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    Yelled at like a child when tube blew out.

    My inner tube blew out quite loudly on the way back from getting a spoke fixed at the bike shop. Also, I got yelled at by a guy when it happened, "Not in my neighborhood you little s---!" Wow... what? I own a house and my second child will be here any day.

    Any ideas what he thought I was doing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Netdewt View Post
    Any ideas what he thought I was doing?
    He probably thought you were setting off fireworks or something. Did you respond to his remark?

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    No I froze... I'm very non confrontational. I picked up the front of the bike and dragged it away.
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    Firecrackers?

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    Are you a non-white?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xenologer View Post
    are you a non-white?
    w.t.f.?

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    Maybe he thought you were firing off a ***.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Commando303 View Post
    Maybe he thought you were firing off a ***.
    That's what I thought at first. But I don't think most people yell at a stranger firing a ***.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Commando303 View Post
    w.t.f.?
    Rednecks like to yell at 'minorities' coulda just been that.

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    Get some fireworks. 3:00am. Have fun!
    How do you keep an idiot in suspense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xenologer View Post
    Rednecks like to yell at 'minorities' coulda just been that.
    Don't you think this is a generalization? I find it odd that you're basically making a racist statement in an effort to infer that rednecks are racist. I'm pretty sure the guy thought you had set off fireworks or something. That said, I would have had to respond politely to him to let him know all that happened was that you blew a tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monk View Post
    Don't you think this is a generalization? I find it odd that you're basically making a racist statement in an effort to infer that rednecks are racist. I'm pretty sure the guy thought you had set off fireworks or something. That said, I would have had to respond politely to him to let him know all that happened was that you blew a tire.
    ^^ Thank you ^^

    More than likely the guy is just a grouchy old rust bucket. You could have farted and it would set him off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monk View Post
    I find it odd that you're basically making a racist statement in an effort to infer that rednecks are racist.
    It's part of what makes them rednecks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omni.Potent View Post
    More than likely the guy is just a grouchy old rust bucket. You could have farted and it would set him off.

    Agreed. Sounds like it could have been my father!

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    Where exactly were you? The picture you've painted is incomplete.
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    Was it this guy?


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    I'm imagining him thinking you set off a dry-ice soda bottle bomb. Ka-Booom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by monk View Post
    Don't you think this is a generalization?
    Yeah
    and so...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougmc View Post
    Firecrackers?
    That would be my guess, too.

    Oh, and if we keep going down the racist road, I might have to close this thread. Just sayin'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Commando303 View Post
    w.t.f.?
    loling so much here. ha ha ha

    This thread started good but then it became great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xenologer View Post
    Are you a non-white?
    He's in Minnesota.
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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    That would be my guess, too.

    Oh, and if we keep going down the racist road, I might have to close this thread. Just sayin'...

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    Close it. We can't be trusted to discuss anything that involves racial issues. We need to be saved from ourselves.
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    I had a tire blow while riding past a police officer who had a car pulled over. The officer ducked. I think someone just about s**t his pants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monk View Post
    Don't you think this is a generalization? I find it odd that you're basically making a racist statement in an effort to infer that rednecks are racist. I'm pretty sure the guy thought you had set off fireworks or something. That said, I would have had to respond politely to him to let him know all that happened was that you blew a tire.
    You mean "imply," not "infer." And you must live around different rednecks than I do. The ones I know are pretty solidly racist (and pretty solidly deny it--they just "don't like to see them Meskins or nigras taking a white man's job"). And I'm not sure explaining, "I blew a tire, sir" would get a desirable response. We'd all like to live in a tolerant and peaceful world, but it's useful to remember that some people are a-holes.

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    Yeah, just yell that you blew a tire.
    If Im not mistaken you sound like you own a house in that neighborhood, so you know him anyway right?
    If I read it wrong, all the same, just yell out you blew a tire. He would see that you are what you are and forget about it.
    No need to take it seriously

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