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Discussion: High-vis vest

in: tRicky; tRicky > 2017-02-17

Feb 17, 2017 11:37 AM # 
Wearing that is the one thing I refuse to do as an orienteering volunteer!
Feb 17, 2017 11:43 AM # 
Then how will people know you are a volunteer and not just another tree (or in your case a tree stump)?
Feb 17, 2017 11:51 AM # 
Because I have a friendly exasperated smile on my face and am being politely helpful to them while trying not to yell at someone else who isn't doing something right and which I could have done quicker myself* :)

I don't mind being the "ask me" person but I WILL NOT wear the orange vest :)

*oh wait, that's in my day job...
Feb 17, 2017 11:53 AM # 
In WA you have a choice of orange or yellow (or both if you cannot decide).
Feb 17, 2017 2:20 PM # 
This has to be a strong contender for post of the year.
Feb 17, 2017 3:54 PM # 
I'm confused, is Jenny a post or a stump?
Feb 18, 2017 2:03 AM # 
Jenny- I bought a "highlighter orange" top in a style I liked. It was similar to the vest colour. It fitted me and I was obvious so people could direct others to" the person in the orange top". This worked well at Easter 2014 when i was in charge of Rego etc. Barb Hill tried to encourage people to buy several for club usage with VOLUNTEER on back about 6 years ago but there was some resistance and if for club use then washing etc arose. I'm not a great fan of the vest - except for parking people.
Feb 18, 2017 10:37 AM # 
SARA gave out orange shirts to rogaine volunteers a few years back. I gave mine to my mum.
Feb 18, 2017 12:02 PM # 
Is parking people any easier than herding cats?
Feb 19, 2017 1:20 AM # 
Yes definitely!
Feb 19, 2017 2:57 AM # 
tRicky - that difficult choice was eliminated for me - the damn things are too small, whatever colour. Possibly the only advantage that has accrued to Juffy and I as the larger persons in WA orienteering :-)
Feb 19, 2017 3:11 AM # 
However Juffy and his Dad are also easy to point out to someone.

"I want to thank the wonderful person responsible for this awesome course. Who do I thank?"

See that really tall person over there.....

Job done :-)
Feb 19, 2017 8:08 AM # 
Yes cats are very small, especially when you're trying to herd them. However I have a knack for catching them with loads of practice. Dunno that colour makes a difference, except in the dark when it's difficult to see my two black ones although they give themselves away by opening their eyes.
Feb 19, 2017 4:31 PM # 
Maybe the cats would be even easier to herd if they were high-vis cats.
Feb 19, 2017 8:59 PM # 
I want one of those!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 19, 2017 11:02 PM # 
That looks like Katniss in her youth. She's a rather aged 2.5 at the moment and was probably a bit smaller when this was posted back in 2014 (actually I don't think she'd been born yet).

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