The following is an excerpt from a real conversation between a ski bum and a girl who was new to Sat Lake City that I had the pleasure of hearing at the Salt Lake City premiere of Teton Gravity's Way of Life.
Ski bum: So, are you new around here?
Girl: Yes. I just moved to town a few months ago.
Ski bum: Nice. What do you do?
Girl: I'm in the accelerated nursing program at the University of Utah.
Ski bum: Wow. Sounds intense.
Girl: Yeah, it can be. What do you do?
Ski bum: Well, I dropped out of community college. This winter I'm moving up to Alta. I'm going to work in the cafeteria up there and ski like crazy.
Girl: Oh . . . nice. Is that all that you're going to do?
Ski bum: Yup!
Girl quickly exits the scene of the conversation leaving the ski bum wondering what he did wrong.