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    To infinity and beyond Anders K's Avatar
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    from monkey to human to monkey

    Sometimes itīs hard to imagine thereīs been any evolution at all .

    Was on my way home from work, the usual way. There was some cars parked along the side of the road whith empty space between sometimes as big as four cars. I was going in my steady pace, holding a straight line at a distance of a car door from the cars, just to avoid a eventual door swinging open. Not much idea to go in to the side of the road between the cars just to realise cars wonīt let me out again, better holding a straight line I thought. One motorist had to honk at me, and stare at me when passing. I honked back with my Air Zound. The guy had to give me the finger out the driveside window. He had his girlfriend in passenger seat, guess he had to show her some balls or something .

    I felt like we had gone from monkey stage to human stage just to go back into monkey stage again, hopfully to get back to human again. Or this guy is a regular monkey, who knows

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    well some people never get to evolve, they have alway been monkeys all their lives
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    I often have a Monkey on my back!

    But as Esther Rantzen used to say "thats life"

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    I get that a lot... usually on the campus, where you'd think people would be used to people on bikes. Once I was holding my line tight in the right lane and some guy in a largish anonymous behemoth merged over hard to get into the turn lane which I was in, rolling up on a red light to make a turn. He came so far my shoulder brushed his mirror as I held my line, only other alternative being eating curb. I turned and he came after me into a parking lot where he yelled across his lady friend that I hit his truck and not to just ride away. I assured him my shoulder couldn't damage his tank and he might want to pay better attention who is in the lane next time. He berated me some more about respect, so I (explitives omitted) told him he should consider breeding with himself. He then made a remark questioning my sexual orientation and that he might have to do me some harm. I informed the kind sir that if he thought he had a chance to haul his rotundness out and find out for sure. No response, his lady was horrified. Bad PR for cycling? Yes. I'm generally a good natured pacifist and knew the situation wouldn't result in violence, I just refuse to be pushed around. Oh well

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    To infinity and beyond Anders K's Avatar
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    karmaceutical, that sounds like a scary situation. Sometimes maybe the only way is to talk the language the other guy talks just to show that you donīt back off when you know youīr right. Glad it ended in a good way without violence.

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    Originally posted by orguasch
    well some people never get to evolve, they have alway been monkeys all their lives
    Yeah, tell me about it.
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    Originally posted by Anders K
    Was on my way home from work, the usual way. There was some cars parked along the side of the road whith empty space between sometimes as big as four cars. I was going in my steady pace, holding a straight line at a distance of a car door from the cars, just to avoid a eventual door swinging open. Not much idea to go in to the side of the road between the cars just to realise cars wonīt let me out again, better holding a straight line I thought. One motorist had to honk at me, and stare at me when passing. I honked back with my Air Zound. The guy had to give me the finger out the driveside window. He had his girlfriend in passenger seat, guess he had to show her some balls or something .
    This is why I have referred to 'motoring primates' in many many posts in the past. It's best to ignore people like this and treat them with the contempt they deserve.
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