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Old 01-16-07, 01:38 PM
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Workmate moved my bike

Why do I care that a workmate carefully moved my bike without asking permission first? Am I that materialistic?
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Old 01-16-07, 01:42 PM
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Depends on how much you care. You should have been asked, but then you said "carefully" so it shouldn't be a big deal.

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Old 01-16-07, 01:50 PM
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NO TOUCHING!!!

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Old 01-16-07, 01:53 PM
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Psycho: You just made the list, buddy. Also, I don't like no one touching my stuff. So just keep your meathooks off. If I catch any of you guys in my stuff, I'll kill you. And I don't like nobody touching me. Any of you ****s touch me, and I'll kill you.
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Originally Posted by Wulfheir
Why do I care that a workmate carefully moved my bike without asking permission first? Am I that materialistic?
I've got two colleagues accross the hall who take to hiding my bike. They seem to enjoy that. and I've found it in a wide variety of locations . It is revenge for a sometimes annoying habit I have for startling the one worker. She's extremily jumpy!

I lock the rear wheel to itself, but we are in a secured facility with a bunch of engineers who don't steal bikes.
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Old 01-16-07, 02:25 PM
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funny...i keep my bike down in the loading dock. i've told coworkers that they can take it for a ride if they want....just to let me know so i don't think it's stolen.
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Assuming that they drive to work, how would your co-workers react if you moved their car carefully? Assuming that your bike was in an appropriate spot, they should have asked first.
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Old 01-16-07, 04:01 PM
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Mmmm...yes and no.

Yes, it seems a bit...petty.

No, it's not "out of line". While this move was "careful" (and I'll assume that your bike wasn't in the way?) I wouldn't want people to think that just because my bike is easily movable that they can make a regular habit of doing so. Next ten times, that same careful person moves it. But what about the time when someone less careful decides it's okay for them too...and I find my bike not carefull placed, or even with surprisingly bent or broken componentry?

I get very protective of my bike. Vinny, I would never let someone else ride my bike.

Markf, I think your comparison to the parked car is very nice.
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Why do I care that a workmate carefully moved my bike without asking permission first? Am I that materialistic?
Watch out, it's Macumba! You're setting yourself up for a voodoo curse. Quickly, you need to secretely give the bike to one of your co workers. Just don't tell him, so you can still use the bike when you want. Now, when the curse is applied it goes straight to the owner of the bike, which is now him and more importantly... not you. It seems someone is out to get you so the only way to be safe is to secretely give away everything you own. Quickly, before it's too late!
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Old 01-16-07, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Wulfheir
Why do I care that a workmate carefully moved my bike without asking permission first? Am I that materialistic?
Someone moved my bike, even though there was no need to. It was not in anyone's way in the locker room, and I found it moved to the back area by the showers (where it was in the way of anyone trying to use the showers.)
I asked around and found out who moved it and politely explained that my bike is my primary mode of transport, just like most people's cars. I wouldn't take his keys out of his locker and move his car; he shouldn't move my bike. There's been no mysterious moving bicycle since then. I think it was just a standard case of someone not understanding that a bicycle is more than a toy to many people.


/don't touch my coffee mug, either...
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Old 01-16-07, 05:00 PM
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Nick his keys then move his car tomorrow. With the same care, of course, that he treated your bicycle. Then use the "but I was careful!" excuse.

Or, just ask how he'd feel if you did it. It's your vehicle. He wouldn't do it to a motorcycle or a car, would he?
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Old 01-16-07, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by CliftonGK1
Someone moved my bike, even though there was no need to. It was not in anyone's way in the locker room, and I found it moved to the back area by the showers (where it was in the way of anyone trying to use the showers.)
I asked around and found out who moved it and politely explained that my bike is my primary mode of transport, just like most people's cars. I wouldn't take his keys out of his locker and move his car; he shouldn't move my bike. There's been no mysterious moving bicycle since then. I think it was just a standard case of someone not understanding that a bicycle is more than a toy to many people.


/don't touch my coffee mug, either...
It's not a toy? well shoot...I guess I better take off my bright blue fisher price horn. too bad too cause I only put that on to play with. every time I walk by my bike I can't help but honk it and I'm surprised (and maybe a little disappointed) that I don't hear others do it too.

But in response to the OP, I think that if you truly want your bike treated the same as you would treat someone else's car. so until you park it outside in a parking spot and have to scrape 1/4in ofice off of it or brush 6 inches of snow off in the winter, it won't be treated the same. Nothing was damaged, and like you said, the person was careful. if someone was playng "hide the bike" or damaged it I could understand getting upset. I wouldn't, but I guess I have a good relationship with my co-workers. I park my bike inside at work most of the time, but I make sure to move a rug to put underneath it. the only time it gets moved is when one of the maintenance guys comes in to clean the floor early. he's careful with it, and even if I wanted to get upset, I'd have no reason to. when it comes down to it, the bike doesn't belong inside and it was preventing him from doing his job.
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Old 01-16-07, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by ax0n
Nick his keys then move his car tomorrow. With the same care, of course, that he treated your bicycle. Then use the "but I was careful!" excuse.

