just for the record all the REAL Texans and Coloradans I know like the banter and don't get upset. Shit if I could remember half the Big Hair jokes my sister in law from Dallas tells. peace and and go play. sj
<skiers load, 2 colorado college students and two middle aged Texas men>
Texas 1: Hey! Where y'all from?
Fat Mat: We're in school down in the Springs.
Texas 2: So yer from Colorado?
Fat Mat: No, I'm orginally from Wisconsin.
Texas 1: Ain't that the capital of Chicago?
Fat Mat: ...Yes, it is.
<chit chat about the weather ensues, retardation is confirmed>
Fat Mat: Say, are you guys packing heat?
Texas 1: What, like a pistol er somthin'?
Fat Mat <deadpan>: Yeah, of course.
Texas 2: Well, what the hell fer?
Fat Mat: For the Lift-Jackings, of course.
Texas 1&2: What?!?
Fat Mat: Yeah, Vail's been trying to keep it quiet because it's been a problem this season. Guys get on the lift with you and rob you while you're 50 feet up, and then ski off at the top before you can tell anyone.
Taxas 2: NO SHIT!?
Fat Mat: Yep. That's why I'm packin'. Him too.
Me: Damn Right. <mumbling, cause I'm hiding my face inside my jacket to not show my laughter>
Texas 1: Goddam Thieves. <Racially biased observations ensue while we sit quietly>
<Top of Lift>
Texas 1: Thanks for the Tip! I ain't coming back here without my piece!
Fat Mat: Keep yer Powder Dry! <exit asshole CO skiers, likely responsible for armed Texas skiers patrolling the lifts at Vail for seasons to come>
As a misplaced Texan living in Colorado I have to say I love both places, one because it is home and the other for the outdoor opportunities, especially the boating and skiing, mountainbiking, etc. I am originally from the Austin area but have lived in different places in the U.S. Every place has its' snobs even Texas. However, the one thing I don't understand is why people that work in the tourist industry complain about tourists. That is their bread and butter they help them live the great lifestyle they chose. To me that is like an engineer complaining about building stuff. I have worked in the recreation/tourist industry for over 15 years and learned if you keep up with that mentality you will not be succesful in your recreational career choice.
Its not that we hate all Texans, its more like we just hate Bush, and he is from Texas. Plus the rich ones who come to here to buy land for fishing and hunting rights and huge homes, then expect to keep everyone off their land (I.E. lake city, sportsman paradise, steamboat) You want large plots of land, stay in Texas, you want to enjoy the outdoors come to colorado without all that money, learn to ski/ride/kayak/raft and join us without all the nonsense.
If I get bitched at for this, thats cool too, its all part of being on the Buzz
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