Monday, January 12, 2009

What would you do?

Yesterday we went to the resort to enjoy some skiing. It was a sunny morning and there was at least 7 inches of fresh powder. If you looked in the direction of the sun, you could see tiny snowflakes falling which looked like glitter floating in the air. Perfect day, excellent skiing.

So there we were on the lift going to the top, me with our youngest in the first chair, my hubby with our oldest right behind us. Then we smelled something weird. My son said it smelled like skunk. I noticed the two young guys in front of us had lit up; so now I conclude they aren’t smoking tobacco. The ride to the top takes about 15 minutes (if you’re real lucky) and theses guys smoked the whole time. Finally I said “You two almost done so we can breathe back here…” They nod but proceed to drag for another 3-4 minutes. Needless to say, I’m now fuming myself.

I decided that I was going to approach them when I got off the lift to let them know that if I saw them smoking anywhere on the resort again I would have them removed. So I do, but one guy starts giving me lip. What he didn't know was that he messed with the wrong mother bear! Then I tell him that I’m going to report him now.

Here’s the deal. He and his buddy were smoking either hash or pot, which means they're now under the influence and impaired. This is a family resort and they were on a "novice" mountain where the majority of people are beginners and first timers. So I felt that I needed to intervene so that they did not injure anyone (or themselves).

I don’t care what anyone chooses to do in the privacy of their own home, but when they are on the road or on the water operating a vehicle, on the slopes while skiing or riding, or in the woods while hunting then I will step up and take action against such irresponsible behavior. I hope that you will all muster up that same courage to step in and take action. It could save a life.


  1. Just got a couple of comments from friends that I wanted to share here with all of my blogger buddies... Thanks for the kudos!

    This one is from my friend Amy who has 3 children:
    Hey Lisa! I wanted to let you know that I am enjoying reading your blog :)

    I would have most certainly done the same thing you did. I won't tolerate that stuff around my children, no way, no how. Good for you for doing the right thing!

    This one is from my friend Carrie who has two children:
    Good for you! I hope they got kicked out. It's bad enough they weren't even trying to hide it!

  2. I would have done the same thing. Anybody who is endangering the lives of others needs to be stopped,even if it's not the popular thing to do. Congrats for standing up for yourself and your kids!

  3. Good for you! I would have done the same thing!

    Please don't let my post, or Marley make you think having a dog is always like that - I had a golden retriever as a family dog and the worst thing he ever wrecked was junk mail left on the floor. We got him when I was in kindergarten, (thanks Santa!) and he died when I was a junior in college!

    A puppy was killed today, for no other reason than lack of a family to care for him. I put a link to Jessica's blog post about it - with photos.


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