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Old 04-18-2013, 11:18 AM   #6211
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My wife and I were grabbing lunch, and a young woman asks: "Were you just snowboarding?"

This could have been a fair question - we were wearing textile pants which do look a lot like snow pants. Our mesh jackets were behind us, and our helmets were with the bikes.

But it was July. We were in the middle of Atlanta. It was 80+ degrees. We were sitting outside with our bikes 10 feet away across the street.

We still joke about it while we gear up - "ready to go snowboarding?"
You should have answered, "Yes, we just finished snowboarding at the Georgia Dome. Tomorrow we're going skiing on top of the CNN building." If you say it with a straight face, 50% of the people will believe you 90% of the time.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:01 PM   #6212
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Unfortunately, I used my my 10-year quota of smartass remarks with that response, so I'm done until 2019. I almost never have a quick retort.

Usually I think of what I should have said about four hours later.

On this occasional, I was just feeling mean.
Im with ya there!!!
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:02 PM   #6213
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You should have answered, "Yes, we just finished snowboarding at the Georgia Dome. Tomorrow we're going skiing on top of the CNN building." If you say it with a straight face, 50% of the people will believe you 90% of the time.
Or they could have pointed to the bikes and said "Yes, we just rode those here from the indoor ski rink in Dubai."

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Old 04-18-2013, 02:41 PM   #6214
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Sitting in a brew pub on the OR coast, enjoying my lunch, (sans beer), textile pants with suspenders, jacket over on the coat rack, the blonde next to me strikes up the conversation with "How's the fishing?"

I replied "beats me, I'm out motorcycle riding" She does a double take, and realizes the pants are not the usual rubber over pants and clues in. Honest mistake, considering the helmet hair and beard, plus the venue of a port town. Still made for a funny moment.

Off topic, the Rogue Brewery in Astoria, OR has wicked good chowder. Far better than the once unrivaled Mo's. The actual brewery in Newport, OR is equally good and you get the bonus of the tour if you have the time.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:01 PM   #6215
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Basically, this.

Today I got (about 20 times)...

"um, it's snowing..... You aren't going home on your bike are you?"

"yup, I ride a BMW. We are not exactly the smartest people in the world."
Glad I'm not the only one. The amount of times I heard that over the winter...
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:00 AM   #6216
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Sitting in a brew pub on the OR coast, enjoying my lunch, (sans beer), textile pants with suspenders, jacket over on the coat rack, the blonde next to me strikes up the conversation with "How's the fishing?"

I replied "beats me, I'm out motorcycle riding" She does a double take, and realizes the pants are not the usual rubber over pants and clues in. Honest mistake, considering the helmet hair and beard, plus the venue of a port town. Still made for a funny moment.

Off topic, the Rogue Brewery in Astoria, OR has wicked good chowder. Far better than the once unrivaled Mo's. The actual brewery in Newport, OR is equally good and you get the bonus of the tour if you have the time.
Do you have pictures of the blonde?
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:18 PM   #6217
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Do you have pictures of the blonde?
That's only funny about the first 1,000 times
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:32 PM   #6218
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That's only funny about the first 1,000 times
I didn't get the memo. Are we over 1,000, yet?

Okay, how's this: "What happened next with the blonde? Did you continue talking to her? She was obviously initiating a conversation. Did you offer to take her for a bike ride? Did her comment lead to a long, deeply-satisfying friendship/relationship that has benefited your life in immeasurable ways?"
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:53 PM   #6219
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That's only funny about the first 1,000 times
Actually it's the first 205 times.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:02 PM   #6220
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Actually it's the first 205 times.
Well, I'm sure we're over 205. I retract the question.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:06 PM   #6221
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Unfortunately, I used my my 10-year quota of smartass remarks with that response, so I'm done until 2019. I almost never have a quick retort.

Usually I think of what I should have said about four hours later.

On this occasional, I was just feeling mean.
Yes, but at that moment, whatever you paid for the FJ, it was absolutely priceless!

I'm not usually one for dick measuring contests, but when someone comes along swinging their's, it's good to have a biggun.
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:01 PM   #6222
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I didn't get the memo. Are we over 1,000, yet?

Okay, how's this: "What happened next with the blonde? Did you continue talking to her? She was obviously initiating a conversation. Did you offer to take her for a bike ride? Did her comment lead to a long, deeply-satisfying friendship/relationship that has benefited your life in immeasurable ways?"
I have no idea whether we are over 1,000 (or 205) yet
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:43 PM   #6223
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I didn't get the memo. Are we over 1,000, yet?

Okay, how's this: "What happened next with the blonde? Did you continue talking to her? She was obviously initiating a conversation. Did you offer to take her for a bike ride? Did her comment lead to a long, deeply-satisfying friendship/relationship that has benefited your life in immeasurable ways?"

The blonde was the only interesting part of that long boring story. I bet she was not a "real" blonde. But if she was.....
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:02 PM   #6224
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The blonde was the only interesting part of that long boring story. I bet she was not a "real" blonde. But if she was.....
LOL, she was hot, but not smokin hot. No piccies, so it didn't happen.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:06 PM   #6225
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LOL, she was hot, but not smokin hot. No piccies, so it didn't happen.
Well, I'm not one of those guys who believes "pics or it didn't happen." I believe you. I really just wanted to see pics of the blonde. I'm going through a blonde phase after having sworn off brunettes for a while. I'm still open to redheads, of course.
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