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Discussion: Side Note

in: Guisborough1; Guisborough1 > 2023-07-18

Jul 19, 2023 1:48 AM # 
bbrooke:
The silent start thing seems contrived and dumb. Are people really so mentally fragile?
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Jul 19, 2023 4:33 AM # 
Guisborough1:
Personally, I couldn't care less if people are talking, just so long as they're not trying to talk to me. The starter can give me info, but if I start holding a conversation with him/her or anyone else it bugs me. I've got a feeling I give off an aloof/rude attitude at starts (probably life too), but I just want to be left alone to prepare..... so in my case .....yep....mentally fragile!
NB. It's not really the "silent" aspect, but the chaos in the start pen. I just want to prepare. Not deal with everyone's problems. It happened again today.Three of us were about to start and one said randomly wait. "The starter said 90 secs" we all looked at each other and I said " who has a box at 90secs???" But we paused and he was right. We'd got moved into the pen too early. This time I was ready for the abnormal though.
Jul 22, 2023 12:11 AM # 
Spike:
That start at Big Basin a few years ago is one of the reasons I'm reluctant to go back to the area for orienteering. It just seemed so unnecessary. I'm glad it sounds like they improved the next day.
Jul 22, 2023 5:05 AM # 
Guisborough1:
I know Mike. It’s been much improved.
Jul 22, 2023 5:05 AM # 
Guisborough1:
I know Mike. It’s been much improved.

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