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Old 05-09-2011, 10:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I was at A-Basin yesterday with the girlfriend. We pulled up at about 11 and we were having the obligatory few beers and safety meeting in the car while waiting for the cell phone to charge up a few minutes so the car was still running. In front of me, was a dude (skier) changing at the the trunk of his car. After being parked for not more than 3 minutes the guy shoots me a dirty look and starts yelling at me to "turn the car off and put it in park." I'm like, "It is in park!" The guy continues yelling at me, telling me that I need to turn the car off so I don't accidently put it in Drive and, "take him out at the knees." At this point I'm starting to get pissed off but I politely comply without saying anything even though my cell phone was still dead. My girlfriend asks me what that was about and as I was explaining to her that the guy was worried about being crushed while standing behind his car. As soon as I'm done telling my girlfriend this I turn my head forward and I see this guy staring right at me. I give him a WTF look and he starts yelling again that he's not making it up and that, "It happens every year." I was going to be a dick and ask him if he meant that it happens to him every year but I didn't want to add gas to the fire so I just said, "Yeah, I believe it." and let him walk off. Sorry about the rant, but that's the first time someone actually pissed me off that that bad at A-Basin. Even if he had any actual reason to be worried about me putting the car in drive and crushing him, he didn't have to start off screaming like a douche bag. And on top of it all, if this guy is worried about a one in a billion chance freak accident from happening in the parking lot wtf is he doing going skiing? Somebody should tell this guy if he is this worried about fucking up his legs this bad than maybe skiing is not the sport for him. Come to think of it, he did have knee pads on!
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a similar story (non snowboarding related). I was looking for a parking spot at the local Sam's Club and had my windows down with my music up loud. Mind you, I just gotten off the freeway so that is the reason for my music being loud. I didn't think to turn it down. It wasn't absurdly loud or anything though seeing as how I have stock speakers/woofers.

First of all, this old lady was walking in the middle of the parking row pushing her cart. Second, she was pushing her cart at the pace of a snail. I'm following really slow waiting for her to move out of the way when she suddenly stops. She then turns around at me and yells, "TURN THAT NOISE DOWN! IT'S REALLY OBNOXIOUS!". In hindsight, I had plenty of options response-wise. But alas, I simply complied out of my kind respect for the grumpy elderly folk.

Some people are just plain comical this way.
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh A basin when all the assholes turn up. I've dealt with that guys kind before my response is to back up and forward a few times and let them know I can drive then put on some W.A.S.P. fuck like a beast and scream "sorry man can't hear you I'm in the fucking zone". Fuck em dude live your life. I've probably been behind more cars on more days at the basin than him and never once have I been squished. DId have my car rear ended at the gas pump in Silverthorne last year though because some dumbass woman left it in driver on a hill when she went to pump gas.
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you werent drinking or toking it'd be alot easier to tell him to fuck off. Being that you were its probably best that you complied with the maniac.

But really, if I thought that the dude behind me might take me out by the knees I'd probably move outta the way.
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I often have "adults" talk to me as if I'm some idiot kid due to my appearance. I've been into board sports since before puberty, I look young and I frequently wear "board sports clothing," so I understand why they would think that I am, but even if I was a kid, it wouldn't give them the right to speak in a derogatory manner. In this case, I would have obliged, but I would have politely pointed out his approach as well.
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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People fly off the handle for the stupidest shit these days. That was probably the least risky position that guy was in all day.

Also, and I know its not the point, but doesn't your cig lighter still work if the car isn't running? Like if your key is turned to "acc".
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Last week as I was leaving work going down the escalator, some woman had parked herself on the left while talking to her friend on the right. It's not a really big deal except that this escalator is leading to the seabus and sometimes getting or missing the sailing is measured in seconds. People understand this and adhere to the "stand right walk left" rule.

So I said "excuse me", expecting her to move. Nothing. "Excuse me" again, louder. Nothing. So I shrugged and squeezed between her and her friend. No kidding, as I continued down the stairs, she exclaimed loudly after me "EXCUSE ME! WHERE ARE YOUR MANNERS?". So I turned around and said "EXCUSE ME, where are YOURS? Stand right walk left is not difficult. Everyone else has figured it out." It shut her up, thank god. Especially since she had a pretty good view down the rest of the escalator of people all standing on the right

But the point (yeah, like grampa Simpson, I eventually get to the point) is that quite often the people squawking the most loudly about others' behaviour are the most badly behaved of the lot. They're just too oblivious to notice.
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I often have "adults" talk to me as if I'm some idiot kid due to my appearance. I've been into board sports since before puberty, I look young and I frequently wear "board sports clothing," so I understand why they would think that I am, but even if I was a kid, it wouldn't give them the right to speak in a derogatory manner. In this case, I would have obliged, but I would have politely pointed out his approach as well.
Try being nearly 30 and getting called kid all the time. What just because I don't wear Mountain Hardwear and ride a Jones board I"m a kid?
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Try being nearly 30 and getting called kid all the time. What just because I don't wear Mountain Hardwear and ride a Jones board I"m a kid?
Lol, I'll plead the 5th on my age...
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Sorry but there is no way I'm shutting my car off!!! I would go about my business. If he continued to complain, I would have asked him politely to step to the side to change into his gear if he was that afraid of being hit by a parked car.

That is just to funny to reply to, what part of God's great gift was this guy.....
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