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post #31 of 59
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They are an annoyance everywhere, not just on the slopes. I hate them in restaurants, on busses - the list can go on and on. However they have their place and are fantastic, amazing tools - if used considerately.
post #32 of 59
Only used the cell twice during my Utah trip last year (once at lunch and once on the lift at Brighton with my friend) and cell usage isn't a big deal for me. Now the funny part! It's a beautiful sunny light wind day at Brighton and we're riding up the millicent lift eyeing a potential line to the left off the top through some big, steep(might need to sideslip a little) bumps and cliffs. I call the wife at work back in VA and begin telling her what a great day it is, sorry that she's working (letting the supposed envy build) etc...: Much to my laughter and chagrin, she proceeds to tell me how she's sitting in her cube watching the phones while others are at lunch and how cold it must be on the lift etc... She then tells me of a much "warmer" place that is just as much fun and how her hands are paying a visit there now while we're conversing and what a "shame" it is I'm on a cold ski lift. I start laughing immediately and end the conversation with a well deserved TOUCHE for the wife
post #33 of 59
Thread Starter 
I once called my fiance from the summit during some awesome early season skiing and told her how nice it was. She wasn't pleased. The Instructor I was with gave me some wise advice, to just call and say "It's OK, but it would be so much better if you were here with me." Never tell her how great it is and what a great time you're having
post #34 of 59
Before cell phones. Many years ago, phones had to be conected to wires or they did not work. I went deer hunting on a friend's parents property. His parents owned the local phone company. All the deer stands had a phone with wires running through the woods to each phone. You had to be careful walking throught the woods because you could trip on all these wires. :

My friend brings me over to a tree stand and says now when you shoot the deer just call the camp number and they come down with a pickup truck to pick up the deer. I thought he was joking but he was serious. I could not believe this. This was not the kind of hunting I was use to where you walked 4 miles in and had to haul the deer 4 miles out by yourself.

So I am there at the tree stand and about 2 hours later I hear a shot on the next ridge over. A little later my phone on the tree rings. Its my friend and he wants me to come over to help him with his deer.

I guess this gave me some idea of what the future had in store for me with cell phones. :
post #35 of 59
Cell phones on the slopes are like the gays.

"They're here, they're queer, get used to it!"
post #36 of 59
I haven't been epicskiing in a while.. thought I'd chime in on this one...

March, just a few months ago, but worlds away from today's sun-baked, 90 degrees I pulled my cell out just as the tram at Jay Peak was pulling into its summit station with me and a skiing buddy on it ready to hit the trees for some fresh snow. Yes I called our friend at work just to rub it in (bastard that I am). He didn't answer so we left an obnoxious message. Had a great run all the way out to the edge of Beyond Beaver Pond Glades and had just taken my skis off to get in line for the Tram when my phone rings. My stuck at work friend had good timing in calling back.

Here is an example of good on mountain cell phone time management. Season before last my sone and I were skiing at Okemo and decided to take a private lesson together. I was able to book it and pay for it using my cell while on a lift, eliminating the need to go into the lodge. We kept skiing and were able to meet our instructor at the appointed time and place without giving up an inch of vertical.
post #37 of 59

cell phone and spouses

I use a cell phone all the time on the mountains. I like to stay connected to my family and to work.

skimangojazz is right - never ever call your spouse and tell her you are having a great time. I tried that once - and she went on a rant about
how she is having a tough time looking after the kids .. yada - yada - yada.

so now - i just call, enquire how she is doing and tell her how much i am
looking forward to getting back home (or to the lodge).

I love listening in on other cell phone conversations - especially if they are talking to their spouse. once or twice i have been in the middle of a full blown eruption on the chair lift. it feels good to know that i have company.
post #38 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by tief schnee
When my home Mt had a Gondy cellphones used to really get my goat.

I wont get into that so much as tell my somewhat amusing story.


As some friends and I were riding up the gondy we were talking about the snow, where would be good today.... A couple of minutes into the ride a guy in a fartbag(one piece sequined Bogner) whips out his cell and starts practicaly yelling into it, not to mention our ears. He procededs to have a completely inane conversation about his new Corvette, his Rolex, yada, yada, yada...

My friend, an atractive blond, asked him to turn it down a notch or two. "No, I'm not getting good reception.",he answered. "Maybe its the sequines.", she replied,"Or from the sound of all that compinsating you doing maybe you just need a bigger antena."


He tried to come back with something whitty, but the whole gondy was laughing so hard he just hung his head.
Last edited by tief schnee : June 2nd, 2005 at 03:23 PM. Reason: spelling
Sorry guys- the funniest and best cell phone story is that the post quoted above was edited for spelling!!!
post #39 of 59
dp

And your point is?
post #40 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by paul jones
dp

And your point is?
"compinsating" "antena" "whitty"

and then there is grammer!
post #41 of 59
I've never experienced a funny situation being on the hill with a phone myself. Funniest was when last year, being at home, a friend videophoned me. He was completely out of himself. He and another friend had just dropped in a very steep chute at my home mountain, and looking down, they could only see a big drop (its about 60m at that place, but one can see nothing from above). So he called me up asking me as I know the region better than him (and by that time being one of the few 3G phone holders) what to do. It took myself 2 min to figure what chute he was in. (actually there is a fence so you should not drop in there, but they had looked at the marvellous pow and couldn't resist) However after I knew, where they were (from climbing there in summer), I couldn't stop laughing. They had no crampons, so it was impossible to go up again, and down was impossible. They were trapped for 4 hours untill friends came with climbing equipment and ropes to get them out there. (the field has no mountain security)

Phoning them up 2 hours later, their faces were still pale, it was clearly visible on the grumpy image on the mobile phone, I phoned all my friends to give those two guys a call to have a little laugh. I think now they have a lot more respect for unknown chutes. UMTS phones are definitely a nice thing on a mountain.

