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what's that all about then?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by purpleR, 13 Sep 2007.

  1. purpleR

    purpleR Senior Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Had a near miss with two guys while I was going to work this morning. Was cycling downhill in rush hour traffic and these two guys tried to kick my back wheel in. They didn't manage to hit me - I swerved slightly out of their way but it was close.

    Funny thing is, they were fairly decently dressed Standard Life types in their twenties, not twelve year old gadgies. Maybe they were drunk?

    Very random :smile:
     
  2. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    Clothes don't make the man...
     
  3. OP
    OP
    purpleR

    purpleR Senior Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Very true and that's me showing my prejudice there. Just seemed a bit incongruous is all. :smile:
     
  4. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    Incongruous - compliments on your use of language purpleR, I all to frequently catch myself not using good language that I know.

    A limited amount of prejudice is a good thing IMO, as it helps keep you safe. I would also argue that it is more playing on liklihood rather than all out prejudice. You are more likely to get knocked about by a couple of chavs drinking warm stella in the street than a couple of suits.
     
  5. Road Fiddler

    Road Fiddler New Member

    possibly a couple of warm stella chavs on there way to court dressed in the finest :smile:
     
  6. asterix

    asterix Comrade Member

    Location:
    Limoges or York
    Nope, never judge a sausage by its skin.. In York there is often trouble on racedays involving smartly dressed men in suits.
     
  7. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    And ladies who are, in Ross Noble's immortal phrase "Mutton dressed as pig.."

    Acutally, maybe the ladies don't cause trouble, I just like any excuse to use the phrase...:smile:
     
  8. I've always wondered what the impact of a well aimed punch would be on one of these plonkers, say at 25mph+!!!
     

  9. Arf :smile::biggrin:- that makes me laugh every time and is one I quote frequently
     
  10. JamesAC

    JamesAC Senior Member

    Location:
    London
    .. a broken wrist??

    :smile:
     
  11. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    i very often use the phrase 'mutton dressed as shoot'! :smile:
     
  12. 515mm

    515mm Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carmarthenshire
    "All dressed up and no-one to blow."

    Usually goes down well....:smile:
     
  13. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Saw a chap wobbling down the pavement/road at about 5.30pm on the way home - casually dressed, but reasonably smart. Gave him a wide berth as he had had rather a few glasses of pop and was all over the place..... not until I passed did I notice the rather damp trousers...... a real drunken bum !
     
  14. OP
    OP
    purpleR

    purpleR Senior Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Reminds me of a friend of mine who was walking up Lothian Road during the Edinburgh Festival.

    A man who had also had a few glasses of pop had people jumping out of his way. Wasn't until he got closer my friend realised why. He had his trousers unzipped and was 'swishing his wee' in front of him as he meandered happily home.
     
  15. mikeitup

    mikeitup Senior Member

    Location:
    Walsall
    Ahh, Danny Glover , Lethal Weapon, 1987. Great Line!!!;)