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post #61 of 73
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I lost my wallet during a family vacation trip and didn't realize it until we got off at our destination (not a ski trip).  Was a big airport in a tourist area.  I was ready to ask a neighbor taking care of our pets to FedEx my passport.  The Southwest agent said not to worry about the return trip, but to allow extra time.  What I learned from the TSA agent doing the interview was that if I'd had one credit card with my name on it or a checkbook, that would've made the interview a little shorter.  The process was clearly well defined.


In my wife's case, she had a couple credit cards, but didn't have any other picture ID. TSA told her that even a Costco ID that had a picture would have made the process simpler.

post #62 of 73
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 What I learned from the TSA agent doing the interview was that if I'd had one credit card with my name on it or a checkbook, that would've made the interview a little shorter.  The process was clearly well defined.

 

That's good info. Unfortunately I carry my ID and all cards in one place (my wallet). I should stash a photo card of some sort in another location.

post #63 of 73
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Originally Posted by marznc View Post
 

 What I learned from the TSA agent doing the interview was that if I'd had one credit card with my name on it or a checkbook, that would've made the interview a little shorter.  The process was clearly well defined.

 

That's good info. Unfortunately I carry my ID and all cards in one place (my wallet). I should stash a photo card of some sort in another location.


Yeah, now I have a a couple of credit cards that I don't use that often with a picture on them.  I take one of those and put it someplace secure in my backpack, as opposed to in my wallet.

post #64 of 73

My biggest fear is a long lift line, I use the singles line or avoid that lift and go to a less populated one.

 

also tree skiing scares me. little trees are like a whips if you get too close, and the big trees, well that would be game over if I smacked one of those.

post #65 of 73

My biggest fear is having a yard sale and then realizing that I'm in a poorly visible area from above. While I quickly try gathering my things together a snowboarder comes flying through the air and decapitates me. I attribute this fear to my older brother. When we were kids, we went to an ice skating rink and he told me not to fall because someone could skate over my fingers and chop them off. I never went ice skating that day or any other day since then. I also slow down at every roller I approach.

post #66 of 73
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My biggest fear is having a yard sale and then realizing that I'm in a poorly visible area from above. While I quickly try gathering my things together a snowboarder comes flying through the air and decapitates me. I attribute this fear to my older brother. When we were kids, we went to an ice skating rink and he told me not to fall because someone could skate over my fingers and chop them off. I never went ice skating that day or any other day since then. I also slow down at every roller I approach.

:rotflmao:

post #67 of 73

Texans.

post #68 of 73

My wife calling me and telling me my fun time is up and I need to come back home.

post #69 of 73

core2 >>>"What do you guys worry about or fear?"

 

I rarely fly to resorts but rather for years have driven highways to Tahoe resorts from the SF Bay Area that is 180 to 240 miles depending on resorts thus several hours.

 

On ski days I as an older advanced skier am usually not feeling emotions of fear nor worry because I don't tend to ski more dangerous slopes anymore nor ski fast nor huck. There are considerable steeps and rock bands where I ski that I would experience fear and would worry about if I skied them but don't.  Well I do feel fear looking over the edge of a drop and indeed do that at times like every time I go up some lifts haha.  Ever take a peak over the edge at Hangmans at Mammoth?  The difficult slopes I do ski, I have considerable confidence in.  I do ski a lot of tight lines in bumps and trees and around obstacles and steep open slopes but not the type where if one falls, one will tumble down into rocks.  I do like storm skiing fresh snow and readily will go into areas with dense trees including tree wells but am not feeling emotions of fear when I do so so don't worry about it.

 

Now off the slopes driving on our mountain highways can be a white knuckle experience especially during foul weather.   Like having to drive across black ice with other vehicles sliding around going nuts.  Yeah lots to fear and worry about while on the road.   Worst is trying to drive in a wet snowstorm while it is coming down so hard one's windshield becomes difficult to see out of as snow gets piled up on the glass.   Or driving and getting stuck behind some 18-wheeler on I80 going east at 60mph over Donner Summit with one's windshield being pounded by dirty dark slush. Yeah long list of scary stuff on highways that if one gets unlikely could mean the end.

post #70 of 73

Biggest fear is to forget or lose a critical piece of gear and have to pay highway robbery resort shop prices to purchase or rent something.

 

Second biggest fear is having to park way waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out, satellite lots and shuttle buses are not my friend.

post #71 of 73
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Biggest fear is to forget or lose a critical piece of gear and have to pay highway robbery resort shop prices to purchase or rent something.

 

Second biggest fear is having to park way waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out, satellite lots and shuttle buses are not my friend.


I always got two jocks in the hockey bag...  :D

post #72 of 73
Going back to work...
post #73 of 73

3 thread pages and not one Milan Kundera quote?

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The man hunched over his motorcycle ski poles can focus only on the present instant of his flight; he is caught in a fragment of time cut off from both the past and the future; he is wrenched from the continuity of time . . . in other words, he is in a state of ecstasy; in that state he is unaware of his age, his wife, his children, his worries, and so he has no fear, because the source of fear is in the future, and a person freed of the future has nothing to fear.

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