I'm sure we have all heard the “I used to skate” line at one time or another. This usually comes from a local cop who's busting you for skating, or from the guy who is trying to be “hip” and earn your respect. First off, does anyone ever care if you used to skate? Second, even if you've skated every day for the past 12 years, does anyone care about that?
That being said, the other day, this random bro comes up to Scott, (another fellow Active employee) and myself and says “I just got into skating again!” That was bad enough, but even worse, this dude was ruling a sweet pair of Roces rollerblades. Scott immediately skated away from the situation while this idiot rapped my ear off about how good he used to be, and how if he never would've quit he would be pro right now. No one wants to hear about how good you use to be, or what you used to be for that matter. The dude might as well have told me that he could have been a professional ass clown for all I cared.
So here's my advice, let this random “I used to skate” guy know how you feel. Tell him to stop talking about it, and be about it. Oh, and if it's a guy's on a pair of rollerblades, just sweep the leg, and when he hit's the ground yell, “I used to rule the octagon!”