Uphill Struggle

, , , | Right | July 15, 2010

(I am providing a guided skiing tour of the mountain.)

Customer: “So, where are we going next?”

Me: “Well, do you see that lift over there?”

Customer: “Yeah.”

Me: “Well, we’re going to head up that one until we reach the top of the mountain, and then–”

Customer: “Are you kidding? It’ll be cold up there, and we’ll just have to ski back down again!”


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Reaching New Heights Of Stupidity

, , , | Right | April 19, 2010

(I am on the beginner chairlift with two of my adult students.)

Customer: “So, when does the mountain close?”

Me: “We stay open until there is no snow left. This year, the guess is late April.”

Customer: “So, it’s open past daylight-savings time?”

Me: “Yes, it is. How is daylight-savings time related to the mountain being open?”

Customer: “Well, with that extra hour of sunlight, the snow must melt extra fast!”


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This Vacation Is All Downhill From Here

, , , , | Right | September 10, 2009

(This is in summer when the customer comes in.)

Customer: “I would like to buy three ski passes for today.”

Me: “Miss, it’s 90 out and the snow melted months ago.”

Customer: “But I thought you guys made it?”


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If At First You Don’t Succeed…

, , | Right | January 26, 2009

(A guest was locked out of their condo, but since they booked through a separate company, I couldn’t let him back in.)

Customer: “So… there’s no way you have a master key that can let me in?”

Me: “No. Our keys don’t work for other company’s units.”

Customer: “But… I have a key. It just doesn’t work.”

Me: “We can’t make new keys for units we don’t manage.”

Customer: “So… if there’s a fire…”

Me: “In that case, you’d want to get OUT of the building.”

Customer: “Right…”

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Our Guests Are Robots, Too

, , | Right | October 27, 2007

Ski Resort Guest: “Hey! You guys really go all out.”

I have a puzzled look on my face.

Ski Resort Guest: “You guys have that robotic bear crossing underneath the lift just as we went over.”

Me: “Sir, we don’t have any robotic bears.”

Ski Resort Guest: “What? You mean that was a real bear?”

Me: “Yes, sir.”

Ski Resort Guest: “Ahhh. We were gonna hike down but I think we’ll just take the lift.”

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