today, was off to the bank. had to deposit some cash, finally a customer had paid me!! i finally have maybe 1 day of fresh air, but thats beside the point. I pulled up at the bank in lilydale (ANZ) for those that know it, and went nose in ](*,) due to the traffic coming up from behind over a slight blind rise. i noticed a very old lady on the path way, in front of the newsagent, moving very very slowly and taking her time checing out the people as they walked past and generally just making her way down the path. i went in, deposited the cash, and came out to find her, and her walking frame off the path, in my parking space, and looking at my very cool, sporty(ish), and very loud ninja 650rl LOL. I thought, uh-oh, she is gunna have a go at me for being a young punk, with a noisey obtrusive bike, that does nobody any good, and was expectiing to be call a plethora of old school remarks. BUT NO...... she was looking at me putting my helmet on, and just kept watching. I politely said, "hi, how are you today?" she said "fine thanks" in a very quiet and almost retreating, but inquisitive way. She mentioned that her husband, when he was 85, gave up riding because he just felt he was going to have or cause an accident. but he missed it till the day he died. then she said, "your bike is a beauty!". i sort of just thanked her, and said how much i loved riding, and i understood her husbands love for riding. she then said she gave up driving as well, "you cant be to sure when you are my age she said". she said have a nice day, i said the same. then I rode off as quietly as i possibly could, coz that lady was awesome!! totally didn't expect her response. And to have her make her way down the gutter (no easy task), just to say hello, and admire my bike, so much win. she was great, i only hope this world wont steal my zest for life, and jade me to much by her age (she was easily 90). made my day!