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Why I Owe Nobody an Apology

post #1 of 21
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So I've now blown off our friend Mr Nobody twice. Allow me to explain.

I've got this friend. More ex-colleague than friend. Always getting people to do stuff for him, one of those guys who always wants something from you. Every year or so he calls me up. "I'm at Madesimo. Let's do the Canalone (signature offpiste run at my hill) together."

So I inevitably have to wait to meet up and wait for his sorry ass as he makes his way down. At a certain point, I realized it wasn't that he was interested in my company per se, he's just afraid to ski the run alone.

Anyway, the guy has a name a lot like "Nobody", in fact it starts with "Nob," which may be fitting. Two weeks ago, on a powder day no less, my cell rings, and the contact info says it's "Nob" calling. F*** that, I don't answer. I send "Nob" a "skiing the powder" message and leave it at that.

Unfortunately, turns out the call was not from annoying, favor-grubbing "Nob", but from our very own Mr Nobody, whose name I had stupidly abbreviated in my cell contact list as "Nob".

Fortunately Mr Nobody, being an affable guy, had struck up a conversation with a friend of mine in the tram dock and we ended up hooking up for some pow turns.

So last Friday, favor-grubbing "Nob" (not our Mr Nobody) calls me up because, you got it, he wants something. Help with his resume' no less. I, stupidly, agree to give him a hand, and mention I won't be going up to the hill for the weekend due to a funeral.

Saturday morning, my cellphone rings. It's "Nob". Hung over, depressed-to-not-be skiing and, yes, just-not-terribly-bright Prickly still hasn't figured this out. Thinks it's needy, favor-grubbing "Nob" bugging him on a day in which he's already mentioned he was busy with a funeral, doesn't answer.

After a couple PMs today, Prickly realizes, again, his error. Hmm, maybe worth writing out Nobody's name in full in contact list (done).

And as a post-script, I took a look at favor-grubbing Nob's resume', made some suggestions, and sent it off. His response: "Thanks. Please send the new version to my assistant."
post #2 of 21
Mr Pickly, no apology is or was necessary, but the story as you tell it is very entertaining, I am laughing as I type.
BTW, when I got your text message last sat about "queuing for powder" I couldn't but laugh at the famous saying...
I'll try to post a TR of this past week end as soon as I'll manage to have all the pics and videos available on my PC.
But, yes, I still suck at taking pictures (and with videos the "suckness" is even worse, especially in the one where I ski!!!!).
post #3 of 21
So what does Prickly come up as in Nobody's phone?

Prick?
post #4 of 21
Thread Starter 
Ha!
post #5 of 21
And, "affable" is not really how Mrs. Nobody thinks of yours truly here when I start to chat with people around me...
I'm a really shy person...there are few occasion when I do overcome my shyness, though.
A pair of skis strapped to my feet is one of those...

And, a tons of thanks for those pow runs!!!!
Looking forward to some more repeats!
post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by dumpy View Post
So what does Prickly come up as in Nobody's phone?

Prick?
Absolutely not!
Still, last time I used the "voice command" to call up Mr. Prickly phone number and talk to him....


The bloody phone called Mrs. Nobody gynecologist!!!
post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
It's a given. And now that favor-grubbing Nob is off my speed dial, there's no stopping me...
post #8 of 21
And, I sent you texts (this sat evening) using the back up phone, which you don't have an entry for.
This may have added up to the confusion...
post #9 of 21
WHy are you positng your personal squabbles on a public internet forum? Seems like a pretty lowlife thing to do....
post #10 of 21
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WHy are you positng your personal squabbles on a public internet forum? Seems like a pretty lowlife thing to do....
--It's good to hear the bears are skiing powder in Italy

--It beats arguing about safety bars
post #11 of 21
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WHy are you positng your personal squabbles on a public internet forum? Seems like a pretty lowlife thing to do....
Ya must be new to this whole interweb box thingy
post #12 of 21
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WHy are you positng your personal squabbles on a public internet forum? Seems like a pretty lowlife thing to do....
Well, a) I'm a pretty lowlife guy, ask anyone; and b) the story was intended to be mirthful (though true). You say no?
post #13 of 21
Funny
post #14 of 21
Thanks for posting this, I got some good laughs out of it. I'd bet all y'all are good fun to ski with.
post #15 of 21
and the stereotype of crazy italians is once again perpetuated!



Prickly, curious as to why you wrote your buddy's resume when he had an assistant (isn't that what they're supposed to do?...also if you have an assistant, why the hell do you need a resume...unless everybody in Italy has an assistant--I wouldn't know, I haven't ventured to your fair country yet).

double -

that was an entertaining story, nontheless.

oh yeah, for what it's worth, i put people's online aliases as their entry in my phone, but them () their real name behind it and usually which message board they are affiliated with.

example: Dunderhead (Jonny - TGR) *


* names are fictional and any similarity to actual living or dead individuals is purely coincidental.
post #16 of 21

Italian

Prickly and Nobody.
Great Italian Soap Opera, LOL
Jealous though haven't had any freshies in over 2 weeks.
post #17 of 21
mrzinwin, as you see, all others have found the story funny and entertaining...
See, it aren't "personal squabbles" rather it is an entertaining story, I am part of it and find the way it has been told very entertaining, as result, I have had a very good laugh out of it.
I wish I had Mr. Prickly knack with words!
The fact that Mr. Prickly has had the idea to share it with "da bears" and with whomever happens to want to, is spot on with the scope, to bring a smile on people's face and to make 'em dream about powder!

The idea about putting real names and their aliases in the phone book entry is sound.

As for the "Crazy Italians"...wait till I've time to write what happened on Sunday morning at the tram station (Mr. Prickly may have already seen that, but it was my first time...ever) :
"The 150 mooing bisons' charge"


P.S. I don't have an assistant...I'm a lowly employee...

Anyone who intends to come here, let us know, we'll be very glad to ski with you!
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by dumpy View Post
So what does Prickly come up as in Nobody's phone?

Prick?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nobody View Post
Absolutely not!
Still, last time I used the "voice command" to call up Mr. Prickly phone number and talk to him....


The bloody phone called Mrs. Nobody gynecologist!!!
As Funny as the OP was, this is the rim shot!!!
post #19 of 21
Glad to have been of help, ma'am
post #20 of 21
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by newfydog View Post
--It's good to hear the bears are skiing powder in Italy


Some vid. It's from last year, as I haven't mobilized to bring a camera with me when skiing yet this season. But whatever.
post #21 of 21
HA! I've got Paul Jones as an emergency contact in my phone so his stuff shows up before other calls and texts because simply enough, if Paul Jones is calling me, there IS some sort of pow emergency!
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