What would be your response?

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Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:17 pm

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sogood wrote:
il padrone wrote:"And so...? Put the leash on, it's the law!"

I thought about taking the dogmatic approach but the guy was friendly enough and I wasn't in the mood to start a pedestrian rage on a lovely Sun afternoon.

Geez, if that's what you call friendly, I'd dunno what it takes to be your enemy. It's easy being smart after the event, but maybe this is the time you need to whip out your camera phone and take evidence that the dog was off the leash. Would be even better if you could include his face and any smirks etc.,. in the frame.

Nice to have convincing evidence in case of any dispute later. Could even be useful to forward to local council with a request that some action be taken.

I'm sure this guy knows the law - but where there is no such evidence, perhaps asking if they know would be inoffensive enough to make your point - if the photo wasn't enough.

"Gee, do you mind if I compose this photo properly while your dog is mauling my leg?" :lol:

Ride away, move on. Better things to worry about.

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Postby sogood » Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:08 pm

Alex Simmons/RST wrote:"Gee, do you mind if I compose this photo properly while your dog is mauling my leg?" :lol:

Dog: Hey, this leg tastes funny. Rather plasticky with a scent of carbon. And splinters are getting stuck b/n my teeth. :lol:
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Postby brauluver » Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:19 pm

Sounds like the dog and the owner are equally thick.

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Postby sogood » Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:24 pm

brauluver wrote:Sounds like the dog and the owner are equally thick.

You are pretty close to the mark. :wink:
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Re: What would be your response?

Postby Cyclaholic » Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:39 pm

sogood wrote:Riding back from Centennial Park this afternoon and stopped at the this pedestrian crossing on William St. Beside me was this smiling guy with his vicious looking, unleashed mongrel dog, complete with ear scars. He stood there holding a folded up dog leash and then the following conversation started,

Dog owner: [looked at my bike and jokingly] Watch your wheels.
Me: Huh? What was that?
Dog owner: Be careful with your wheels.
Me: Why?
Dog owner: My dog likes to attack bike wheels. Last time it costed me $600.
Me: [silent pause out of shock] Urrr... Well, you better put the leash on then.
Dog owner: Can't. He has scars on his ears.
Me: [Say What, head spinning]....

Just then, the lights changed I rode off behind the dog and sprinted off in a slightly different direction, making sure he didn't follow.

So how would you have engaged in that conversation?


Wow, how do you respond to that, eh? :? .... sound like the sort of circumstances where I'd probably say something like "yep, sure, no worries mate" while thinking to myself "what a d###head, I'm so glad I'm me and not you"

but then again, I'm a bit of an arrogant pr##k :lol:

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Postby Mulger bill » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:04 pm

"Carbon Fibre splinters are toxic to dogs." might help.

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