I was an extra during the winter for a big local sports store.
And the amount of stupidity i saw was insane. I don't know why but people always think they know way better then me, because I'm young (19) and that "they have been skiing longer then me" (I highly doubt that, in actual days I porbaly win by miles.
I also was the only employee in the sports store actually knowing anything about skiing.
1.) A woman came in, she said she wanted new ski boots I was busy tuning a ski so I said: 4 minutes, and I will help you.
When I finished tuning the ski I went towards here and I couldn't believe my eyes.
She had pulled the liners out of an huge men's racing boot and attempted to put her foot in with shoes and all. I asked her: why haven't you taken of your shoes?
She responded: I know what I'm doing kid, I have far more ski experience then you will ever have.
I told her she would be better of getting woman's boots in a proper size and wear them without shoes. She became furious and said that I was retarded and knew nothing about skiing and she demanded another employee.
I gave in, and that guy actually sold her the boots.
When I asked if we should tune her skis to fit with the boots for free she said: my man is a carpenter, he can do that better then you...
2.) I had this rich guy coming in with this spoiled kid, after 5 Hours!!! I managed to sell the kid a perfectly appropriate outfit consisting of a skijacket, skipants, helmet, goggles, gloves, pully's, underwear, boots, skis, poles, ski/bootbag and bindings.
I tuned the bindings and the dad and this kid were all happy and left the store.
15min. later the guy returned and said he wanted to return everything because it didn't fit in his car...
Seriously...maybe think about what car you bring when you are going to buy skis?
3.) I had this guy coming in claiming he was the best freeskier in my country (yeah right) and he kept on bragging and lying the entire time, about how he did double backflips for fun, and that he once did a triple backflip.
I sold him a new coat. Four days later I see him at an local indoor hill. I greeted him and asked if he liked his jacket. He said yes in a very nervous way. When he went down the hill he fell after 5m of pizza point. I could only laugh.