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Was he pulling my leg?

post #1 of 15
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So I ran into a local convenience store today to pick up a few things.

The lady ahead of me in line knew the cashier pretty well and they were talking. When she left, he started to tell me this odd story. He claimed that how he knew this woman was because he use to figure skate with her daughter. He told me that they were World Champions for two years and after that he told the daughter that he had to quit. It was costing his parents $76K a year and costing her parents more since she not only danced, but did the solo thing.

He continued saying the daughter is now training 2 of the top figure skaters in the world and is paid $300 per one hour lesson.

All I could think was "If you were a World Champion TWICE...why are you working at my local convenience store?!"

Maybe there really isn't money in figure skating...
post #2 of 15
Yea the pieces dont quite fit together! Hmmm

P.S. You kitty looks like my Yasmine!
post #3 of 15
There might not be many jobs for has been 2 time world champion figure skaters without an education?
post #4 of 15
Yeah, right! In his dreams! He was probably just "wishing" he had skated with her daughter!
post #5 of 15
Maybe he was World Champion in his DREAMS
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Maybe he was World Champion in his DREAMS
Great minds think alike!!!
post #7 of 15
Did you get his name? That's what they make google for!
post #8 of 15
If they never went professional, then there was no money in the titles. Just some medals. How old would you say he was?
post #9 of 15
I would also think that each level has a "world champion" attached to it. Different levels compete against one another, so I wouldn't think that if he was a skater that he was up in the "pro" ranks like Elvis Stoyko or Kurt Browning. He could have been a beginner and beat out all of the other beginners for the title of "world champion" in that division?

Anyway, sounds like there might be some measure of truth but grossly embelished.
post #10 of 15
There are several levels for skaters - you usually only see the elite on TV.
post #11 of 15
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I...I wouldn't think that if he was a skater that he was up in the "pro" ranks like Elvis Stoyko or Kurt Browning.
Ahhh, Elvis is so great. I love his style.

And I'll bet you Canadians (at least) know my all-time favorite skater: Robin Cousins! He has such a sense of humor in his skating, and such an elegant line... and oh man, those full-layout-position backflips!

Remember his routine to Brian Setzer's "Stray Cat Strut?" FANTASTIC!
post #12 of 15
P.S. -- the guy may have been telling the truth. Maybe they were world champions in the under-12 category, something those of us not directly involved in the sport ever hear about...
post #13 of 15
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Did you get his name? That's what they make google for!
That's what I was thinking!
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by clixpix View Post
Did you get his name? That's what they make google for!
No I didn't catch his name.

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If they never went professional, then there was no money in the titles. Just some medals. How old would you say he was?
He looked like he was 60s...maybe closer to 70.

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Originally Posted by gemlady View Post
There are several levels for skaters - you usually only see the elite on TV.
I didn't realize that. I just always doubt people when they use terms like "World Champions" and work someplace you wouldn't think they wound up.
post #15 of 15
unless your female, i dont see alot of adds using male skaters.
so a persons gotta make a living some how.
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