Mark R wrote:What ridiculous and pompous responses. The guy just asked if anyone knew anything.
Hope the coach is okay.
I have to disagree Mark, the post was just someone being nosey.
If he had a little more information it MIGHT have been a worthwhile question but "Some guy in a local outdoor shop mentioned that someone (the course director?) had injured their back on a 5* course last weekend." is just none of his or anyone elses business
The "someone" might have slipped on rocks, picked up his boat wrong, boofed onto rocks or done absolutely nothing to his back.
Some of the responces might have been a bit silly but so was the OP
Well I did say I would let it rest, on the grounds that one or two of you were sticking up for a mate & I could appreciate that. but the thread continues to roll so...
- nosey would be a person interfering with something or someone to which they had no connection -clearly this is not the case, I am a boater, involved in the paddling community, which is why someone had the conversation with me in the first place.
- The replies, along the lines of 'I'm a coach & I am wearing my girlfriends panties today, do you want to know what colour'? are ridiculous also, but that could be because my original question was deliberately low key. What I was actually told was 'a kayak coach broke their back running a waterfall whilst running a 5* assessment'.
- professional integrity, I fail to see how this relates to my question at all, please explain.