I would have loved to pay them a visit on the mountain, but 5 weeks before I had gotten a new ACL and some meniscus fixes, their situation made my injury feel better, at least.
post #42 of 59
skier j,

Oh yeah, I saw that!
post #43 of 59
Quote:
"compinsating" "antena" "whitty"

and then there is grammer!
Don't forget the punctuation.
What is this, abuse the dyslexic.
post #44 of 59
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tief schnee
Don't forget the punctuation.
What is this, abuse the dyslexic.
LOL, yes they are picking on you aren't they? Must be the skiing DT's shaking them up.
post #45 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by skier_j
"compinsating" "antena" "whitty"

and then there is grammer!
Yeeps!!

I mispelled grammar!
post #46 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by skier_j
Yeeps!!

I mispelled grammar!
Way to go, BABE.

Add to list of words:
practicaly
procededs
atractive blond
sequines

I noticed Corvette and Rolex were spelled right. Must be a Hahvahd Man.
post #47 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonni
I noticed Corvette and Rolex were spelled right. Must be a Hahvahd Man.
I don't know, Bonni- I was on the faculty there for 5 years, and they don't pay enough to be able to afford even a Yugo or a Timex.:
post #48 of 59
My favorite was watching a friend go through cell phone withdrawal because the card ran out on the phone she rented in Switzerland and we couldn't buy more minutes in France. Oh my God! people survive without a phone!?
post #49 of 59
Here is a funny cell phone story that could save you big bucks on your cell phone taxes. Click on the chart and compare states. :

http://www.forbes.com/technology/200...cellphone.html
post #50 of 59
I'll tell you what's worse than the damn phones, these godawful Paris Hilton wannabe "Sidekicks"!

As if the conversations weren't annoying enough, now we're subjected to email on the lifts? Get a life folks, if it can't wait until the lifts stop turning, then you need to just stay home and work.
post #51 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by dp
I don't know, Bonni- I was on the faculty there for 5 years, and they don't pay enough to be able to afford even a Yugo or a Timex.:
Yet, Harvard is the Richest School.

Forty-seven U.S. colleges and universities now have endowments of $1 billion or more, compared to 17 a decade ago, according to the National Association of College and University Business Officers. Harvard alone has $22 billion, nearly $10 billion more than No. 2 Yale.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7887394/
post #52 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by dp
I don't know, Bonni- I was on the faculty there for 5 years, and they don't pay enough to be able to afford even a Yugo or a Timex.:
She wasn't talking about the employees!
post #53 of 59
That's the problem with "private" schools. It costs an arm and a leg to attend the school and the staff gets paid with peanuts.

I used to teach at private schools. They were both residential schools so they expected even more out of staff than day schools do. We had to work nights and some weekends (with no additional pay). My first job in 1983 was at a Residential School for Children with Learning Disabilities. Being a very naive first year teacher, right out of college, I thought the $6,300 with room and board that they offered me was great, with out room and board it went up to $7,300. My public school counterparts were making $19,000 minimum. The saddest part of the whole thing is that the school got $37,000 for each student (even back then) and there were 120 students. We were expected to work one 7am to 11pm shift a week and one full weekend 7am Friday-11pm Sunday a week and we were expected to work the summer as well. Needless to say, I didn't stay there long.

The other residential school, while it payed better than that, in 1989 I was making $20,000, it also included weekends and evening shifts as well as summer. I left that school and went to a public school. No weekends, no evenings, no summer...better benefits and close to 1 1/2 times the pay.

Not to say that public school teachers make enough, but they do make more than private school teachers.

Teaching used to be a highly respected profession. It was when I went into it. I've been teaching for a long time now...to leave teaching would be a setback for me, but...the respect and the relatively low pay (for what is required and the continuous course work we must do) is not attracting new teachers.
post #54 of 59
Thread Starter 
Someone spells some words wrong, words fly, Harvard is brought up, thread becomes about how teachers are underpaid and mistreated.

Hijacked!
post #55 of 59
And nobody said a word about ecarver's tale.

Ecarver, your's is the best one so far.

There have to be more cell phone stories than this. Surely more spelling errors are waiting!
post #56 of 59
There goes SMJ again, moaning that conversations don't run in straight lines and stay on topic. The heat is getting to me. Where's your open mind, dear heart?
post #57 of 59
I have nothing like extremecarver. That's a funny one but the phone saved those guys asses!

In 1994 perhaps on the day local boy Tommy Moe won the Olympic gold in downhill or maybe the day after, I was at Big Mountain riding the "high speed quad". The guy whose chair I jumped on pulled a phone out and started talking! Of course I had heard of cellphones but never saw one before except Terry a legendary DC motorcycle/car courier who used to have one of those suitcase type phones. My lift mate said "I'm on the 'high speed quad' at Big Mountain, get the plans from my desk drawer, etc.". Boy did I feel special just to be there on the "high speed quad" at Big Mountain with this big shot from Seattle!

Oddly, that was the only time I've been on the same chair with a cellphone user.
post #58 of 59
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonni
There goes SMJ again, moaning that conversations don't run in straight lines and stay on topic. The heat is getting to me. Where's your open mind, dear heart?
At least I don't make fun of people for spelling errors. Now where is that Ignore button?
post #59 of 59
Play nice....the heat is getting to all of us!

Hey, got a new camera phone. My neice was playing around with it the other day and set my phone to play "the clarinet polka" and to vibrate when it rang. We went to the flea market today. She called me. All of a sudden the phone started shaking in my bag and blasting out a polka...was I embarrassed.
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