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    Should have just kept my Pie Hole shut...

    Maybe it's just the stress.

    At 45, I try to eat right and exercise and take care of myself. I'm doing fairly well for the things I can control.

    Anyway, I get a little friendly kidding from co-workers about my Fiber One breakfast from time to time, which I usually take in stride and with a bit of irony. I like all of these people, but most are overwheight and some are obese.

    I commute on occasion in addition to regular long weekend rides and an occasional weekday ride. In a county with 38,000 people, I can only think of just a handfull of cyclists, so we are rare. Since there are no places for bikes at my work, I store mine in my office. This means I must roll it through the large main office area where numerous people work.

    I wear a helmet, and on my way out for lunch the last several days, one of my co-workers has called out from across the office that I had a large bug on my head.

    Today I responded, "I can see why you are alarmed, as it appears that most everyone else stuffs theirs under the front of their shirts." while I pulled at the loose fabric around my stomach.

    That was not nice and I feel kind of bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam83
    Today I responded, "I can see why you are alarmed, as it appears that most everyone else stuffs theirs under the front of their shirts." while I pulled at the loose fabric around my stomach.

    That was not nice and I feel kind of bad.
    Hey now! I resemble that remark.
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    woah, that was harsh. I have to be careful about what I say. I know people notice. Many think I'm crazy, but they also notice that I'm in pretty good shape.
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    San Jose has to be the most boring place I've ever been. And I live in Ohio.

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    Harsh would have been if the comment had been pointed at an individual.

    There always seems to come a time when enough is enough, and a quick reposte is needed. After all, if you mess around with a bull, you should expect to get a horn every now & then.
    Happiness begins with facing life with a smile & a wink.

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    If someone confronts you about the comment, just respond with "HE STARTED IT!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Da Tinker
    you mess around with a bull, you should expect to get a horn every now & then.


    /Couldn't help it.

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    That's classic. Why feel bad though? It's just what this country needs when 70% of the population qualify as obese. Too many people are trying to be all hush hush about America's expanding waist.
    Brilliant!

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    I don't think it was harsh.
    A harsh reply would be tacking 'Mr. fatty fatty fat fat' onto the end of it.

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    You are just doing your part to fight the rampant political correctness that is sweeping the US.

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    NONE of the replies I had in mind a suitable to be place in this family oriented forum. You are a very polite person and should feel good about your coment. It could be a LOT WORSE.

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    That's great. Sounds like something I would say. I'm not known for my political correctness abilities. As you can tell by my avatar.

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    I wonder if they've issued a "fat-wa" against you?

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    Ahahaha! That's great. I wouldn't have been so kind.

    But uh, can we please wait until we're ON the bike until we strap up our helmets? I see people grocery shopping with their helmets on. Believe me, I'm a dedicated helmet wearer, but walking up and down the vegetable section is pretty low risk.
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    One would have had to been there to know if the tone of either comment was inappropriate or just in good fun. Not all offices are the same as far as humor goes. Was there any aftermath?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sam83
    Maybe it's just the stress.

    At 45, I try to eat right and exercise and take care of myself. I'm doing fairly well for the things I can control.

    Anyway, I get a little friendly kidding from co-workers about my Fiber One breakfast from time to time, which I usually take in stride and with a bit of irony. I like all of these people, but most are overwheight and some are obese.

    I commute on occasion in addition to regular long weekend rides and an occasional weekday ride. In a county with 38,000 people, I can only think of just a handfull of cyclists, so we are rare. Since there are no places for bikes at my work, I store mine in my office. This means I must roll it through the large main office area where numerous people work.

    I wear a helmet, and on my way out for lunch the last several days, one of my co-workers has called out from across the office that I had a large bug on my head.

    Today I responded, "I can see why you are alarmed, as it appears that most everyone else stuffs theirs under the front of their shirts." while I pulled at the loose fabric around my stomach.

    That was not nice and I feel kind of bad.
    If your co-worker made the same stupid joke at your expense 2 or 3 days in a row then he deserved a snappy comeback. Including your other co-workers was not a good move, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky07
    Ahahaha! That's great. I wouldn't have been so kind.

    But uh, can we please wait until we're ON the bike until we strap up our helmets? I see people grocery shopping with their helmets on. Believe me, I'm a dedicated helmet wearer, but walking up and down the vegetable section is pretty low risk.
    but then I don't have to worry about my helmet hair! (actually I pack a baseball hat to avoid this problem, but it doesn't bug me when people wear their helmets for mid-ride activities).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogBoy
    but then I don't have to worry about my helmet hair! (actually I pack a baseball hat to avoid this problem, but it doesn't bug me when people wear their helmets for mid-ride activities).
    My wife does this... It bugs me, but she hates her hair when it's shaped like the helmet... Ok, so do I.

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    *SNAP*

    Still a little harsh, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky07
    Ahahaha! That's great. I wouldn't have been so kind.

    But uh, can we please wait until we're ON the bike until we strap up our helmets? I see people grocery shopping with their helmets on. Believe me, I'm a dedicated helmet wearer, but walking up and down the vegetable section is pretty low risk.

    You have to carry it or wear it... I try to un strap it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalmore
    You have to carry it or wear it... I try to un strap it though.
    Clip it to your belt or something. I don't wear my helmet unless I am on my bike.
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    I carry it, but maybe some of you should be wearing the helmet all the time
    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
    San Jose has to be the most boring place I've ever been. And I live in Ohio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markf
    If your co-worker made the same stupid joke at your expense 2 or 3 days in a row then he deserved a snappy comeback. Including your other co-workers was not a good move, IMO.
    my thoughts exactly!



    ps fat-wa, haha ha.

    pps i just ate candy

    ppps: i can see why people wear helmets through the store or whatever. carrying them is annoying, especially if you have to carry other stuff. but i don't want anyone to think i need to wear a helmet at all times i guess. i am sensitive about it because i probably should wear a helmet at all times, for my own protection.

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    I hook my strap over the saddle nose, and let the helmet rest on the saddle.

    Nice replay, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mister
    That's classic. Why feel bad though? It's just what this country needs when 70% of the population qualify as obese. Too many people are trying to be all hush hush about America's expanding waist.
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    Do they wear capes?
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