on Fry road in Katy, TX, there is a Walgreens. literally across the street from the Walgreens is the trailhead to a MUP and then a single track.
after 3 hours of riding (9am start time), i come back to trailhead tired, starving, and cramped. i figure i'd stop in the Walgreens to pick up some snacks before riding to my car 2+ miles away. as soon as i walk my bike by in the store (bythe checkout line), the clerk -- old lady -- yells to me "Stop, you cant bring that in here."
"Im only picking up a snack real quick".
-"Youre not allowed to have bikes in here"
young fellow in a tie (asst mgr?) was there on the spot, too -"You cant have that in here, leave it outside"
"I dont have a lock. I just need to grab some food"
-"You'll track mud everywhere. Look at it"
"Im not going to ride it about. Im just going to leave it standing here, and grab a bag of chips"
-"You cant do that. Customers have to walk in here" (nevermind the 4 shopping carts blocking everyones way)
"Look, im leaving it, and buying 2 items in 10 seconds"
-"NO! we're not going to have that"
"Thats ****ing ridiculous! Why are you treating me like a criminal? Im here for 1 minute to buy your things" (and i start to walk out)
-"I dont think so. You dont have to cuss in here. Merry Christmas"
Im incensed. I limp back (still cramped) to my car, get some donuts, and drive back to Walgreens to record their names for a letter ill draft. I drive back out on Fry Rd, to sit in stopped traffic. To my right I glimpse the front end of a Ford Windstar (from a parking lot) waiting to pull out on the road. Im too mad to be nice and let it merge; I make no eye contact or hand motion to indicate my letting them go. Car ahead of me clears, I go forward. Simultaneously, Windstar lurches out towards my bumper, stops, and HONKS.
Windstar pulls out behind me onto lane to my left, and is now side by side with me. My window is already down. I look over, and there is a pair of OLD folks. They roll down their window, so I remind them--verbatim--"you dont have the right of way, you know".
Mrs Rogers' response? "Go back to where you came from"
its the day before christmas. god bless.