Ask Gearographer: Snow Helmets

blog-gear-guy1Dear Gearographer,

My wife wants me to wear a helmet on the slopes and I don’t want to. How should I handle this and how can I get her off my back?

Helmetless and Happy in California


Dear Happy,

For one, I would bet you’re not really happy, or you won’t be for long if you don’t give in. Mrs. Gearographer used to yell at me to put the toilet seat down and I didn’t want to either. I used to yell back that she put it up when done. To make a long story short, I put the seat down now and for some silly reason, life is better. In your case, she’s just worried about you. As long as she’s complaining about something minor like your safety and not something really important like drinking beer or watching football, you may want to give in. If not, you may need that helmet at home as well as on the slopes.


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Michael Ryan

Michael is a full-time musician and freelance writer residing in Morrison, Colorado. He enjoys downhill skiing, traveling and attempting to play golf. He excels in the sport of extreme napping so if you must call, make it after noon.

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