Some skiers can be careless, rude

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 9:22 AM

Cherie H. Gilmore, Contributed


In response to the letter of Dec. 16 (Snowboarders have anin-your-face attitude), I offer a few thoughts. The writer states thatyoung 16-25 year old men don't possess consideration or judgment and arebasically a bane upon the earth. Really? What a sad life the writermust lead. I know any number of young men in that age group, my son andhis friends among others, who are thoughtful, kind, non-judgmental people.And they're fun to talk to. They make me think. They perhapsaren't looking for specific demographic groups to behave in predetermined waysor they might assume all old men to be grumpy, hateful spewers of vitriol.

Regarding snowboarders on slopes, I too have had a badencounter involving a skier and a boarder. At the time, my son was on hissnowboard just ahead of me. From out of nowhere, a grown man on skis cameflying onto the run, crashing into my son. Fearing my son dead, noappropriate words came to mind for the skier. He, incidentally, outweighed myson by a good 100 pounds. Did he stop to offer assistance?Apologies? You jest. Know who did stop to check on my groggyson? Snowboarders.

Cherie H. Gilmore


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