So let this be a lesson to you, boys: If you're lost, starving, and alone, avoid bridges during winter at all costs! Otherwise older men will "take you in" (ha ha), use you, turn you into a tool, and twist your mind around so much that you'll like it and want to be used more!
(I'm very sad to report that I found myself falling for their horrid little trick: I'd like to see this as a Zabuza/Haku sort of situation! That was a great storyline!)
I wonder how long this sucky filler arc will last... Oh, and have I mentioned just how much I HATE HATE HATE those three bad guy ninjas? Gah!