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Yesterday, I went up Whistler for my first snowboarding session of the season. Hooray. Except, before I could do that...

I walked up to the gondola entrance, stepped into the gate, and... nothing. After several attempts, I pulled my pass out of my arm pocket to press it against the sensor, and realized it was my Cypress pass. Argh! So, back home, grab the right pass, go back to the line-up.

Today, I made triple-sure I had the right pass. Even had the wife eyeball it. Got to the village, went to zip up my jacket... it was missing one of the zipper sliders. Sigh. Back home I go, grab my other jacket, go back to the line-up.

At this point, I'm not even enraged any more. I've gone beyond that to fatalistic despair.

Post-script: After a morning of riding, I went back home, checked the jacket before calling Volcom to check on warranty, and found the second zipper slider wedged up at the top of the zipper, under the collar flap.

Now I'm back to enraged.

This is obviously a sign, but of what I don't know. I'm an idiot? I shouldn't be allowed out without an escort? Seems reasonable, given the evidence.

So who else has head-slapping moments (that they'll admit to)?
 

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Those are the kind of days when you just go home cut your losses and try again another day before something else goes wrong lol
 

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Lay off the pot man.

I've definitely done shit like that tho...Drive up to the hill, find out in the parking lot I forgot my jacket with my pass attached to it. Driving early for first tracks and halfway there somehow realize I forgot my boots. I've had the zipper thing happen but I guess I don't give up so easy before checking it's usual path lol.
 

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Most of my days tend to resemble what you've described. "Murphy" musta been an uncle of mine or sumpthin. 😂

My biggest D-OOOH moment tho was when I got half way to the hill before I realized I didn't have MY SNOWBOARD FFS!!
🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️. And at the time I traveled with it propped on the passenger seat. So I really shoulda noticed sooner. 🙄

(...and I was 7-8 years younger than I am now. So early 50's?) 🤷‍♂️

Yeah,... hmnnn, guess that only leaves "Idiot" to explain it. LoL! 😉
 

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Last season at my local hill I lost my car keys on the mountain. Walked the whole last run top to bottom. Wound up having to take an Uber home. I came back the next day with my spare key to pick up the car and found my keys in the cup holder. I had locked the car before I finished getting my gear on and forgot about the keys!
 

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I managed to get to a resort 5ish hours from my house (on the way during a trip to Seattle) without my boot bag which had my boots, pants, coat, mittens, goggles, basically everything in it.

Couple weeks ago my son wanted to grab something out of the car, so I have him the keys and didn't zip the pocket back up. Wallet fell out, thankfully as I was getting on the lift and the lifty knows me so gave it to me my next time through.

Agreed, don't smoke weed...

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Waiting for the Alzheimer's to kick in so I don't remember what an idiot does. Which reminds me, I need to find a hitman and take a contract out on myself. So the day I forget to call and tell him "I'm good...not yet" will be the day "Just shoot me meow"...I think its a brilliant plan....now where my damm cell phone?
 

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If it wasn't a powder day I definitely would have written the whole day off the first time and if anyone asked I would have said I didn't get out of bed all day.
 

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Two hour drive....to go on a four night backpacking trip........got off work early........drove/hiked/drank.....to stash some water......(on the route/drought year).....back to camp/starting point.........proceed to drink/pack..........darkness descends.....realize I got no headlamp........
 

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Waiting for the Alzheimer's to kick in so I don't remember what an idiot does. Which reminds me, I need to find a hitman and take a contract out on myself. So the day I forget to call and tell him "I'm good...not yet" will be the day "Just shoot me meow"...I think its a brilliant plan....now where my damm cell phone?
that will make early/late season more fun...did I already do all three trails? I don’t remember, better do them again ;)
 

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First time this year, second in line for tickets, I remember my wallet pocket zipper likes to jam. Can't get it open. I let the guy behind me go. Still can't get it open. Line is pretty big now, so I follow the guy I let go, ask for some scissors, and stab/rip/cut by pocket open. Oh well, still have 3.
 

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went splitboarding last year, partner & I drive up into mountains almost to trailhead when I realize I forgot my skins. I call wife and ask her to meet me halfway. We turn around drive back to the western edge of Mordor to meet her. She is on an overpass and we meet and I get the skins. Drive back up into mountains and almost to trailhead and I realize I forgot my bindings as well !!

Partner is PISSED. I wanted him to be able to salvage the day, so I hike the skin track with him while he is skinning it and am floating pretty well in my regular hiking boots, not ruining the skin track at all (skin track was also the exit route for all skiers/riders, so it's very packed). I end up making it all the way to timberline and just film partner as he does hot-laps. At end of the day, I jog down the trail trying not to post-hole. Overall I salvaged it pretty well considering, but, wow, what a senior moment
 

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Damn... upon reading what some of the rest of you "idiots" have done...? 😶😉

I suddenly feel MUCH better about all my senior moments! 😉😂👍🏻
 

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I did have a wtf day last year that actually became one of the best days of the year.

Start it off by saying I don't use credit cards much and often just carry cash. The Boy and I were heading out to ride one morning when my wife says 'I'm not going anywhere, take my car'. Sure, I say. Then heading up the road I see she's low on gas. No big deal, I have more than enough cash for the day, I'll fill it up leaving the mountain. Get to the mountain, I forgot my boots. Shit. Round trip to go back would be 1-1/2 hours. Shit. Guess I'll rent. Doing math for lunches and gas and rental I'm still fine. So we ride.

Well thanks to a rain/freeze event the snow was horrible. It was like riding a giant bowling ball. Meh, it's still better than not riding, but we decided it's a great day to eat lunch at the mid-mountain lodge for something different. Turns out it's sit down dining. Which means more spendy than the cafe. And tipping. And I don't ever skimp tipping. Doing the math again in my head real quick I figure fuck it, I'll just have a beer for lunch.

Well the server was awesome. Friendly, fun. She did up the best chocolate milk evar for The Boy. Chocolate syrup swirls, Whipped cream, shaved chocolate on top. He's stoked. Comes time for the order and he can't decide between a burger or chicken fingers. Back and forth. 'Can I get both?' No, son. Pick one. He gets a burger. She asks me- I point to my beer. 'I'm all set, thanks.' Well the views were great, we were happy. It was a good lunch.

Now I'm not sure if she felt bad, or wanted to make a kid happy, or if this is really how it happened; but halfway through our meal she came by with a small plate of three huge chicken fingers and said, 'Chef made extra for another order, would you like these?' Don't know and don't really care why, it was an awesome thing for her to do. That just made the day.

So long story longer, I gave her a huge tip, put like $5 gas in the wife's car to get home, and still smile about that shitty day.
 

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I left my jacket pocket open and dropped my phone on a run once. I managed to retrace my tracks and found the phone after a few runs.

There's a nice little slash on my case from where someone ran it over. I was so stoked I found it. My case had my credit card and license!
 

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I lost my white phone in the backcountry once. Somehow, my friend found it the very next run siting on the edge of a tree well. Such gratitude.

Later that season, I hip checked a tree and smashed that phone into powder. Ah well.

I think I've forgotten everything important over the years. Now I do a stupid checklist every time to support my rage-free lifestyle. Even still, I forgot my goggles somehow yesterday.
 
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