This really isn’t angry enough to go to the Pit. Sorry.
So I’m riding my bike on campus today to the Clinical Library to photocopy some stuff for my Big Stupid Term Paper. Since I’ve never been there, I stop and ask a guy walking by where it’s located.
“Yes it’s in that building right there. So, do you own a bike helmet?”
Oh, Christ. “No, I don’t.”
“Blah blah blah… you should really get one. Not for yourself, blah blah, if a car hits you, you’re gone.” (I kind of tuned out during his speech, evidently.)
“Um, so where’s the library?”
Dude, I assume you’re a highly educated individual, but you should know by now that people don’t like unsolicited advice/criticism/whatever. Guess what? I HAVE gotten hit by a car, last semester. And you know what it did? It made me extra-careful about watching where I was going.
If I was doing some off-road riding or anything else where I stood the chance of toppling head-first in a ravine, damn right I’d be wearing a helmet. As for now, I’m only riding my bike around campus, and doing an extremely safe job of it. So don’t tell me what to do with myself.
- tsarina, who realizes it wasn’t a huge deal but doesn’t like being the object of some asshole’s “personal mission”.