From: (Lowell Skoog)
Subject: Gloating
To: (NW Paragliding Forum)
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 1995 21:51:47 -0700 (PDT)

Marty Kaplan writes:

> IMHO, ray and steve are so quiet and
> definitely non-competitive, it is really
> hard to think of them as gloaters.
> nah............

Ray and Steve know they'll be on receiving end of one of MY gloat calls soon enough. You see, we trained together. You may not have realized that there is a rating system for this sort of thing:

Gloat-1 Beginner Gloats at the bottom of the hill.
Gloat-2 Novice Gloats over the phone to at least five different pilots.
Gloat-3 Intermediate Gloats in the newsletter and at club meetings. Minimum 25 hours logged gloat-time.
Gloat-4 Advanced Completes advanced gloating maneuvers, including the use of the Internet and the national magazines. Minimum 75 hours logged gloat-time, with at least 25 hours in the presence of doubting pilots.
Gloat-5 Master Based upon a complicated point system, which I leave to your imagination. Points are awarded for gloating on the TV news, in the local papers, public slide shows, and so on. Special points for current and former newsletter editors...
Lowell Skoog

(with a tip of the hat to Paul Gazis)

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