I ski at Squaw and there are a lot of rude bas------- there who feel that if they can ski, their own opinion is all that is required here, or if their wife is needing to get in line with them, or if their friend is "up there" or whatthefever the reason, they can cut the line. I'm not a large person, but I ski every day and have a very short fuse about this and I am usually the first and only person to something between: "hey, don't even think about it" to "would you please not cut the line" to "no, I don't want to ski, I'm just standing here for the heck of it", or "where are you going?" (my most frequent retort). whatever I say, and whatever the reason they have, what I have noticed is that they try to make me the bad guy, like "it's only one person, you will get there" or "take it easy" or some damn thing to embarrass or belittle me (no pun intended). Now I feel that if I stand in line, sometimes for an hour before the line a-hole shows up and cuts to the front, I have the right to assert my position. I think if you want to ski with your wife and she is a slower skier than you are, wait for her at the back of the line, if you have a friend in the line, move back to him, don't try to bring him forward to you. this is just part of the custom set that makes skiing civilized. so, what do you think about line cutters? what do you do? what do you say? have you ever stomped their ski tip into a flacid pulp of foam and steel? has the situation ever come near to blows? it all sucks because you want to be mellow and have a good time and relax till you load, and just have a blast skiing. So am I the rat for being up-tight or is he or she (yes, females are major offenders, pretty enough to cut,) the jerk. let's have it out now.
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10/24/07 at 8:13pm