Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/27

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Subject: [Leica] Nasty Tillies! I hates'em. I hates'em all!*
From: John Collier <>
Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2001 08:53:44 -0700

*a reference to the Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

A little touchy there Dave :-)!

Unfortunately, not everyone who wears a Tilley hat, perhaps even few who
wear a Tilley hat,  is a particularly savvy outdoorsperson. People have
dreams about that great outdoor trip where they hunt/fish/hike and commune
with nature. The realities of rain, insects, uncomfortable bedding, toilets
at the end of a shovel, et al, comes as a bit of a shock and often makes
them less than wonderful company. And, as these fly-in trips are very
expensive to say the least, a certain customer type, who is perhaps used to
having underlings to boss around and complain to, may be more prevalent than
ourselves, with our assuredly sunny dispositions. So please cut the hard
working independent bush pilot a break....and do not put on the Tilley until
they have taken off.

John Collier

> From: "Dave Richards" <>
>> I've witnessed bush pilots in northern Alberta and BC scorning anyone
>> wearing a Tilley hat. They see them coming from a quarter-mile away and the
>> sparks flying from the abuse under their breath is enough to ignite a
>> rocket.
> So who's the bigger asshole, the person wearing the Tilley or the bush
> pilot judging the person by what he/she wears, rather than by the things
> that count?  If I ever run into one of these pilots I hope he has the lack
> of class to tell me what he thinks to my face, so I'll know not to fly with
> him.