Just wanted to share a funny ride story from several months ago… I’m going around OSU and as usual some of the students are not paying enough attention. You know what I mean, talking on their cell phone, jay-walking, etc. I always stop for pedestrians going through crosswalks, so it’s not like I’m anti-walkers.
Anyways I honk at this chick who obliviously is crossing the street when the light is green (for the cars, not for her.) Granted, Neela’s horn doesn’t sound very angry, it’s more like a “toot toot” than a “a-oooo-ga” but still, I tried. Well I succeeded in getting her attention but not in convincing her to mozy across the street a little quicker. She takes a break from her cell phone conversation and gives a happy wave, and I swear I heard like a weird giggle. Whaaat? I’m bewildered, totally wondering what the heck she is so happy about. It took me a good 5 seconds to realize what it was…
She thought I was checking her out!!! Ohhhh! Wow. Uhm, yea I wasn’t Chick, I just wanted you to get out of my way since I had the right of way. Of course, it probably didn’t help that with my gear on (including a full face helmet) she probably assumed I was a guy. So note to oblivious and conceited folks, if someone honks at you, it just MAY be because they want you to get out of the way, or because you are doing something stupid, not because they are checking you out.
If you want to upgrade your horn, a monster one is this Bad Boy.