Got into a packed lift today and one of my clients started having a dig at me.
"Bloody Couriers they take up so much space" (he was referring to my bag)
Then another client joined in sarcastically about cyclists taking up space on the road.
Agreeing with them worked really well.
" Yes and we park our bloody bikes on the road also... Why shouldn't we block two lanes of traffic just to park our bicycles?"
"And why don't cyclists like me pay to use our roads?"
A random person in the lift joined in "Yeah"
"Cyclists don't pay taxes, rent or even council rates."
"Cyclists should clearly be paying registration to insure us for the 0.2 people we kill a year."
"75% of Adult cyclists shouldn't be allowed to leave their registered motorvehicles at home"
Then it was time to jump out....
If only the lift conversation lasted forever.
What would you have said?