Something very weird happened to me tonight…Which has made me start to wonder about our society today.
I took a short jaunt over to the North Shore and on my way back I hit the reserve, I thought about not stopping for fuel tonight and just going home cause it was late but then decided to just run up to the Petro Can at Hastings/Renfrew on my way home.
When I got there it looked pretty busy but the lane closest to the store was open…. So I drove up to the furthest gas pump and shut my bike off. I was off my bike and taking off my gloves and the next thing I know this middle aged, bald headed man in a grey mini van pulls right up almost touching my front tire…. And he is cursing his head off at me… “you f**king bitch” “you are only thinking of yourself” I gave him a quick F**K off and continued getting gas… apparently I took HIS spot!
He then backs up (still cursing) yelling; “you f**king bull dike (of course all women who ride bikes MUST be dikes!) I was just shaking my head and told him to calm down…He turns around and reverses up to the pumps opposite and 1 down from me…I can see him out of the corner of my eye staring… shaking his head… so I turn to him and ask “what the f**k his problem is” … he starts YELLING again… that “I’m an inconsiderate bitch” that “I am a piece of work” blah blah blah … so I ask him “why he was getting so upset … why didn’t he just drive around and park behind me?” Now I’m sorry to admit it but I have NEVER attended the school of proper refueling techniques, however where I come from a person would just drive up to the end of the lane in which they have come from, if it’s empty of course! Am I wrong?
Anyway, he still yelling and he says “ya ya… why don’t you get on your little piece of sh*t you f**king dike and get out of my face!”
So by the end of it... I rode away feeling a little upset and a lot confused wondering what our world is turning into… Are we all so strung out and angry that we have to yell and curse at complete strangers over well, NOTHING? It’s just a question… makes one wonder if this guy is this angry about me at the pumps what is the world would he do to me out on the road if I did something not of his liking? Scarey,