Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Xterra Lake Tahoe, Pulmonary Embolisms, And People with Sticks Up Their Butts: A Race Report, Backwards

My mom taught me to take the "high road" whenever other people stoop low, insinuating that they are somehow better than I am for whatever incomprehensible reason. And I always do.

Not because I think about "being the better person", but because my brain has a 2-10 minute witty comeback delay. The incident is always over before the comeback is fully formed.

So, to the man lying on a beach chair on the beach in Incline Village next to his fat, bejeweled wife, and bratty kids, who was appalled that coachubby and I should rinse off in his lake post-race, telling us to get a room and oh, by the way, you put your stuff on my beach chair, that was rude, I have something to say other than, "OK, maybe we'll do that next year" or, "It's all yours!" after removing our bags from the chair-in-question:

Maybe if you did an Xterra, it would help loosen up that stick in your ass.
And maybe if your wife did an Xterra, you'd see that you have an extra beach chair; she's currently using one for each cheek.


  1. He must have gone to Duke...!

  2. Woulda loved to have seen the expression on their faces and their responses if you'd said that!!!!! Lol! :) Wish I had faster come-back response time too!

  3. HAHAHA! Good one, Joe!
    Had I said something like that, I'm sure I'd be solely responsible for why the Hyatt would not let Xterra use its beach in the future!

  4. That course is so awesome and Tahoe so friggin' gorgeous it's just too good to let arseholes get to you like that. A simple "Whatever, fatty" would have sufficed. :D

  5. Haha. So true, so true. People who go out of their way to be rude to me or to other people get under my skin!

  6. Yesterday afternoon my daughter was in DC with some friends. They were outside, mind you, by the Washington Monument and in a quirk of fate, both her friend (age 9) and her friend's little sister (age 4) fell down and hurt themselves, both drawing blood. Their mom was trying to tend to two crying, injured children without the benefit of a medical kit and a guy walking by said to her, "Can you please get control of your children?"

    I bet you never knew that an a-hole could get from SoCal to DC that fast, did you?

    What the hell is wrong with people?

  7. I would have been infuriated! I wish all a-hole crimes were committed by just one dude, so the community of the United States could contain him. :)