Posted this over in the Gathering thread by mistake but it works for both.
I have a solution.
LaserPower can room with twochordcool at the gathering in Utah. They can then neutralize their concerns. Currently going on over there:
The talk in the middle of the night:
Laser: "Hey two..twochord...You awake?"
twochord: "yeah, what? This dry air is killing me...can't sleep!! No one at epic mentioned the air problem!! This will be bad for my back."
Laser: "What do you think would happen if tomorrow skiing we come across one of those kidnapped girls who's trying to escape and is crawling out of the snow in the woods dressed in rags.?"
two: "Oh man...tough one! Like...like that Elizabeth Smart girl?"
Laser: " Exactly....And right as we're dragging her out of the woods Ski Patrol comes by with a sled"
two: " Some random Patroller we don't know? Could be a total A-hole. You just don't know. What if there are two of them?? Double the chance for trouble."
Laser: "Yeah...but what if they think we kidnapped her?? Then we'd have a situation that could last all day. Police would come, all that explaining. I doubt they'd believe us, we'd get our pass pulled! They never give you the benefit of the doubt..."
two: "No way! Not coming all this way, no sleep with the dry air, back killing me, sleeping with a total stranger...uh...sorry...but yeah let's face it we don't know each other..."
Laser: "Yea whatever, it's been three days....get over it....How about something else though...not that they don't believe us, but the Patroller with the sled is not stopping as we flag him down. Would you throw yourself in front of the sled to stop him?"
two: "No way...New skis here that I'm still not sure of after 3 days. I might not like them. Then I've got to sell them. Last time my 4 day used skis were deemed too expensive by the epic people. Wanted $500 and was offered 4. Sold 'em on ebay for 4 and a half."
Laser: "They came to your house to pick up?"
two" "No way. Crowded parking lot with cameras!!"
Laser: "Yeah smart...Still....what if just after he pays you the money a meteorite lands on the skis propped on his car. Do you give the money back??"
two: "Skis are destroyed?? Geez...no...I mean I don't even know this guy. I barely know you btw....sorry, yeah, I'll get over it....maybe. Anyway...no, I just sold them. Meteorites aren't my problem! Act of God"
Laser: "So...back to the patroller...Let's just say your skis are off...I know, tough to imagine, but pretend. Then would you hurl yourself infront of the sled to stop it?"
two: " And get run over?? No way. I'd perhaps jump in the back of the sled"
Laser: "But you might get your pass pulled!!"
two: "Well at least I could sell my skis..."