Things are not always what they seem

Discussion in 'Texas Bikers' started by Brian Walker, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. Brian Walker

    Brian Walker Guest

    I just came back from Tampa Florida. As tired as I am (and sick too), I
    went down to breakfast. Since my house is vacant for an extensive
    remodel, we're living in a suite hotel. I've been noticing all the
    little pricks around here who are going to schools for Nortel and such.
    Then you have the typical business travelers who take up the space with
    them thinking they're "all that and a bag of chips". As much as I've
    been traveling around the country, I've been seeing the same type of
    people. They hang around taking up space and talking on their cell
    phones with their bad fitting suits and flimsy "gay man's" bag over
    their shoulder. This morning though, I had to stop everyone and point
    out one aspect that's just been bugging me...and I'd like to share that
    here too.

    I went into the business center and there was some guy sitting there at
    this desktop computer and he was trying his best to look important. He
    was checking his Hotmail account and reading up on his company email
    (which he gets on his Hotmail account). I needed to use the printer
    just to print a couple documents for the day, and since I'm in a hotel
    I didn't think to hook one up in my room...just to use for once or
    maybe twice. I *do* have a desktop computer and four laptops (one is my
    work laptop) which we use in my room, but no printer. Well, I asked the
    guy if he was going to be long. This twat turns around and looks me up
    and down as if to want to degrade or intimidate me and says "yes, I
    just might be". I looked back at how he was dressed and compared it to
    my dress. He was sitting there in this big comfy chair wearing a suit
    and his hair slicked back. I was standing there wearing a ball cap, HD
    t-shirt that I picked up someplace, jeans with the knees knocked out
    and flip-flop sandals. "Okay" I responded as I walked back out to wait.
    Before I could get back, another one of these "whoo-hoo" duds popped
    into his place and again...was checking his company email on Hotmail.
    He was opening these little spreadsheets that looked like someone's
    birthday list or something. This guy went even further to check the
    latest news on MSNBC! Well, politely I asked him if he'd be long, as I
    was standing there holding a flash card with a single pdf document on
    it which I needed just a moment to print. This guy proceeded to do the
    same thing as the other. When he did, I simply pulled up a chair and
    sat just to the right rear of him to watch every move he made on the
    computer and to read every word in each document. He then turned and
    asked in a sarcastic voice "would you mind giving me some privacy". At
    this point, I lost it! These stupid assholes want privacy? They believe
    they're some sort of important? I bolted out of my chair and told this
    smart mouthed jackass what he could do with his privacy! If he thought
    he was so freaking important, then what the hell is he doing on a
    business computer owned by a hotel. This jackass didn't even have an
    email account that his company would give him. Everything about these
    bastards is borrowed. They borrow a car to get someplace, they borrow a
    room to stay a night, they borrow a computer to check a borrowed email
    account! Whew! I shamed that dumbshit down so much, I was even calling
    his suit (that didn't fit) "borrowed".

    After all this, my wife then pointed out how I might be standing there
    dressed the way I was but at least what I had was mine. She even got in
    on the show by saying how people who are "important" at least have a
    company to give them a laptop computer and an email account. The guy at
    the hotel desk made a comment to them that if they needed a connection
    to the internet, the rooms have it provided. I guess I wasn't the only
    one fed up with looking at those people wandering around trying to be
    important and such.

    What's the moral you might ask? Well, these are the same people in our
    society who believe they're "successful". They bounce from place to
    place believing they are someone who's more important than anyone else.
    I've got news for everyone...people who are successful and important
    don't have to borrow computers. They have companies give them one. The
    successful and important people don't operate their company email off
    Hotmail, they have a company provide it. The people who have companies
    think highly of them also don't have to pay for what they need, the
    company is more than glad to provide them with everything.

    That's *my* rant!

    Oh, BTW...IT'S TOO FREAKING COLD HERE IN TEXAS!!!
     
