Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by cold_fire, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Tip Over

    Tip Over Whoopsie!

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    That phenomenon is not exclusive to bikes. I had a lady ask me once if I knew "George", because he was in the Air Force.

    She didn't know his last name, what he worked as, what squadron he was in, or if he was even at my base anymore. She just thought that I would know.
  2. singletrackrider

    singletrackrider Been here awhile

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    You should have said yeah i know him hes a good friend of mine.
  3. pretbek

    pretbek Long timer

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    Heh, it's my day today.
    I just walked into the McD in full hi-viz highlighter mimicry with my helmet under my arm.
    Me: "One ice cream cone please"
    Her: "For here or to go"

    It wasn't so much a stupid question as it was a remark-on-autopilot.
    Since her brain wasn't engaged I didn't put my smart-Alec sarcasm in gear. That usually gives undesirable results.
  4. KeithinSC

    KeithinSC Long timer

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    Had the EXACT same thing at lunch today (Zaxby's Chicken), hi viz and everything!:freaky
  5. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    Sometimes I like to ask, for something like an ice cream cone, what they would do different to go versus "for here". Half the time they don't listen to my answer anyway and make the order to go even when I explicitly state "for here". I don't have high expectations for people with fast food jobs, and I'm not disappointed with most of their actions.
  6. Tinks

    Tinks Imp of Satan

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    Yes, but then it should be followed up by some comment about the gay porn he was making and how that boyfrien of his is all Drama, Drama, Drama!
  7. bigphish

    bigphish Curiously Satisfying

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    Stopped at rest area last summer when this scraggly looking truck driver approaches and says with a smile, "A Honda huh?" To which I say " yep. " He then turns to my girlfriend whom is wearing a jacket with a Harley Davidson logo, gives her a good long look and say's back to me, "maybe she's trying to tell you something"
  8. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    that's not stupid. that's hilarious.
    (says the guy that wears a suzuki branded helmet on a honda. :( )

    As for the "to go" question, when I had my DR650, I frequently would go through the drive through. The tail bag had a handle that worked perfectly for holding a coffee or soda, and the to go bag fit fine in the bag. I would get some strange looks, and I had to remember, no wheelies out of there or I'd spill my coffee. :rofl
  9. TXRKC

    TXRKC Been here awhile

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    I go thru the drive thru on my bike probably a couple times a month. I dont get a drink, but when they hand me my food, I just reach back and put my food in the saddlebag and ride off. I do sometimes get some funny looks while in the drive thru line though.
  10. slide

    slide A nation in despair

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    You may consider that she IS telling you something.
  11. I'd have said something about the fact that she's on my bike :deal
  12. ErikDK

    ErikDK Been here awhile

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    And the Arabs missed the French so much that Marseilles is an arab city today.
  13. kerhonky

    kerhonky Adventure Poser

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    To give her at least a little bit of a break, most road construction crews wear the same color these days, and many of them frequent fast food joints for lunch. Sure, she missed that bowling ball you had under your arm, but can you imagine how easy it is to let your brain go on cruise control working in one of those places?
  14. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

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    You missed the point I think.

    The funny thing here isn't really that she asked a moto rider if he wanted it to take out but the fact that there is not an ounce of difference between an ice cream cone to eat on site or to go.
  15. slide

    slide A nation in despair

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    You sure? This is McD which has all sorts of wraps for all sorts of things.
  16. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    Some places if the ice cream is to eat in, it's served in a dish unless a cone is requested.
  17. Wired

    Wired Been here awhile

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    Had a co-worker talking to me last week who was amazed I rode my bike to work (300 mile commute and every time he sees me in the office we have this conversation)

    Once he found out I rode in his first question was "how many miles is that?" Same amount of miles as in a car, jackass. Unfortunately, I didn't have my A-game with me so I responded with the actual miles.

    Second question was "how many breaks did you have to take?" ONE, for fuel!

    His response was "oh man!" I can only go for about an hour before I start to hurt.
  18. lethe

    lethe Long timer

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    I've only bothered to ride in twice myself (250 mile round trip) but sure did get odd looks and comments.
    Had to stop a few times on the KTM as the stock little 2.3 gallon tank makes that sort of commute make less sense. :lol3
  19. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    I'm guessing you guys don't go to the office every day :huh
  20. lethe

    lethe Long timer

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    what 60,000 miles of commuting in the cage is a lot? :rofl
    That's the everyday commute for the past 12 years until lately when I've been able to do some work at home a day or two a week.
    Hell, I'd do it every day on the bike in the decent weather but it's such a waste of tires.

    edit*
    Did that count as a stupid question?