Was on last week in MI with a soccer mom, of all people!
She was complaining about how the beginner hill was apparently too steep for her kids. I said it looked fine and she started bitching at me for saying something "unsafe
" about her kids. It got annoying. Too annoying. So about halfway up the lift I started strapping in so I'd be able to get away from her quickly when we got off, and of course, she started bitching at me even more. "Oh my gosh! It's unsafe
to do that on the chairlift!" I didn't bring my board up on the lift or anything (which could've made it dangerous for her); I just stayed in position, held the back bar with my right hand and worked the ratchets with my left hand.
Still she bitched at me but I got away and luckily didn't come across her for the rest of the day. The other people I spoke with on the lift there were quite nice.