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Old 07-13-2011, 09:51 AM   #3661
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I show up to work on my new 800xc and everyone seems excited and wants to check it out. Everyone that is except my boss. My boss; who is getting on in years; waits till there is a group of my coworkers around and tells me "You know I'm always hearing on the news about motorcycle crashes."

I replied with "Yeah I know it happens but I personally know a lot more people who have died of old age."

That shut him right up and made everyone else laugh.




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Old 07-13-2011, 11:27 AM   #3662
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stopped at a red light with the new KTM..

Truck driver asks me:
"Which brand is that"

me: "euh .. KTM" ( written on the side in BIG letters )

drivers: "euh.... nice ... euh .... ever tried a BMW?"

me: "euh ... why should I ? "

green light ... bye bye

:-)
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:34 PM   #3663
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stopped at a red light with the new KTM..

Truck driver asks me:
"Which brand is that"

me: "euh .. KTM" ( written on the side in BIG letters )

drivers: "euh.... nice ... euh .... ever tried a BMW?"

me: "euh ... why should I ? "

green light ... bye bye

:-)


Me: Uh...nice story...Uh...Belgium, so you speak French, right?

You: Er...Yeah...Er...Why this question?

Me: Well...Uh...It's because "euh" is the French version of the English "er" and "uh" conversation fillers demonstrating an hesitation.

You: Er...man, what's the point...Er...really, don't you have something more constructive to do in your spare time...Er...I mean, really?!

Me: Nevermind, I'm French Canadian so this kind of little details literally jump out at me. It's always fun to smell out a "mate" from such a small detail.
















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Old 07-13-2011, 07:20 PM   #3664
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So, do you really steer those things the opposite way you want to go????
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:34 PM   #3665
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Me: Uh...nice story...Uh...Belgium, so you speak French, right?

You: Er...Yeah...Er...Why this question?

Me: Well...Uh...It's because "euh" is the French version of the English "er" and "uh" conversation fillers demonstrating an hesitation.

You: Er...man, what's the point...Er...really, don't you have something more constructive to do in your spare time...Er...I mean, really?!

Me: Nevermind, I'm French Canadian so this kind of little details literally jump out at me. It's always fun to smell out a "mate" from such a small detail.



errrr... Yes I'm from Belgium, .. errrrr.. but I (normally) don't speak French, but Flemisch(Dutch) :)
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:26 AM   #3666
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errrr... Yes I'm from Belgium, .. errrrr.. but I (normally) don't speak French, but Flemisch(Dutch) :)
Ja dat dacht ik al. :)
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:26 AM   #3667
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errrr... Yes I'm from Belgium, .. errrrr.. but I (normally) don't speak French, but Flemisch(Dutch) :)
I see, a northern guy, sorry for the mistake!





But "euh" remains a french thing!!!
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:41 PM   #3668
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Outside a local coffeehouse last week...

I pulled in, and parked my scooter in front of the building. Some old guy in full pirate costume pulled up behind me.

:ymca WHAT'RE YOU DOING, THAT'S HARLEY PARKING!
I could tell. Those oil spots really made parking tricky.

We both laughed about it, and sat around talking bikes till the place closed at 2am.


I was pretty about it at first. I've known the owner for 10 years--I built the bar in this place.
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:51 AM   #3669
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I show up to work on my new 800xc and everyone seems excited and wants to check it out. Everyone that is except my boss. My boss; who is getting on in years; waits till there is a group of my coworkers around and tells me "You know I'm always hearing on the news about motorcycle crashes."

I replied with "Yeah I know it happens but I personally know a lot more people who have died of old age."

That shut him right up and made everyone else laugh.




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heheheheh , good answer!
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:40 AM   #3670
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The last thing I want to hear from nurse Diesel is a lecture on how stupid I am while having my wounds scrubbed out with Betadine.
Unused toothbrush and isopropyl alcohol hurts less than the abuse at the ER ;)

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Old 07-15-2011, 10:53 AM   #3671
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Unused toothbrush and isopropyl alcohol hurts less than the abuse at the ER ;)

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Iodine or Hyprogen Peroxide hurts WAY less than Alcohol In fact if you mix a little Alcohol with a couple percocet first it hurts even less
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:59 PM   #3672
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In Oxford Alabama while departing the hotel last month, traveling on the GSA and a friend on his RT, a 60ish year old driving a 5-Series says, "sharp looking bikes." We thank him for his kind words, as we prepare to leave, he ask, "are those made from the same people who make the cars?"
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:56 PM   #3673
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Pushing my bike to get it started with full face helmet on. eightysome degrees out F. Passer by,
"Is this your first day on a motorcycle?"

We pushed it and got it fired up. I gave him $5 and said thanks.

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Old 07-16-2011, 10:53 AM   #3674
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farmer in a truck on a dirt road. yall boys have fun on them trails. (under his breath : hope you dont kill your fool self!)
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:40 PM   #3675
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Stupid Question?

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In Oxford Alabama while departing the hotel last month, traveling on the GSA and a friend on his RT, a 60ish year old driving a 5-Series says, "sharp looking bikes." We thank him for his kind words, as we prepare to leave, he ask, "are those made from the same people who make the cars?"
So... I take it you expect anyone who buys a car from a company to know everything that the company produces? If an owner of a Mercury automobile asked someone with a Mercury outboard motor if it was the same company, would that be a stupid question? How about someone with a Rolls Royce asking about a Rolls Royce airplane engine? How about someone with a Mitsubishi asking about a Mitubishi elevator? Just because it has the same name doesn't mean that it was ever the same company, or that it is still the same company after being sold off or split off.

All he did was complement your bikes and then ask a valid question that he thought you might know the answer to.
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