Ben would be so proud…or maybe slightly chagrined

So, anyhow, I had a doctor’s appointment in lieu of lunch today, and on the long trek down 20th street from Graduate to the Musuem, I spotted a youngish fellow enjoying his lunch sitting outside by the community garden near the Horticultural Society building.

As I waited at the crosswalk for the light to change, I saw a couple riding a motorcycle. And just as I was registering their lack of headgear, I heard the outdoor lunch-eater behind me hollering:

Where’s your helmet?*

I couldn’t keep myself from laughing, and I even looked back over my shoulder to flash a grin in his direction.

I don’t think this young man saw me, however: he was already centered within himself again, enjoying his deli sandwich and the sunny day.

* Yes, I know there’s no helmet law in PA, but I personally think riding helmet-less is an unnecessary risk, and one worthy of a little street critique. So there.

4 Comments so far

  1. Tamara (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 4:12 pm

    I did my senior thesis research on people with traumatic brain injury, and I couldn’t agree more on the importance of wearing a helmet. A broken arm is nothing compared to a broken brain.

  2. Les (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 5:19 pm


  3. mel (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 9:28 pm

    I pat the top of my head in their direction with a puzzled look.

  4. Sherri W. (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2006 @ 9:15 am

    I may have to adopt the head-patting technique—subtle, polite, and still gets the point across!

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