Novice Skier

One day a novice skier went up a mountain that any beginner should have avoided. No one would have blamed her if she stayed behind. At 12 below zero, even Frosty the Snowman would have opted for a warm fire. Hardly a day for snow skiing, but her husband insisted. So... she bravely went.

While waiting in the lift line, she realized she was in dire need of having to visit a restroom. Assured there was a restroom at the top of the lift, she endured the bouncy ride, only to find....there was no said facility. (we knew that already, didn't we?)

She began to panic. Her husband had an idea: why not go out into the woods? Since she was wearing an all white outfit, she'd blend in with the snow and would not be noticed.

What choice did she have? She skied past the tree line and arranged her ski suit at half-mast. Unfortunately... her husband hadn't told her to remove her skis.

Inadvertently, she began sliding backwards across the slope, without a chance to make herself 'presentable'. With arms flailing and skis sailing, she sped under the very lift she'd just ridden and collided with a pylon. Owww!!

As she scrambled to cover herself, she discovered that her arm was broken. Fortunately, her husband raced to her rescue. He summoned the ski patrol, who in return, transported her to the nearby hospital.

While being treated in the emergency room, a man with a broken leg was carried in and placed next to her. By now she'd regained her composure enough to make some small talk.

"Hi, my name's Karen. So, how'd you break your leg?" she asked.

"Name's David. It was the strangest thing you ever saw," he explained. "I was riding up the mountain ski lift and suddenly, out of nowhere, comes this crazy woman skiing backwards, at top speed, with her ski suit down around her knees. I couldn't believe my eyes, so I leaned over to get a better look. I guess I didn't realize how far I'd moved, though. Sigh....I fell out of the lift."

Then he turned to her and asked,

"So, how'd you break your arm?"

[ Author Unknown -- from 'Buffalos Chips' ( ]


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