Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Rode up to the shopping plaza and parked on the footpath between two steel posts so as not to cause an obstruction (legal to park on the footpath here) Guy out the front of his shop sucking on a cig. (fire on one end, fool on the other) Bald head, T shirt proclaiming Harley Hog. "Hoi ya parked right on the pedestrian crossing" he snarls. I had a look. There is a ped crossing on the roadway, 3 metres from where I was. If you lined it up I guess you could say I was parked in line with the ped crossing, although the walkers would be well off the crossing and onto the concourse by the time they got to my bike. Pedantic. But no worries, pushed the bike out of line with the crossing, thereby causing a minor obstruction to any confused Harley riders that may want to walk over that way. "There ya go" I exclaimed....Reasonable sort of person I can be.
When I came back out five minutes later there were three people lined up to talk to me.
"What a lovely bike"......."How much did it cost, lovely" "What a beautiful colour"
Chatted to my audience for a while. Gave chrome dome a big grin and rode away. *&^% him!!