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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by cold_fire, Apr 13, 2009.
Did you ride all the way here on that thing?
What must I reply? No, I carried it most of the way?
I've found that usually not a real query but a stylistically indirect way to express admiration that obviously you have.
If Ted Kennedy had been riding a Harley (with loud pipes and wearing assless chaps) Mary Jo Kopechny might still be alive today...
I work at a hospital, so of course I get these comments. The cliche comment was sent my way a couple of days ago: The Chief Nursing Officer exclaims rather proudly, "You know we used to call those donorcycles!"
I just smiled and said, "Yep, I've heard that before."
This lady has one of two positions at the hospital which could make my life miserable, so best to play it safe with her when it comes to snarkey come-backs.
I just reply "Trailers are for boats".
My snappy comeback for that one is;
"Yeah, and since the State passed mandatory helmet laws we have a shortage of good donors for the people who are waiting on the transplant lists and a steady supply of expensive orthopedic cases involving numbskulls who will probably continue breeding."
The best come-back is that, "Mistakes by medical service providers kill more people annually than motorcycles."
According to traffic safety.org, " In 2006, 4,810 motorcyclists were killed."
Whereas according to http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/11856.php , "
In Hospital Deaths from Medical Errors at 195,000 per Year USA
Just say bikes don't kill people, people do, usually cagers.
"How much did that cost??"
"Must be nice"
My question would be Why are you dressed like that? Do they Pay you to pay extra for leather's with there name on them? Sorry but it reminds me of the Harley Owners with the full compliment of Harley gear. I love my Motorcycle's as much as the next guy, but I would never walk around with that kind of crap on.
And fortunately you don't have to walk around with his "kind of crap" on... Ride your own ride...
Hey, if you're embarrassed to have the name of your bike brand showing, I can understand that.
I'm more embarrassed to be wearing orange, although I DO own an orange helmet now. But I justify that because it's bright, almost as good as my yellow helmet.
I had a guy come up to me at the gas station and said;there was a rider that got killed on one of them over the weekend;I said;how many people driving cars got killed that day;of course he just walked off.
I walked into a local mom and pop restaurant to get a cup of coffee while riding in town. Lady behind the counter asked what I wanted. I ordered a regular coffee. I'm wearing a high viz jacket, carrying a helmet and gloves.
She asks: "Is that for here or to go?"
Before I can answer, a guy behind the counter with her says: "You better make it for here - it might be kind of inconvenient for him to hold the cup WHILE HE'S RIDING HIS MOTORCYCLE." We all (including the lady) laughed.
The next time I was there, maybe a month later, the guy is there but not the lady. I ordered a cup of coffee and he obviously remembered me: "That's to go, right?"
I'll have to add this one to my repertoire.
MY #1 "isn't it hot in all that gear." (klr cosmonaut in the south...usually covered in a thick layer of whatever color clay
is the states favorite)
in reply i usually just piss myself and pass out.
#2 what size is that engine....when i say 650 i usually get a head shake and a damn. no idea why...guess it kinda does look more like a dirt bike now?
#3 what the hell is that bike for? i really don't have a good smartass reply to that.
You could say that it is to have something exciting between your legs. I do get some rather weird looks when I use that line in a conversation.
That's because it's a girl's line.