    Brian Walker, Dec 7, 2006
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  2. Brian Walker

    Vic Guest

    Interesting rant Brian. I'm just curious, do you think the above incident
    will prompt you to buy your own printer to use while away from home, or
    will you continue to 'borrow' the one at the hotel?...lol.

    Really cold up here in Michigan too. Hope the rest of your day goes
    better for you then how it started out.

    Regards,

    Vic
     
    Vic, Dec 7, 2006
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  3. Brian Walker

    BJayKana Guest

    TOP POST.
    [email protected],net
    Brian, first I wanna say, =your commentary= was interesting, and
    humorous, and may I say, well written. You are almost as good with words
    and phrases as your Father.
    It was a ==bit lengthly===, and is the reason I am top posting my
    response.
    You did say a coupla odd thang's, and I
    zeroed in on them of course, because thats part of the ''usenet 101''
    teachings.
    Plus, I couldn't resist, because of your
    ‘‘Post Subject Title’’
    I learned this the hard way, when I first started reading this fine
    group.
    I pretty much can say I learned this talent from reading you, Louie, and
    MotganKane's responses on here thru the years. <g>
    You are amost as good as Henry over on Reekyville, oh yeah and that
    little fart, (iggy), from Florida. You mentioned him on here lately, I
    recall.<g>
    Anyway, the deal is ''taking stuff out of context''. Most folks will do
    it, if they spot something that warrants it. <g>
    so here goes:

    ~Brian said. (I snipped to this part)
    ‘‘This twat turns around and looks me up and down as if to want to
    degrade or intimidate me and says "yes, I just might be". I looked back
    at how he was dressed and compared it to my dress.’’
    ---chuckle--

    (Then on down)- Brian said this;
    ‘‘After all this, my wife then pointed out how I might be standing
    there dressed the way I was but at least what I had was mine.’’
    ---chuckle---

    (See, I'm getting good! This is all in fun, hope ya' git a laff out of
    it) --bjay--

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Brian's =fine= post, in its entirety--
    (Brian Walker)
    I just came back from Tampa Florida. As tired as I am (and sick too), I
    went down to breakfast. Since my house is vacant for an extensive
    remodel, we're living in a suite hotel. I've been noticing all the
    little pricks around here who are going to schools for Nortel and such.
    Then you have the typical business travelers who take up the space with
    them thinking they're "all that and a bag of chips". As much as I've
    been traveling around the country, I've been seeing the same type of
    people. They hang around taking up space and talking on their cell
    phones with their bad fitting suits and flimsy "gay man's" bag over
    their shoulder. This morning though, I had to stop everyone and point
    out one aspect that's just been bugging me...and I'd like to share that
    here too.
    I went into the business center and there was some guy sitting there at
    this desktop computer and he was trying his best to look important. He
    was checking his Hotmail account and reading up on his company email
    (which he gets on his Hotmail account). I needed to use the printer just
    to print a couple documents for the day, and since I'm in a hotel I
    didn't think to hook one up in my room...just to use for once or maybe
    twice. I *do* have a desktop computer and four laptops (one is my work
    laptop) which we use in my room, but no printer. Well, I asked the guy
    if he was going to be long. This twat turns around and looks me up and
    down as if to want to degrade or intimidate me and says "yes, I just
    might be". I looked back at how he was dressed and compared it to my
    dress. He was sitting there in this big comfy chair wearing a suit and
    his hair slicked back. I was standing there wearing a ball cap, HD
    t-shirt that I picked up someplace, jeans with the knees knocked out and
    flip-flop sandals. "Okay" I responded as I walked back out to wait.
    Before I could get back, another one of these "whoo-hoo" duds popped
    into his place and again...was checking his company email on Hotmail. He
    was opening these little spreadsheets that looked like someone's
    birthday list or something. This guy went even further to check the
    latest news on MSNBC! Well, politely I asked him if he'd be long, as I
    was standing there holding a flash card with a single pdf document on it
    which I needed just a moment to print. This guy proceeded to do the same
    thing as the other. When he did, I simply pulled up a chair and sat just
    to the right rear of him to watch every move he made on the computer and
    to read every word in each document. He then turned and asked in a
    sarcastic voice "would you mind giving me some privacy". At this point,
    I lost it! These stupid assholes want privacy? They believe they're some
    sort of important? I bolted out of my chair and told this smart mouthed
    jackass what he could do with his privacy! If he thought he was so
    freaking important, then what the hell is he doing on a business
    computer owned by a hotel. This jackass didn't even have an email
    account that his company would give him. Everything about these bastards
    is borrowed. They borrow a car to get someplace, they borrow a room to
    stay a night, they borrow a computer to check a borrowed email account!
    Whew! I shamed that dumbshit down so much, I was even calling his suit
    (that didn't fit) "borrowed".
    After all this, my wife then pointed out how I might be standing there
    dressed the way I was but at least what I had was mine. She even got in
    on the show by saying how people who are "important" at least have a
    company to give them a laptop computer and an email account. The guy at
    the hotel desk made a comment to them that if they needed a connection
    to the internet, the rooms have it provided. I guess I wasn't the only
    one fed up with looking at those people wandering around trying to be
    important and such.
    What's the moral you might ask? Well, these are the same people in our
    society who believe they're "successful". They bounce from place to
    place believing they are someone who's more important than anyone else.
    I've got news for everyone...people who are successful and important
    don't have to borrow computers. They have companies give them one. The
    successful and important people don't operate their company email off
    Hotmail, they have a company provide it. The people who have companies
    think highly of them also don't have to pay for what they need, the
    company is more than glad to provide them with everything.
    That's *my* rant!
    Oh, BTW...IT'S TOO FREAKING COLD HERE IN TEXAS!!!
     
