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post #61 of 70
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I have to admit (proudly) I am one of those people who will talk to anyone. I always say good morning/hello to the folks on the chair with me. I just think it's polite and I am genuinely interested in others; where they are from, where they are skiing and such. Those that don't respond, I don't pursue but to me its all part of the skiing experience.
Absolutely! I'm a social person and around here the hills are small enough that you'll probably run into lift-mates again during the day- which is when I act like they're an old friend or something. Most people are in the best moods ever while skiing so I try to be as cordial and friendly as I can possibly be- it's more fun that way! When you include others in your fun, it makes it a better day for all! Besides, you never know who you're riding the chair with until you start talking!
post #62 of 70
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
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I have to admit (proudly) I am one of those people who will talk to anyone. I always say good morning/hello to the folks on the chair with me. I just think it's polite and I am genuinely interested in others; where they are from, where they are skiing and such. Those that don't respond, I don't pursue but to me its all part of the skiing experience.
X3, and it annoys the heck out of Mr TC, who likes to keep to himself.
post #63 of 70
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Originally Posted by DoWork View Post
^Post of the thread. This is exaclty how I feel about it when people talk or use a cell phone. It doesn't bother me in the least. When people get all "How dare you use a cell phone in my presence!" I wonder why... Should this stranger be concerned how you feel about their every motion and action while in their proximity? I don't believe I'm full enough of myself to feel that way. Carry on with your life and if you must- your cell phone conversations.
I agree as well....and I would like to add, that those who are so vehemently opposed to cell phone use on the slopes/chair, ya'll make it sound like those using it are doing so 100% of the time they are there! Is it annoying when the conversation is going on and on and the person is yelling...yes absolutely, but that would hold true even if they were not on the phone.
post #64 of 70
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X3, and it annoys the heck out of Mr TC, who likes to keep to himself.

Heh heh...I tend to keep to myself as well...but it does feel a little forced and weird at times

Just as bad is when you get a good interesting conversation going, and then have to abruptly end it because the chair ride is over
post #65 of 70
To futher hijack this thread, the charilift is an interesting social dynamic. If you are skiing single, you might get on a lift with three people skiing together with an established history and agenda, Your mission it to either join that group for the next several minutes, or mind your own business. Most of the time, a conversation starter like "great day" or "I hope the sun comes out this afternoon" gets you in. But rarely a group is clearly discussing meeting up somewhere or other plans, and you can just tell its probably time to just enjoy the scenery.

So far, I have never been on a chairlift with someone who thought the social norm was the same as an office elevator. Far be it from me to chat up someone who is clearly into a quiet ride, and those happen from time to time.

Anyway, its interesting how inside of a minute or two you will establish a bond with a complete stranger and either have a conversation, and perhaps ski with them a while, or form that invisible wall. I often wonder about those of you who choose instesd to scold the person for lowering the safety bar. That has to be a fun ride.
post #66 of 70
good post. I have been on lifts where you can tell the person isn't a chatter and I will respect that. Some times it's snowing and so beautiful, you get mezmorized and don't want to talk. Interesting about the group on the quad thing. very true, I say hello but don't want to bust in on the buzz.
post #67 of 70
More often than not I am brought into a conversation with questions about my gear....the helmet is quite a popular topic as you might imagine.
post #68 of 70
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More often than not I am brought into a conversation with questions about my gear....the helmet is quite a popular topic as you might imagine.
Funny that RR should mention helmets in this thread because it has elicited the same visceral reactions as the helmet threads do.

Common sense and common courtesy are the simple answers to this issue. But wait...what counts as common courtesy these days. Common sense is now just the name of a phamlet by Thomas Paine.
post #69 of 70
My retro-sticks sometimes draw comments from folks I'm riding with. A couple of times is was instructors telling me how I would die next time I fell with my old bindings.
post #70 of 70

The appropriate action when someone on a lift with you starts a phone conversation with work or with a significant other is loud, passionate moaning.

But what is the appropriate response when someone decides to have a cell phone conversation in the choke of a steep chute (Keyhole at Alpine Meadows being my example). Start down sending as much slough as possible in the hopes they'll move? Throw snowballs? Throw rocks?

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