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Old 08-05-05, 09:37 AM   #1
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I'll just say "I told you so" on the forum, instead.

A coworker—a "recreational" cyclist—has often razzed me about my bike-geeky appearance rolling in to work. He's particularly enjoyed commenting on my helmet ("I had one when I was TEN!" "Shouldn't you have a Spongebob sticker on there?" etc.)
Last Friday he was riding on the local bike route, was cut off and went over the hood of a car onto the road. He was back in the office yesterday with 30 stitches in his forehead. My only comment was something like, "That looks sore," but I had to summon up my will to keep from doing the "You should have listened to me" dance.

I'm not posting this to open up the helmet debate again. I guess it's just that, being married, I don't get to be right very often.
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Old 08-05-05, 09:40 AM   #2
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well, just save it for if he does make fun of you for wearing a helmet again. something tells me he won't. but if he does, you'll have full freedom to rip into him.
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Old 08-05-05, 09:40 AM   #3
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Buy him a helmet. Place it on his desk with a little bow on it and a little card that reads, "This was probably cheaper then your thirty stiches. Heal well."
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Buy him a helmet. Place it on his desk with a little bow on it and a little card that reads, "This was probably cheaper then your thirty stiches. Heal well."
Precisely! Take the high road. All is forgiven and you will have a friend for life.

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Oops. It would be good if you spelled stitches right, unlike I just did.
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And don't forget to put a Spongebob Squarepants sticker on the helmet!

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Hmm... I wasn't thinking of the high road. I was thinking of it as a dig disguised as the high road. Spongebob Squarepants stickers are optional.
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You know what is strange to me is that I see/read these helmet debates and comments on online forums like this, but in the real world have never once had anyone negatively comment on a helmet or have gotten the impresssion they are 'geeky' or that others think they are, etc. They seem to be very well accepted in the real world I live in. Maybe in elementary school with kids who are not secure they get noticed, but not in any adult world I've ever lived in.

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I'm not posting this to open up the helmet debate again. I guess it's just that, being married, I don't get to be right very often.
What does that even MEAN?
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Konageezer, it looks like you've opened up an entirely different debate. Heh.
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What does that even MEAN?
You don't understand, you're a woman. I recently got married and I know exactly what that MEANS.
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You don't understand, you're a woman. I recently got married and I know exactly what that MEANS.
That smiley face doesn't mean that what you said isn't rude and offensive.
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That smiley face doesn't mean that what you said isn't rude and offensive.
The truth hurts.
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If a man says something in a forest, and nobody is there to hear him, is he still wrong?
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You know what is strange to me is that I see/read these helmet debates and comments on online forums like this, but in the real world have never once had anyone negatively comment on a helmet or have gotten the impresssion they are 'geeky' or that others think they are, etc. They seem to be very well accepted in the real world I live in. Maybe in elementary school with kids who are not secure they get noticed, but not in any adult world I've ever lived in.

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That smiley face doesn't mean that what you said isn't rude and offensive.
Oh well, grow a thicker layer of skin. It'll help you in life and in cycling. I didn't find what I said offensive. I don't find what konageezer said was offensive either. If you have a problem with what I post, put me on your IGNORE list.

Some people just love to start a confrontation on forums...I'm not going to argue with you anymore. Arguing over the internet is just like the Special Olympics....even if you win, you're still a ******.

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ummmmm

you don't even need to be married to be wrong with them . LOL
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You need to get him one of these:

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Oh well, grow a thicker layer of skin. It'll help you in life and in cycling. I didn't find what I said offensive. I don't find what konageezer said was offensive either. If you have a problem with what I post, put me on your IGNORE list.

Some people just love to start a confrontation on forums...I'm not going to argue with you anymore. Arguing over the internet is just like the Special Olympics....even if you win, you're still a ******.

You mean like this?
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That smiley face doesn't mean that what you said isn't rude and offensive.
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Look at the above, a poor sense of humor may be a system of more serious disorders - seek help now!!
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…in the real world have never once had anyone negatively comment on a helmet or have gotten the impresssion they are 'geeky' or that others think they are…
Yeah, to be fair, it was me who started the whole helmet thing by ragging him for riding without one in the first place. If I had never brought it up, I doubt he would have. His razzing was always good-natured enough.
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I also agree. Sometimes I ride with friends who ride "once in a while" (huffing & puffing after 5 miles). They never make fun of me and my helmet. They always seem to say "I should really start wearing my helmet". Our last time out, he actually went back and searched for it in his basement. He found it

I never tell people to put on a helmet. I mean, you're a grown adult, you should be making those decisions, not me.
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And don't forget to put a Spongebob Squarepants sticker on the helmet!

That would be perfect.
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Yeah, to be fair, it was me who started the whole helmet thing by ragging him for riding without one in the first place. If I had never brought it up, I doubt he would have. His razzing was always good-natured enough.
Starting it doesn't make you any less right.
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