Turner, I’m calling you out. You wrote a story about UBC Ski and Board heading to Kicking Horse last week and it almost all sounded pretty damn awesome. Shredding: Havin’ a time. Partying: Havin’ a time. Fucking with the Riverhouse: Not so much a time.
Now I could tell you that you lived up to the douchebag reputation of a bunch of frat boys on a ski bus but I’m guessing you aren’t through and through a piece. You just had a rambunctious night and don’t know how to express yourself. It doesn’t define you and I’m sure you will grow out of it. But to write an article bragging about it bewilders me. People can call me out on tons of stuff too. But this is your chance to learn.
To get you all up to date, here is his article ( https://www.newschoolers.com/news/read/UBC-Ski-Board-Kicking-Horse ). It’s a good time story of a bunch of college kids travelling across the province to do what they love, ski, and that they did. Like any self respecting ski bum, they also partied. Sounds like a good time to me. Then there was this :
“We had been at the Riverhouse tavern in Golden. The kind of place that plays heavy metal, has skateboarding paraphernalia on the walls and Pabst on tap. Someone tried to strap into the snowboard bindings tacked up on the ceiling. They ripped out the first one, and the second. Things were looking up for the third when the bouncer appeared and made it very clear that it was time to come down. “
The thing is, The Riverhouse is our local watering hole. As you so well described, it is chill and has a sweet vibe. It is also owned by a really good dude. We call him Soap. When I organized a movie premiere and rail jam at the ski hill, he didn’t hesitate to pay for all the buses up and down to the hill, and wanted no advertising. When we held moustache competitions for fundraisers for cancer, he had no problem matching the donations. When Golden started talking about a new skate park, he offered money and to plan it. He has never charged cover for any band that plays at the Riv because he believes that no one should have to pay to come have a drink with the boys. If you need anything done, he’s there, no question, nothing in return. Just respect. This is the same dude who owns the vintage collector snowboards screwed to the wall that you guys ripped down and bragged about.
Ah, it’s just drunk partying. Yeah sure. Don’t behave, be inappropriate, crawl through the water fountain and pass out in a bush. We all do it. Sometimes we fuck up too. We take something too far. Chances are we break some meaningless thing owned by some faceless corporation. But you don’t know. Sometimes you fuck up a good dudes thing. That’s why you learn from this shit. Learn respect because you never know what’s what and where you are going. Take this as a chance to grow. And most of all, please don’t brag about it on the internet.
I’m not mad. I’m just disappointed. Why are we celebrating this type of thing?
TL;DR: Don't be a douche. Live your life with respect or you might put your foot in your mouth.