Originally Posted by HeluvaSkier
Forrester, I don't really give two sh*ts about your credentials or what degree(s) you might have - at the end of the day you're the one talking about hitting people on the slopes - not me. Don't assume anything about me because I am in college - you're not too far out of school yourself there buddy. Apparently you are pretty self righteous and think you're entitled to that sort of behaviour?
Most people here are a lot more than just skiers. You would be wise to realize that... but since you are out on the snow motoring over everyone in your path; wisdom is something that is in short supply for you.
If you knew more about this forum, you would know that I rarely condescend people - especially based on their ability of the equipment they ride. You however seem to like to shoot off your mouth like the world owes you something; and that agrivates me... especially when it is someone who doesn't have a clue about skiing (trust me - you don't). Who are you to talk? If someone is in your way turn around them - is that too hard for you?
In the perfect world it would be great to run over whoever we wanted and have no consequences for it. If that were the case though people like yourself would be in serious trouble along with all of the parked snowboarders on the hill. Make sure you know what separates you from them.
Age does not breed wisdom, or the superiority to abuse anyone just because they are in your way.
Firstly Greg, you take yourself, and this HOBBY, way too seriously. Secondly, have you ever heard of over-exaggeration? Have you ever used the phrase, "...should be drug into the street and shot."? Did you actually mean it? No, and I didn't really intend to starting running down everyone sitting, whether fallen or otherwise, in the middle of the trail.
You speak of skiing as if understanding it is like understanding the meaning of life. You slide down a hill, with something fixed to your feet, and use friction to change direction/change your intertia. That's it. If you want to get into subjective meanings of skiing, you're in a conversation that you can't win. Much like life, you can say that the purpose in life is to help others while I can take the strict biological purpose and say that it's all about propogating the genetic line. Which of us is correct? We both are. That's the beauty (and the beast) in any subjective interpretation. It's all based on who is doing the perceiving.
And last of all, if you and I had ever done any real interaction before this thread, you would realize that your characterization, while accurate to a point (I mean, who doesn't feel some sense of self-entitlement, we all do it in a matter of degrees), you would have known that while I may say that I would act in such a manner, I would never actually do so. Sure, I may throw some snow on a group of folks stopped mid-trail and let them know it isn't a good place to stop, but I would never risk the injury to myself or someone else over such an insignificant situation.
Lighten up. It's freakin' Monday, I spent all weekend on the slopes and here I find myself in a cubicle, living my "Office Space' hell. I'm sicker than a dog, and I find myself having a cigarette jones for the first time in months. Long story short, I haven't been in the best of moods today.
By the way, what did you mean by, "Most people here are a lot more than just skiers." You mean doctors, lawyers, lovers and fighters, or do you mean they do more, on mountain, than simply ski? If you meant the latter, review my posts. I've never said anything disparaging about boarders.
Behavior, we're not in Britain.