Have not been posting much of late been a rough week or two, but i just had to quickly throw up a post about what happened to me last night.
Standard commute home , Ride for 3kms catch train then ride for 2kms easy can do it in my sleep. So I get to the train station get on the train, there is 3 people on the train ( not including my self) 2 nondescript and one lady who was a tad large ( I don't mean to offend but it is part of the reason this got to me so much ). Anyway I am standing up hold my bike minding my own bees wax when this lady (I use the term loosely) turns around and proceeds to lecture me for nearly 5 mins about how
a) I should have to pay for two tickets if i want to bring a bike on the train ( she takes up nearly 3)
b) i am obviously not riding hard enough if i am still over weight (pot met kettle )
c) As a rider i should be paying more tax since the government is wasting her tax on bike paths and i am not even using them. ( i am not even going to touch this one)
Now i normally have a quick enough mind to have a witty remark for most people but honestly my brain just took a dive and the best i could come up with was something like "oh just shut up" ...smooth i know.
So I thought I would just post this and ask if anyone has had similar issue with people and what you said to them. I don't mind been heckled while i am riding but for Pete sake i was standing on a train minding my own business.
You may get a laugh out of it , i did later but at the time not so much.