Sunday, August 15, 2010

Pretty sure that's not in the job description

So...after a lovely breakfast of dad's french toast, the wife and i decided to take the boys for a hike. I quickly checked the interwebs and we packed up some snacks, water and diapers and headed to Canmore. We went for something short in the 3 to 4 km round trip area. That had us heading up towards Spray Lakes to a place called Grassi Lakes.

Here's a hike description:
This is a popular hike and a very popular area for sport climbers. The trail leads to two small turquoise blue lakes. Their colour is absolutely amazing. From the parking lot the trail starts behind the washrooms. Approximately 100 meters into the hike is the first intersection (waypoint #002). At this point you can choose the easy or more difficult route. The easy route appears to be a fire road but by taking this route you miss out on the views of Canmore and the Bow Valley. The more difficult route is not very difficult but as always you have to watch your footing. On the more difficult route there is a series of stairs to make the climb easier. On the way up are great views of Ha Ling Peak and at the top the two lakes.

The hike is about 3.9km round trip and goes up about 165 meters...should take about 1 to 2 hours. We were there about 3 since we had some snacks at the bottom and top [along with a couple diaper blowouts].

The whole trip was fun and we're planning to make this a weekly thing. (I'll post some pictures from this and the Elbow Falls trip when i get a chance to download them)

So what's up with the title of the post you ask?

Well, for the most part going up and for the entire trip coming down, River had it easy since he was on my shoulders....but no, that still has nothing to do with the title....no...it was the young couple ahead of us.

I'd place them somewhere in their late twenties early thirties....their child was at least a year and a half...possibly two....maybe over 2...hard to say.
The woman was wearing tight sweat pants, and a tight 'name brand' shirt and had a small pack on. The dude was all tanned up, thin, wearing some 'name brand' shoes, shorts and muscle shirt. He looked pretty fit...slick hair...wasn't sweating like me. The nanny followed behind.
So...what's the big deal you ask........?
Um...it was the fact that their nanny carried their son ALL THE WAY DOWN THE FREAKIN TRAIL !!!!!
At first I thought that the small Asian woman in front of us just happened to be walking very close to the young couple....I even cracked wise to the wife and said 'we should get our own Sherpa next time we go hiking'....it was when the couple stopped to wait for the nanny to catch up is when we clued in...it was almost like they were saying 'hurry up bitch, get a move on....gawd, what do we pay you for ???'

We were speechless.....i thought, at any moment the dude is going to grab the boy and carry him...but no...never once did he or his wife make a motion to relieve the nanny. The nanny was also carrying a pack (that probably had diapers, food, change of clothes, etc for the boy).
We were almost to the bottom when they had stopped long enough for us to pass and I think the dude was a bit embarrassed when he saw me and he said 'say, maybe you want to ride on dad's shoulders'...and the kid promptly said 'NO' and was clinging to the small Asian nanny...the kid didn't seem to want any part of mom and dad.
THEN...the dude makes a crack about the snuggli my wife is wearing {which had Reed in it}...something about how they suck and are bad and should be higher or some such stuff....obviously he's a Doctor and/or ergonomist....we were a bit shocked that this dude had the nuts to make a loud statement like this when i just watched his nanny carry his kid down a mountain trail for almost 2 Km's....
We saw them a bit later as they walked by...nanny still behind them with their kid....

The people are the definition of douche.......or just simply, losers....

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