!!

post #78 of 89
I hate to hear someone talking business and I hate to have someone ask me what
I do for a living . I get this pretty frequently . There can be alot of talk by some pompous
businessman as to how successful he has been . BORING! Skiing gets me
far away from the office which is great . Don't want to hear it on the lift .

My wife & I had a ski school kid about 10 years old on the lift with us last year and
I asked him how he was doing .

He replied," there's really no need to talk on the ski lift " . At first we were
shocked that a 10 year old would talk to a stranger like this but after we got off
the lift we were laughing uncontrollably . We still talk about him .

Maybe this 10 year old had more sense then us elders.
post #79 of 89

Ditto on not talking about business and being asked what I do for a living. It's not the end of the world, and I am polite about it, but I would just as soon not think or talk about work while sking. And it seems sort of pointless for a 10 minute lift ride. 

post #80 of 89
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I hate to have someone ask me what I do for a living .

 

This seems pretty common...people say 'where are you from' and then 'oh what do you do in [wherever I'm living]'.  I think it's usually vacationers that really want to know if there are decent jobs available for those that live near where they want to be.  I don't mind; it's no less vapid then talking about how much vert someone skied or the sick pow in the trees.  To me this is far less weird then at Jane yesterday where I rode up with two young guys who were skiing together and didn't say a single word to each other on the lift until we got all the way to the top and one said 'so where do you want to go'.  How do you ski with someone and not have a single thing to say on the lift ride.

post #81 of 89
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To me this is far less weird then at Jane yesterday where I rode up with two young guys who were skiing together and didn't say a single word to each other on the lift until we got all the way to the top and one said 'so where do you want to go'.  How do you ski with someone and not have a single thing to say on the lift ride.

 

That could describe me and my husband.  If you know someone well, you don't always need to be talking.

post #82 of 89
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Originally Posted by bounceswoosh View Post

 

That could describe me and my husband.  If you know someone well, you don't always need to be talking.

 

 

Oh I've seen plenty of couples not talking...that one needs no explanation.  But two young dudes?  Well I spose they could have been a couple.

post #83 of 89
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That could describe me and my husband.  If you know someone well, you don't always need to be talking.

 

 

Oh I've seen plenty of couples not talking...that one needs no explanation.  But two young dudes?  Well I spose they could have been a couple.

You never know!

post #84 of 89
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Originally Posted by tylrwnzl View Post

Can't find it, but Letterman had a top ten list of things you don't want to hear on the ski lift. 

 

http://www.cbs.com/shows/late_show/top_ten/127081/

Top Ten Things You Don't Want To Hear On A Ski Lift

Thursday, March 2, 2000

10. "Wow, you don't get views like this in prison."

9. "You know, we'd both be warmer if you sat on my lap."

8. "If it doesn't snow again soon, I'm afraid they're gonna find the bodies."

7. "It's your lucky day -- you're riding with the king of the knock-knock jokes."

6. "Can you help me defrost my moustache?"

5. "Could you believe it? Some idiot just left these skis sitting right outside the lodge."

4. "While we've got a few minutes -- let me tell you about the Jehovah's Witnesses."

3. "Ow! I just got hit in the face by a goose!"

2. "I got a perfect way of testing if they have 10 inches of powder."

1. "All right boys, cut the cable!"

post #85 of 89

Number 10 reminds me of hitchhiking back to Michigan from Mt Washington after winter break one year--full on blizzard and I caught a ride in the middle of Pennsylvania on I80 with a young woman.  I noticed she kept taking pills.  I commented.. She told me she had just been released from a mental hospital in Massachusetts and had been driving nonstop for 18 hours and needed to keep taking her meds.  She was driving 50, everyone else on the road was driving 25. She stopped at a rest stop in Ohio, left the engine running, and went in for coffee.  Why I didn't a) get out and find another ride or b) drive off in her car I'll never know.

post #86 of 89

Hold my gun for second while I work out this cramp. 

 

Do you mind lifting the bar? I am claustrophobic and would hate to spaz out on you.

post #87 of 89

These ski bibs pants fit over depends GREAT.. <rolling eyes back> "aaaaahhhhhhh, that's better!"

post #88 of 89
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Originally Posted by tylrwnzl View Post

Can't find it, but Letterman had a top ten list of things you don't want to hear on the ski lift. 


http://www.epicski.com/t/4083/david-lettermans-top-ten-things-you-dont-want-to-hear-on-a-ski-lift

 

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Thanks, I thought their might have been a thread on it somewhere.

 

Quoted for reference:

 

 

 

Quote:
Top Ten Things You Don't Want To Hear On A Ski Lift

10. "Wow, you don't get views like this in prison."

9. "You know, we'd both be warmer if you sat on my lap."

8. "If it doesn't snow again soon, I'm afraid they're gonna find the bodies."

7. "It's your lucky day -- you're riding with the king of the knock-knock jokes."

6. "Can you help me defrost my moustache?"

5. "Could you believe it? Some idiot just left these skis sitting right outside the lodge."

4. "While we've got a few minutes -- let me tell you about the Jehovah's Witnesses."

3. "Ow! I just got hit in the face by a goose!"

2. "I got a perfect way of testing if they have 10 inches of powder."

1. "All right boys, cut the cable!"

 

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Originally Posted by tylrwnzl View Post

Can't find it, but Letterman had a top ten list of things you don't want to hear on the ski lift. 

 

http://www.cbs.com/shows/late_show/top_ten/127081/

Top Ten Things You Don't Want To Hear On A Ski Lift

Thursday, March 2, 2000

10. "Wow, you don't get views like this in prison."

9. "You know, we'd both be warmer if you sat on my lap."

8. "If it doesn't snow again soon, I'm afraid they're gonna find the bodies."

7. "It's your lucky day -- you're riding with the king of the knock-knock jokes."

6. "Can you help me defrost my moustache?"

5. "Could you believe it? Some idiot just left these skis sitting right outside the lodge."

4. "While we've got a few minutes -- let me tell you about the Jehovah's Witnesses."

3. "Ow! I just got hit in the face by a goose!"

2. "I got a perfect way of testing if they have 10 inches of powder."

1. "All right boys, cut the cable!"

 

 

Trekchick, Jong.  winkeez!

post #89 of 89

"Um.... Are you going to eat that?"

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