Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. Motor7

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  2. thereal_od

    thereal_od Been here awhile

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    ^^^^^^

    My apologies, I thought I'd posted the freebie. Thanks @Motor7
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    @thereal_od For me, at least, your link worked without asking for any kind of log-in.
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  4. Gone in 60

    Gone in 60 Been here awhile

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    I guess it's not a stupid question, but just curiosity, but when I wear a Triumph shirt or hat, I often get "So, do you really have one?" I never get that if I wear a shirt with a Ford, BMW or any other logo.

    Regarding stupid questions, I think George Carlin had the best response:

    "Everything is supposed to mean something... If you have an earring on one side, it means your gay.. if you have it on the other side, it means you like to hump water buffalo... You know what I say when someone asks me what my earring means? "It means I killed a guy in prison for asking fucking questions!""
  5. Tall Man

    Tall Man Privileged.

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    Well done on staying frosty at the gas stop. I've ignored the "Profiling is baaaad" stupidity since it began.

    Just thinking out loud here: Had my Spidey sense alerted in a manner similar to yours, I might have called my wife back using a pre-arranged signal of some sort. Stretching one's legs can be deferred. I understand that cutting short an important refueling could be a tough choice, though.
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  6. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious Supporter

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    There's a book, "The Gift of Fear". Worth reading.
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    concours WFO for 50 years

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    At a fuel stop after some "SPIRITED" riding on I-95, me on my Concours, my buddy on his K100, a woman came up to my buddy, began berating him for "coming too close to a truck" and other shit.
    I piped up, "you should see him fly an airplane!"
    She stomped off...
  8. Turtletownman

    Turtletownman Been here awhile

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    In Daytona at BMW shop wearing a Barber Vintage Festival Tee and a man wanted to know why I was wearing a Triumph shirt while riding a BMW. I told him they were a Barber sponsor and he wanted to know what was Barber and was it in Florida.

    Bob
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  9. Two Up & Pup

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    In going with the T-shirt part of the thread. Might have been two weeks ago. Guys walks up to me in the gas station to talk about the bike. He is wearing a Harley shirt, Harley hat and even a leather cut. Not loaded with patches but it also said Harley on it. Typical, that's a nice bike, few normal questions, yada yada. Look around and ask him, what are you on? Oh, I don't have one, wife thinks those things are too dangerous. Walked away and proceeded to get into a F150 Harley edition.
    :imaposer
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    1911fan Master of the Obvious Supporter

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    Which is a shortbed, so a Harley won't fit.
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    Oh, I don't have one, wife thinks those things are too dangerous.

    "Time to get a new wife", is standard response!
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  12. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day. Supporter

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    Time to get a real wife.
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  13. Two Up & Pup

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    New wife / real wife, maybe no wife. Any spouse who tells you what you can and cannot do is not worth having around. I just always take that more as a made up excuse as they don't want to admit to themselves or anyone else the real reason they are not doing something, regardless if motorcycles or some other activity.

    Falls in line with the Happy Wife Happy Life just do what I'm told BS. So what, keep her happy even if it means you are miserable, don't agree with something and don't get to try things you want to do? Sounds more like unhappy life. This is supposed to be a partnership, not make the princess feel like an all powerful queen. Sorry, off topic rant over.
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    Not my story, but a friends.
    Gassing up at a station on the outskirts of Las Vegas, NV. A guy walks up to my friend and says
    "Man, can I borrow $20. Lost all my money at the casinos and don't have enough gas to get home."
    My friend gave him a 20 and said, "I understand, my last trip to Vegas cost me 100 grand!"
    The guy asked, "You gambled $100,000 away?"
    My friend said, "No, I got married"

    P.S. That was his third wife... He is on number 4 now.
  15. sphyrnidus

    sphyrnidus born to ride

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    I’m also on nr 4. Man freedom is expensive as well as stupidity But no 4 rides her own bike. She even has two of them. I’ll stick with this wonderful lady!
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    CaptCapsize Long timer

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    My friend asked me if I know why divorce is so expensive?
    I told him no. He replied, "Cause they are so worth it!"

    I wouldn't know being married to the most wonderful woman for over 39 years.
    Example: A few years ago when buying a new bike, I texted her and said I might need adult supervision.
    Her reply was great, let me buy it for you. Is that amazing or what?
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    signature line material, there.
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  18. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    I'd have asked "what the fuck business is it of yours?"
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  19. Jdhuff

    Jdhuff RAT BRAIN

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    My answer to the "can I ride it" question has been since 71 "I can't see it" and "you got the money on you to buy it?". Unless it's a chick. Might talk about it then. I let a guy ride my badass tweeked 74 RD350. He came back in the pool hall in 20 minutes limpin. He ran into a cable across the road at the hi school showin off. Scent his ass all up. The chrome front fender was bent straight up. We went straight to the Yammi dealer. Ordered the fender, headlight stuff and signals. The sob had just got paid and paid for everything. My rd would smoke his zuki 380 BAD
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  20. mmattockx

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    Damn. Some people learn harder than others, I guess.


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