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Old 08-17-2014, 05:28 AM   #1
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Compliment or insult?

One of my coworkers noticed the riding gear in my office on Friday and said "oh I didn't know you rode! What kind of bike do you have?"

I told her I ride an older Yamaha and she laughed and replied, "huh, I always figured you were the BMW type."
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Old 08-17-2014, 05:47 AM   #2
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One of my coworkers noticed the riding gear in my office on Friday and said "oh I didn't know you rode! What kind of bike do you have?"

I told her I ride an older Yamaha and she laughed and replied, "huh, I always figured you were the BMW type."
I'd consider that a compliment.
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Old 08-17-2014, 05:56 AM   #3
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Definitely a compliment! The only thing that bothers me here is that you had to ask?
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:00 AM   #4
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It's a challenge.
Now you have to jump her.
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:01 AM   #5
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:12 AM   #6
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:32 AM   #7
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ignorance. which is ok in this case as most non riders don't know bikes
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:39 AM   #8
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Need pics of said coworker....
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:45 AM   #9
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"huh, I always figured you were the BMW type."
Making progress. Years ago the expected line was "I didn't know that BMW made motorcycles..."

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Old 08-17-2014, 06:54 AM   #10
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Making progress. Years ago the expected line was "I didn't know that BMW made motorcycles..."

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Actually twice this Summer, I've pulled up next to BMW cars while riding my K75 and said: "Wow, I didn't know BMW made cars too"....Always gets a laugh from the driver.
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:07 AM   #11
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Definitely a compliment, but one you're not living up to... Of course it could also be poor judgment on your coworker's side. ;-)
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:10 AM   #12
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"huh, I always figured you were the BMW type."
Insult.
She's got a "type" in her head about BMW owners.
What is the stereotype for a BMW car owner?
What is the stereotype for a BMW bike owner?

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Old 08-17-2014, 07:29 AM   #13
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Ask her. Not if it's a compliment, but why she said what she did. You might be in for a nice surprise.
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:04 AM   #14
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What does her mom look like?
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:25 AM   #15
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One of my coworkers noticed the riding gear in my office on Friday and said "oh I didn't know you rode! What kind of bike do you have?"

I told her I ride an older Yamaha and she laughed and replied, "huh, I always figured you were the BMW type."
I'm lost in this logic: if she didn't know you were a rider, why would she always figure you to be a BMW type?

Maybe this is her way a saying you should be a Beemer rider.
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