Sunday, 7 September 2008

Question of Etiquette

OK, if it is not good race etiquette to wear a race shirt for a race you were never in, how about this...

I am in Charlotte, NC on a business trip.  At the Denver Airport today, I was putting myself back together after going through security and noticed the guy ahead of me had a "Chicago Marathon" luggage tag.  So, knowing what happened last year (ungodly heat and a canceled race) at the Chicago Marathon, I asked him if he finished the Chicago Marathon.  Well, he looked at me like I was the most intrusive person on earth and said "I never ran the Chicago Marathon." 

Well, Excuuuuuuse me!  

If you are carrying a bag with a Chicago Marathon luggage tag, shouldn't you have run the thing?  

On another note, I see I have a "follower"!  How cool!  You Rock Marcy.

Do you think I will get around to running in downtown Charlotte?  It COULD happen.

9 comments:

Running Knitter said...

That guy was pretty rude - you were just asking about his luggage tag - not asking him to perform open heart surgery or anything.

I'm following you now too. :)

carla said...

YES! run around downtown charlotte.

Im not even a big runner but I love the city AND running there!

MizFit

Marcy said...

What a jerk. GAH!

Ohhh yeah I'm stalking all of you all LOL. I ditched my Blogroll in favor of the new dealy (so now all the blogs I read show up on my profile)

Wes said...

I agree. Some peeps are idjets. Especially those that have marathon tags on their bags and they didn't even race it!! LOL...

Yes! Run in Charlotte!

Jess said...

B/c of what went down in Chicago last year (and b/c I was there, experiencing it), I think only those who finished have the right to sport that kind of stuff.

J~Mom said...

I gotta check out what Marcy is doing for her blogs now!

That was rude of him!! :<(

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

I have a new question of etiquette. I didn't finish my HM. They did have a 5K and 10K. We all got the same shirts. I did run 6.3 miles). Can I wear the shirt or not?

Joe said...

Bad etiquitte...but worse to be rude to you.

I had the same thing happen. Saw a guy with last year's Chicago Marathon shirt on in a resturanut. I walked up and said hi and asked him how he survived the heat. He got a little nervous and said, "well, uh, acutally, uh, I just worked at the expo selling stuff." He was nice...and honest. But...

Karen said...

How blinkin rude of that man... if he MUST have a bag claiming success then he ought to expect the question!

... unless of course you're 6 years old and a family friend has just given you a bag (I've gave my event bag from last weekend to a friend's little boy!!)