great idea providing a place like this for a moan. it shows great initiative.
i learned this trick as a part time ski instructor (holiday job as respite from nursing). If you have a whingeing client, when you meet up with your class at the beginning of the day, you get them to draw a circle in the snow and deposit all their grumbles in the middle with the promise thatto pass by at the end of the day to collect them. it actually worked, and every time.
My worst whinger was an Editor from the Financial Times and he was worse when skiing in a group with his two children than when we split them up. The kids also had far more fun without their nannying dad who worried the whole day long whether they were warm enough or too warm or if they got an exercise wrong. they had their anoraks on and off the whole day long and were always being reprimanded about their technique which was far superior to that of their dad!
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