#10233141, By ScoutTech These .GIF's Deserve a Thread

  • ScoutTech 25 Mar 2014 21:21:49 2,428 posts
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    Had a similar incident on an abseil tower. The rope through my carabiner, unknown to me, only went to half way down the tower. I was also on a safety line. I went down, got half way and found the end of the rope. Oh noes says the instructor. I let go of my rope and tell him he'll have to let me down then & sit there.
    They spoke to me afterwards and commented on how I took it well but it was a no brainer to me, I had a safety line and they were in charge of that. I didn't realise it was a 'joke' until they told me they did it lots to try and knock some people down to size. Even boasted how they had some poor saps close to tears, sure they were going to fall to their death. Just made me feel a bit sad for the instructors, this was the only way they could have fun on their job, at the expense of someone else that was effectively under their protection. Wouldn't wish that on the most annoying kid.
    I was even more confused as I always try and show the instructors at these centres respect as they do get a crappy deal sometimes.
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