Originally Posted by josseph
We need you back, Lars. There is some gung-ho newbie on the yellow jacket squad, who, I swear, goes around knocking people over so he can call us to do a transport. One night, he called for transport 4 times from 4 different slopes. We need you to take care of that guy before one of us get to him first. What ever happened to Beetle?
Thanks for the nod of encouragement, but I'm not ready to come back right now. I stopped by the office last week to say hi and all I got was the we need you back speech. There was complaints about a few newbies who have gone power hungry and the need for more guys like myself. I almost said "I told you so" when Ileft but held my tongue. There have been a few good guys quit the past few years. For many reasons. I just needed a break. I know the guy you're talking about, he won't be there long. Weekday security is already tired of the hassel he's gotten them into.
On another note, I never took very many passes. Only those for serious offenses, not so much for minor stuff like stealing powder, unless I wanted to get there first.haha. I usually could reason with anyone and mostly made friends with the person rather than rip his ticket. I was one of few like this on the Patrol. Didn't bring to many individuals into the office, usually solved the problem on the slopes. Better for all parties that way.
There is a need for yellow jackets especially at a resort like Holiday. Nights and weekends are troublesome, especially with the average 50 busses of highschool kids every night. Too many people get hurt and without crowd control, ski patrol would really have a problem.
Beetle only did security the past couple years. Didn't get out on skis much. Finnaly got old for him and he's retired to just being a school bus driver now.