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Old 05-12-09, 08:48 PM   #1
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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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Old 05-12-09, 08:58 PM   #2
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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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Old 05-12-09, 09:00 PM   #3
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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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Old 05-12-09, 09:02 PM   #4
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Firecrackers?
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Old 05-12-09, 09:23 PM   #5
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Are you a non-white?
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Old 05-12-09, 09:50 PM   #6
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Old 05-12-09, 09:51 PM   #7
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Maybe he thought you were firing off a gun.
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Old 05-13-09, 01:06 AM   #8
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Maybe he thought you were firing off a gun.
That's what I thought at first. But I don't think most people yell at a stranger firing a gun.
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Old 05-13-09, 01:21 AM   #9
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Rednecks like to yell at 'minorities' coulda just been that.
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Get some fireworks. 3:00am. Have fun!
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Old 05-13-09, 05:26 AM   #11
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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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Old 05-13-09, 06:35 AM   #12
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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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Old 05-13-09, 08:05 AM   #13
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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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Old 05-13-09, 08:08 AM   #14
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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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Old 05-13-09, 11:05 AM   #16
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I'm imagining him thinking you set off a dry-ice soda bottle bomb. Ka-Booom!
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Old 05-13-09, 01:07 PM   #17
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and so...?
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Old 05-13-09, 01:09 PM   #18
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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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Old 05-13-09, 01:19 PM   #19
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w.t.f.?
loling so much here. ha ha ha

This thread started good but then it became great.
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Old 05-13-09, 04:19 PM   #20
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He's in Minnesota.
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Old 05-13-09, 04:39 PM   #21
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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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Old 05-13-09, 09:39 PM   #22
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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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Old 05-16-09, 07:34 PM   #23
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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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Old 05-17-09, 10:58 PM   #24
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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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Old 05-17-09, 10:59 PM   #25
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I love it. I look forward to the days when I am old and I can get away with anything. I am going to raise all kinds of heL3
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