I'm currently on a trip, staying 5 nights and skiing 4 days in Wausau, Wisconsin. I'm alone, but last year I was here with a girlfriend and had an ok time. I'm at the same property I stayed at before, skiing the same slopes, going out in town for supper and being polite and pleasant. However, I feel fantastically unwelcome from all non-servers at the hill / out in town. WTF?
I'm the kind of guy who says "Thank you" every time I get on a lift. I tip well, I'm polite, I try to engage people in conversation. As of today, I wish I could cut my trip short and go home. Even the skiing has become 'not fun' because all I can think about is being unwanted. I don't get it. It's not like I have purple hair and wear shirts that say "Rape children". I'm clean cut, polite, quiet, and modestly dressed. I don't get it. Any insight?