Pocono and Catskill skiers .... your attention please!
If you haven't already met him, you will!
He is unique. He is "sponsored" ... by freakin everyone and .... he will talk your ears off trying to sell you stuff.
Actually he can be a pretty cool guy but the New-Yawk "street hawker" can get to you pretty quick .... and that is part of his "schtick" .... the NY street hustler!
First time I met him was like twenty year ago in the Poconos and he goes out of his way to jump on the lift with me. He has Volkl skis that are done up as Coke bottles and Coke patches on his jacket.
I asked if he worked for Coca-Cola ... nope .... he says that he is sponsored to ski for Coke ... "hey I'm a black guy and I just go to some distributor and chat them up and ask if they will sponsor me and they never say no" ..... they bought him new skis and paid for the logos to be put on and the jacket and all. Wow!
When I started to rep for a company, somehow the Coke thing came up and the factory rep started cracking up .... he used to rep for them but doesn't ..... but still acts like he does but he's so much fun we just let it ride.
Over the years, he shows up, working the crowd and instructors rooms ... gloves ... poles ... jackets ... U name it we got ... in the trunk of his car.
And .... he comes up with some good deals .... and the stuff isn't hot or anything since many of the reps give him the stuff they have left over.
But the ride up the lift .... he chats you up non stop .... like a freakin' machine gun on meth!
"But you can always use gloves" .... but I have three pair .... "Man, three is nothin', you are gonna drop a pair" ...... yadddda yaddda