|Originally posted by AlexG:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Zacman1987:
The one instructor I took from (4 group lessons last year) was 30something and a good skier. Her problem: she was extremely condescending because of her ability. She knew a lot of the students' families, and got stuck teaching their kids. One of the first things she said to me was "Take off your sunglasses and look at me when you're talking." How do you think that made me feel? For one thing, I really liked those sunglasses (Oakley Straightjackets with orange lenses and flames.) After noticing my lack of attention in class, she said "Mr. Crane, I realize that your athletic prowess may be above the level of this class, but at least TRY to pay attention." Needless to say, I didn't.
HOWEVER, if you signed up for a class below your ability, at least try NOT to demonstrate it to your teacher the way you did. Trust me, if you ever become a teacher - of anything - you will notice that nothing upsets the progress in a class worse than ONE student who is too strong for this class. [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img] There is always something to learn from a good skier, even if this skier is not a perfect teacher.
And if you were suffering from lack of attention to yourself, you should have asked her, "Is there anything I am doing wrong in the way I ski?". Works like a charm. </font>[/quote]I would defintly agree, however, this was the very first time I'd ever seen a ski in the flesh, much less put one on. This is the "Ok class let's put one ski on and slide around on it" class. To the best of my knowledge, I didn't do anything to tick her off, especially considdering that the first thing she did was ask our names. When I gave my name, she spouted with the sunglasses thing. So, I don't even think I had time to tick her off, but you never know.