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Motorcycle awareness story

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by Flipper, May 30, 2006.

  1. I got this in an email the other day, did anyone else get it? Anyway, thought I might share it with you all.....




    I saw you,
    hug your purse closer to you in the grocery store line.
    But, you didn't see me,
    put an extra $10.00 in the collection plate last Sunday.

    I saw you,
    pull your child closer when we passed each other on the sidewalk.
    But, you didn't see me,
    playing Santa at the local mall.

    I saw you,
    change your mind about going into the restaurant.
    But, you didn't see me,
    attending a meeting to raise more money for the hurricane relief.

    I saw you,
    roll up your window and shake your head when I drove by.
    But, you didn't see me,
    riding behind you when you flicked your cigarette butt out the car window.

    I saw you,
    frown at me when I smiled at your children.
    But, you didn't see me,
    when I took time off from work to run toys to the homeless.

    I saw you,
    stare at my long hair.
    But, you didn't see me,
    and my friends cut ten inches off for Locks of Love.

    I saw you,
    roll your eyes at our leather coats and gloves.
    But, you didn't see me,
    and my brothers donate our old coats and gloves to those that had none.

    I saw you,
    look in fright at my tattoos.
    But, you didn't see me,
    cry as my children were born and have their names written over my arm and in my heart.

    I saw you,
    change lanes while rushing off to go somewhere.
    But, you didn't see me,
    going home to be with my family.

    I saw you,
    complain about how loud and noisy our bikes can be.
    But, you didn't see me,
    when you were changing the CD and drifted into my lane.

    I saw you,
    yelling at your kids in the car.
    But, you didn't see me,
    pat my child's hands, knowing he was safe behind me.

    I saw you,
    reading the map as you drove down the road.
    But, you didn't see me,
    squeeze my wife's leg when she told me to take the next turn.

    I saw you,
    race down the road in the rain.
    But, you didn't see me,
    get soaked to the skin so my son could have the car to go on his date.

    I saw you,
    run the yellow light just to save a few minutes of time.
    But, you didn't see me,
    trying to turn right.

    I saw you,
    cut me off because you needed to be in the lane I was in.
    But, you didn't see me,
    leave the road.

    I saw you,
    waiting impatiently for my friends to pass.
    But, you didn't see me.
    I wasn't there.

    I saw you,
    go home to your family.
    But, you didn't see me.
    Because, I died that day you cut me off.

    I was just a biker,.....
    A person with friends and a family.
    But, you didn't see me.
     
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  2. YEAH... its sad but we got it a while ago... Its maybe worth stickying it in the general thread as a warning / reminder to all riders...
     
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  3. One of the guys posted that up here last week or so, but it's good to be reminded.....
     
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  4. That's Deep...
     
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  5. Sorry Undii but I looked up "Motorcycle Awareness" as that was the title when it was sent to me and I couldn't find it anywhere. I don't get time to check every thread on the forums ;)
     
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  6. Not good enough excuse :p

    I thought everyone here had time to read every post & thread in here :LOL:

    Was a great story though, and everyone I sent it to said a big THANKS :cool: so I'll pass that on to Waz who posted it originally :)
     
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  7. damn. havent seen that before. it really makes you think huh..i wish it would work on car drivers.
     
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