Last week, when I was in Zell am See on Kitzsteinhorn, I left my board on one of the snowboard docks, unsupervised. In Austria everybody does this, nobody worries about thieves. So I left my board there while I took a walk and when I returned, surprise: my board was gone!
My first reaction was, of course: PANIC!. I started to look around desperately, even called 112. They obviously laughed at me when I told them what my emergency was. I mean, dying is an emergency, missing snowboard not really 🙂 . Anyways I looked around desperately and I noticed a board, very similar to mine, rented from InterSport. That’s good news, it means there is a chance somebody took my board by accident so.. there is a hope.
I ran to the first InterSport rental shop I saw and asked for help. They shattered my hopes! I begged of course: sir, there is a board outside, just like mine, please scan it, call the renter and check if he took my board by mistake? The answer: NO! NEIN! NIET! I was devastated, I couldn’t sleep all night long. My board was gone.
The next day I went to lost and found: nothing. I also went back to the crime scene hoping that the dude who took my board will bring it back to the same place, but again: nothing. I looked around and then I saw again, the same rented board, was still there! OK, almost sure, the numbnuts who took my board doesn’t even knew he took the wrong board. I went back to InterSport with fierce attitude and made them to scan that board. They had no choice, I was desperate and angry! They gave me the name of the dude and the hotel. I called the hotel, and after a lot of chit-chat I finally found the idiot. He was happily riding my board and he didn’t even knew it was a different one. He didn’t noticed that my board had different bindings, no InterSport written on it, etc etc. But the good news is that after one day of horror, I finally got my board back.