Originally Posted by bklyntrayc
And this gem:
Originally Posted by PhysicsMan
Anyway, I wound up with a big tip, but was overjoyed never to run into them again.
Good thing they couldn't read your minds, otherwise you'd have missed out on a great tip. Do you think you're tuned in to helping people enjoy their days on the slopes?
I have zero interest in associating with someone who either truly is a criminal, or who at minimum makes every attempt (ie, actions, language, clothing) to look like one. This guy wasn't some inner-city kid playing around looking tough - we get busloads of those. This guy was a seriously mean acting, mean looking SOB, and was much harsher to his girlfriend than I indicated in my previous post (I was trying to keep it light and humorous, in line with this thread). To be honest, from the tone he used with her, I would bet you that he regularly abused her.
While I joked around earlier in the thread about why I got this particular lesson, I think that the real reason was exactly the same as why Lonnie was assigned his lesson. Namely, I seem to be able to get along with a wide variety of guests, put a smile on their faces, and get them skiing. Many other pros can do this, but some clearly can not.
I stand by my original statement that I really did not and do not perfer to be around people like this. OTOH, I will be professional, helpful, enthusiastic and courteous when I am giving someone like him a lesson, and yes, if he was happy enough with the service I rendered to offer a tip, I will take it.
Tom / PM