Idiot season is here again
That’s it, the idiots are on the road again. Sadly those idiots are the ones on motorbikes. I don’t mean all motorcyclists. Steady. I mean the ones that obviously say to themselves, “Yee-bloody-hah, Spring’s here, time to dust off the motorbike and go for a howl around the countryside.”
Don’t get me wrong, bikers are a great bunch, really friendly. There are those though that drive me to distraction and today at work I was literally left with my mouth hanging open. That’s not a pretty sight.
The casual biker. They must be. They ride a motorbike in jeans. Gravel rash springs to mind. Gads. Donor day is another thing that springs to mind, and unfortunately, today, a biker in Glencoe was a victim. 🙁
The show off biker. The one that thinks it’s cool to pop a wheelie in the village, rip open the throttle of their bike and see how fast they are going when they get to the NSL signs.
What possesses people I wonder, to buy a bike that’s obviously too tall for them? One guy today was perched on the edge of his bike seat, left foot on the ground and his right foot barely reached the foot peg. No way was he even able to go on tip-toes. Look, get a grip, admit that you are vertically challenged and buy a bike that fits. Really… watching him getting onto the bike was fascinating. Nearly as interesting as the GSA rider using his foot peg to DISMOUNT. Good bloody god, am I missing something here? It’s not a damn horse you are getting off!
Random parking. There’s bike parking. Really, we have a hard stand. Actually, we have overflow parking too. So, don’t park next to the ‘no parking’ sign, please don’t park in the disabled parking – unless of course you are disabled.
I did get caught out once in the business. I questioned a bloke who was well and truly parked in the disabled parking spot at the front of the restaurant. Serves me right, or did it? He whipped his bike trousers up and displayed his prosthesis. That was embarrassing, for me, I did recover though. However, I did ask him why he didn’t display his disabled badge, apparently they are knickable. ok. (is knickable a word?)
The next part of the rant.
Please wait until the car that has just filled up with fuel to pay for their fuel and move, before squeezing your bike in between the pump and the car. It’s not very thoughtful, especially when the owner of said car comes over and can’t get into the car, because your bloody bike is in the way. The driver had a word. The CCTV footage is entertaining.
What’s also not in the slightest bit cool is you having to paddle your bike back, so the driver can get in, whilst STILL PUMPING PETROL. Idiot of the day award.
I don’t know when I became a critic, however, does common sense not come into it? Why are there so many bikers that spoil it for the majority of considerate ‘thinking’ bikers. Dear goodness, get the proper gear, get a bike that fits, and you know, no one likes a show off. If you are going to be a total w@nk on our forecourt, never, ever forget we have CCTV and can pop it onto youtube in a nano-second…. so tempting.