Or, just ask how he'd feel if you did it. It's your vehicle. He wouldn't do it to a motorcycle or a car, would he?
would a motorcycle or a car be parked in the building?
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Old 01-16-07, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by CliftonGK1
/don't touch my coffee mug, either...
Ohhh touching my coffee is instant death! I grind my own beans in the morning, run them through an immaculately pristine french press that gets cleaned, rinsed and dried thoroughly after each use, then poured into a proper ceramic mug for my enjoyment. Desecrating my coffee ritual will not be tolerated for any reason whatsoever.
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Originally Posted by StokerPoker
would a motorcycle or a car be parked in the building?
They're parked in my building.
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Originally Posted by ax0n
They're parked in my building.
well, I guess I should have asked what kind of building you worked in. what I was trying to say was unless you work somewhere auto-related, the chances are slim. but in a workplace where employees are not allowed to park their cars in the building, I would have to say that if you want equal treatment you should park where everyone else does. if not, expect to be treated a little differently, but expect respect too.
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one of the guys I work with sometimes hops on my bike and takes it for a spin around the inside of the shop (pretty big open floor area)
I don't care one bit because I know he'll take responsability for anything that might happen to it
after all, it's just a bicycle
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I doubt any of you have seen "The Wizard of Speed and Time" (the feature length version) but the lead character had a "bike alarm" that basically shocked anyone who touched the bike (except for him) into immobility. The gag was that anyone who tried to help them got shocked into immobility as well; at one point there was a chain of about 30 people all hanging on to each other with sparks flying around, shaking.

Maybe such a box would be nice for your coworkers. It's a thought
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Old 01-16-07, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by StokerPoker
well, I guess I should have asked what kind of building you worked in. what I was trying to say was unless you work somewhere auto-related, the chances are slim. but in a workplace where employees are not allowed to park their cars in the building, I would have to say that if you want equal treatment you should park where everyone else does. if not, expect to be treated a little differently, but expect respect too.
I work as an IT guru in the largest financial information systems company in the US. When I say people park in my building I mean the first four floors are a parking garage. Regardless, I expect people to treat ALL of my possessions with the same respect they'd want theirs treated. Don't **** with the posters in my office. Don't **** with my coffee. Don't **** with the pens I have in my drawer, and don't **** with my bike. Seems pretty simple to me.
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Originally Posted by ItsJustMe
I doubt any of you have seen "The Wizard of Speed and Time" (the feature length version) but the lead character had a "bike alarm" that basically shocked anyone who touched the bike (except for him) into immobility. The gag was that anyone who tried to help them got shocked into immobility as well; at one point there was a chain of about 30 people all hanging on to each other with sparks flying around, shaking.

Maybe such a box would be nice for your coworkers. It's a thought
While shocking someone to the point of immobility is dangerous and requires a significant amount of energy, one can, with the help of an inductor circuit, easily rig the bike to shock intense pain into anyone who touches it without well-insulated gloves.
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We used to hide each others motorcycles at bars. I built an alarm system for mine. Then they set it off on purpose to see if I came. The good old days.
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Originally Posted by ax0n
Don't **** with the posters in my office. Don't **** with my coffee. Don't **** with the pens I have in my drawer, and don't **** with my bike.
Have a couple kids. Fastest way to realize its just meaningless stuff.
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Originally Posted by ax0n
I work as an IT guru in the largest financial information systems company in the US. When I say people park in my building I mean the first four floors are a parking garage. Regardless, I expect people to treat ALL of my possessions with the same respect they'd want theirs treated. Don't **** with the posters in my office. Don't **** with my coffee. Don't **** with the pens I have in my drawer, and don't **** with my bike. Seems pretty simple to me.
well, if it is in your office there would be no reason for someone to touch it. but I like what dobber said. cause when it comes down to it, that's what it all is. maybe not completely meaningless, but in the "grand scheme" how much does it all matter.
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Originally Posted by ItsJustMe
I doubt any of you have seen "The Wizard of Speed and Time" (the feature length version) but the lead character had a "bike alarm" that basically shocked anyone who touched the bike (except for him) into immobility. The gag was that anyone who tried to help them got shocked into immobility as well; at one point there was a chain of about 30 people all hanging on to each other with sparks flying around, shaking.
Man, now I'm gonna have to dig up my copy of that movie!
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