Blue Mountain requires you to submit a master form, which, of all things, requires each member of your group's name, age, weight, height, and shoe size. This is the conversation I have had with one girl the first time I was the organizer.
Girl: Ok, so it'll be me and 2 of my friends.
Me: Good, I will need your age, weight, height and shoe size.
Girl: You will need my what, what, what and what?
Me [thinking she had bad hearing]: Age, weig-
It soon dawned on me that some girls really have a problem about disclosing their weight, shoe size and height to a guy they hardly know.
The resort is 2 hours north of Toronto, and we need a certain number - 20 - for the group discount. Skiing and brown people are usually foreign to each other, so no matter how rude some people can get, we can't casually dismiss people who could go. So when the above girl called back (eventually, after doing a background check on me I presume), I took down her information (given rather reluctantly with plenty of suggestions as to what we really do with the information).
Second year, I was bit smarter. Another girl.
Girl: Ok, so it'll be me, my boyfriend, and his sister.
Me: Good, I will need everyone's age, weight, height and shoe size.
Girl [in a strict tone]: Why?
Me [unsuccessfully trying to use some big words]: It's a required information I have to solicit for the master resort rental form.
Girl: Are you sure you need this information?
[pause as I digest her bluntness]
Me: Yes, if you want I can email you the rental form.
Girl: So now you want my MSN email as well.
Me [panicking]: Well, how else should you receive more information on the trip? Unless you give me your telephone number -
This was not going well. She didn't call back.
By third year things were better, as people knew the drill by now. This year, since it was Esha who did all the information soliciting, I don't think she had any trouble.
Then ofcourse, there remains the challenge of getting Bengali people to show up at 6 am in the morning ...
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