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Old 02-28-2011, 08:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, I went riding both yesterday and today. Yesterday I drove, today I took the bus.

Yesterday it snowed like stink all day (that's a good thing) but buried my car in the parking lot (that's a bad thing). There was so much snow around my car by the time I wanted to leave that I couldn't get traction to get out of the parking spot. So at one point I got out of the car to try to clear the tires. Turns out my car locks the doors automatically... Tried to open the door and yep, locked. Cel's in the car, wallet's in the car, COAT is in the car, car is running. I loudly reviewed over half of the nine billion names of god and went to guest services to call BCAA. Well, of course yesterday was carnage everywhere so BCAA couldn't get there in less than an hour (frankly I'm impressed they'll even come to the Mt Seymour parking lot). So I watched my car burn gas for an hour and watched the road crew plow around it with HUGE plowing machines for an hour.

Anyway, the BCAA guy came, unlocked the door, and hauled my car out of the parking spot in no time. I have to write them a letter telling them if I ever think of cancelling my membership they have permission to come to my house and slap me upside the head.

So today, get to the mountain and guess what, Mystery chair is dead. That's more of an irritation because it's kind of a general fuck-you from god to everyone rather than a specific fuck-me. Had a pretty good day anyway. But at the end of the day I locked my board on the rack, got some water, got some rest. Went back to get my board 10 minutes before the bus was supposed to leave and oh, look, the lock has seized. I actually broke one key trying to get it unlocked. I ended up pulling out my screwdriver, took one of my bindings off and slipped the board out. SOMEHOW I managed to get this done before the bus left. Oh yeah, I also finished reviewed the nine-billion names. Loudly.

Interestingly no-one challenged me while I was taking apart the board. But I'm scared to go to the mountain now. I appear to be habitually fucked. Do these things come in threes?
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Rough day,
when ever and ALWAYS if I get out of my car with it running I crack the window down about an inch or so. That way I can reach in or coat hanger the door open. I always do this!!!!

I also broke a lock with my board locked up. I too took a screw driver and removed the high back, got it all undone, then proceeded to put it back together. Not one person said boo. My base plates have a cover so no one can see my screws, angles etc. So if challenged I could easily confirm it's my board as the base plates are not original and a thief wouldn't know that. Still unsettling anyone could have gotten my board without being asked "hey is that yours"....

I hope you next outing is better
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So, I went riding both yesterday and today. Yesterday I drove, today I took the bus.

Yesterday it snowed like stink all day (that's a good thing) but buried my car in the parking lot (that's a bad thing). There was so much snow around my car by the time I wanted to leave that I couldn't get traction to get out of the parking spot. So at one point I got out of the car to try to clear the tires. Turns out my car locks the doors automatically... Tried to open the door and yep, locked. Cel's in the car, wallet's in the car, COAT is in the car, car is running. I loudly reviewed over half of the nine billion names of god and went to guest services to call BCAA. Well, of course yesterday was carnage everywhere so BCAA couldn't get there in less than an hour (frankly I'm impressed they'll even come to the Mt Seymour parking lot). So I watched my car burn gas for an hour and watched the road crew plow around it with HUGE plowing machines for an hour.

Anyway, the BCAA guy came, unlocked the door, and hauled my car out of the parking spot in no time. I have to write them a letter telling them if I ever think of cancelling my membership they have permission to come to my house and slap me upside the head.

So today, get to the mountain and guess what, Mystery chair is dead. That's more of an irritation because it's kind of a general fuck-you from god to everyone rather than a specific fuck-me. Had a pretty good day anyway. But at the end of the day I locked my board on the rack, got some water, got some rest. Went back to get my board 10 minutes before the bus was supposed to leave and oh, look, the lock has seized. I actually broke one key trying to get it unlocked. I ended up pulling out my screwdriver, took one of my bindings off and slipped the board out. SOMEHOW I managed to get this done before the bus left. Oh yeah, I also finished reviewed the nine-billion names. Loudly.

Interestingly no-one challenged me while I was taking apart the board. But I'm scared to go to the mountain now. I appear to be habitually fucked. Do these things come in threes?
I believe that there are many that live the life you had for 2 days, everyday of the week. I personally, can tell you that something along the lines of what you dealt with is , basically how my life is almost all the time.

meanwhile, I watch complete slackers and drooling idiots function through life far better than I, without so much as a scratch from the fates on the day to day basis.

I truly believe there is a scale from 1-10. I'm on the shit end of the scale unfortunately, but not so far to the left that it will cause me to be placed in a home, talking to imaginary spiders named bob (yet)
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be afraid... and yeah people usually don't like to confront people even if they think they are stealing... there was a documentary where a guy asked the dude 'stealing' the bike and the guy admits he's stealing it and asks the guy if he knows who's it is? And still no one tries to stop him lol.
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there was a documentary where a guy asked the dude 'stealing' the bike and the guy admits he's stealing it and asks the guy if he knows who's it is? And still no one tries to stop him lol.
I've seen that. There is actually a lot of research on this in psychology. It's called the bystander effect. The main idea is that in crowded places people presume that someone else will stop the guy out if he's stealing the bike and that since no one else is stopping him, there's no reason to stop him. It's actually better to have fewer people around when you are in trouble because the people are less likely to assume that someone else will call 911 or help.
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Rough day,
when ever and ALWAYS if I get out of my car with it running I crack the window down about an inch or so. That way I can reach in or coat hanger the door open. I always do this!!!!
Yeah, I'll be doing that in the future. That's actually how the BCAA guy opened the vehicle. He had a long stick, pushed it through the frame, hit the window down button, bada-bing bada-boom.
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