It's A Fools Day
A joke too far?
April Fools is meant to be a laugh, magazines post ridiculous articles which are explained the next day and people pull pranks on their friends... But, some people don't seem to have a funny bone at all! Or perhaps some pranks just aren't funny, even dangerous! You decide:
A few years ago, in a land far away, with no connection to Ski Peak (at all)... One of the local guides took it upon himself to serve up some justice. As most guides are, he was witty, clever, cunning and a bit of a prankster. A few of the children in a group had been meticulously and laboriously creating a sledging path outside their Chalet. They were about to start enjoying themselves when the adult guests of next door came out a little inebriated, grabbed the sledges from them and started to enjoy themselves. They were putting there feet down and ruining the immaculate track. The kids hadn't even had a chance to enjoy the fruits of their labor for themselves.
Trivial yes, but thoughtless given that these were children of around 10 years old just wanting to have some fun, putting the time and effort in working towards it!
The guide was due to have dinner with the guests after a stonking day on the mountains. He heard of the goings on and thought that the kids should get their own back. He and the kids crept into the ski locker room before dinner and whipped out his penknife. He carefully adjusted the bindings of the perpetrators ski's to be a little bigger (also simple to rectify). The thought being; they wouldn't be having the best of days tomorrow if they kept on falling over! The kids thought it was a brilliant idea.
The next morning the kids wished the fellow skiers next door a good day whilst catching each others cheeky grins. In the afternoon on returning the rep of the shuttle bus was informing people that some guests had a horrendous day skiing. They were all bruised from falling over and tired from chasing their hurtling skis down the mountain!
Apparently, after the first hour of the commotion their instructor twigged that something may be awry; first he asked everyone to check they were wearing the right boots and had the correct skis. After the nods from all involved he checked skis and compared the boots and denounced that foul play was the root of their incapability! They did not see the funny side...
Luckily no-one was hurt in the process and no-one (to our knowledge) found out that it was the local guide! Later we heard that the instructor indicated that it was an extremely dangerous prank to pull and that the perpetrator should be found and gutted... I wonder what his thoughts would be if he knew it was one of his friends...
A joke too far?