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    Door Roulette

    I was riding to work Friday morning & ran into a real genius on the road. Going down a narrow, one way street, a guy emerged right in front of me. He came out from between 2 vans parked on the left side of the street & was carrying a door-sized cardboard box on his right side, totally blocking his view of on-coming traffic.

    I had enough time to shout "HEY!", but the guy literally ran right into me. I managed to stop, but we still collided since I had almost no time to react. The guy immediately starts screaming at me "IF YOU F@#KED UP MY S@#T I WILL KILL YOU! WHAT THE F@#K DO YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING??!?!"

    I just laughed & said: "Are you crazy? You're lucky I wasn't a truck. You didn't even look before you ran into the street. My 5 year old knows better than that."

    "F#@K YOU" he muttered, and skulked down the street. I'll bet that guy doesn't make it much longer playing door roulette.
    Last edited by Lucky07; 09-18-06 at 09:22 AM.
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    Darwinism needs to work faster. I bet he's the kind of guy that's never at fault when stuff happens to him. What an assclown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jyossarian
    Darwinism needs to work faster. I bet he's the kind of guy that's never at fault when stuff happens to him. What an assclown.
    what he said plus you need to put your bike in battle mode (spikes on handlebars brass knuckles)
    The Ferrari ('05 Bianchi Forza) had a flat (Stupid Glass) the Japanese wagon ('77 Nishiki with Arkel Utility Basket) was in the body shop (On my bench being repainted...repent ye rust)
    so I took the SUV ( Cannondale V2000 Active 100SL)

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    Wow, haha - glad you're OK - as for that guy, honestly, I have to laugh - it's either that or go nuts from how people seem to think they're never responsible for their own actions

    I loved your reply though, well said

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    To those not in NYC, allow me to translate.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky07
    I had enough time to shout "HEY!"
    "Pardon."

    He guy immediately starts screaming at me "IF YOU F@#KED UP MY S@#T I WILL KILL YOU! WHAT THE F@#K DO YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING??!?!"
    "Oh dear, we seem to have collided. I hope my package is unscathed."

    I just laughed & said: "Are you crazy?"
    "Are you harmed?"

    "F#@K YOU" he muttered.
    "Good day."

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    LOL its like this ebonics lesson
    The Ferrari ('05 Bianchi Forza) had a flat (Stupid Glass) the Japanese wagon ('77 Nishiki with Arkel Utility Basket) was in the body shop (On my bench being repainted...repent ye rust)
    so I took the SUV ( Cannondale V2000 Active 100SL)

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    To those not in NYC, allow me to translate.
    "Pardon."
    "Oh dear, we seem to have collided. I hope my package is unscathed."
    "Are you harmed?"
    "Good day."


    I just spit milk on my computer screen. I'm sending you the repair bill slvoid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jyossarian
    Darwinism needs to work faster. I bet he's the kind of guy that's never at fault when stuff happens to him. What an assclown.
    Damn! Just spit milk on the screen again after reading the word "assclown". By far the funniest word I've heard this month!

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    And people wonder why we love NYC like we do.
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    I'm going to run all future Commuter interactions through the Slvoid filter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    To those not in NYC, allow me to translate.
    "Pardon."
    "Oh dear, we seem to have collided. I hope my package is unscathed."
    "Are you harmed?"
    "Good day."


    Excellent!
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    Yep, we have idiots like that on this side of the Pacific too. It's best just to make allowances for them (i.e. giving yourself enough clearance to spot them when they jump out and evade them) and wait for Darwinism to do it's work.
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    I know a guy who flipped himself over the handlebars avoiding taking out one of these nitwits about a Month ago.

    He was banged up pretty good.

    I told him to aim for center mass next time.

    Is it me or are people getting stupider?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwbnyc
    I know a guy who flipped himself over the handlebars avoiding taking out one of these nitwits about a Month ago.

    He was banged up pretty good.

    I told him to aim for center mass next time.

    Is it me or are people getting stupider?
    A young lady DIED when she was hit by a car as she swerved to avoid a jogger in prospect park.

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