    BJayKana, Dec 7, 2006
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  4. Brian Walker

    Brian Walker Guest

    It took you all of 20 minutes...not including the time it took for you
    to read it. In all these months, it must've been lonely for you.

    It's nice to see you're still infatuated with me...
     
    Brian Walker, Dec 7, 2006
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  5. Brian Walker

    Brian Walker Guest

    Wow! Okay, so when you say you're getting "dressed up"...we now know
    what you mean?

    That's okay and all, just as long as we have that out of the way and
    everything. I didn't want you to get the wrong impression. When I say
    "dress", I refer to the attire and not an article. When you say
    "dress", you're imagining dudes wearing women's clothing?

    Weird, but whatever!
     
    Brian Walker, Dec 7, 2006
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  6. Brian Walker

    BJayKana Guest

    Hey Vic, and you?
    Me too.

    B. Jay Kana--
    NETexas
    03Valk-&-98 Magna
    Have a Dandy Day--
     
    BJayKana, Dec 7, 2006
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  7. Brian Walker

    Gary Walker Guest


    Without regard to your opinion(s) of the lobby users, I
    think(IMO) if you had changed you request from:

    "going to be long"

    to:

    "could I ask you to print this small flash drive document for me, please"

    You would have been met with much less resistance. I
    did assume/read that all you wanted was the document
    printed? That task could've have been completed with
    the most minimal disruption to the current user's busy
    activities. And, you didn't really need to boot the user
    off the computer entirely.

    I suspect the current computer user detected your frus-
    tration when he responded - "I just might be". Person-
    ally, I would've replied - "maybe, what do you want to
    do".

    But, I can certainly identify with your narrative. Been
    there, done that myself. I just try to be more subtle now.

    Gary
     
    Gary Walker, Dec 7, 2006
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  8. Brian Walker

    BJayKana Guest


    Bjay:
    Wow! Okay, so when you say you're getting "dressed up"...we now know
    what you mean?
    That's okay and all, just as long as we have that out of the way and
    everything. I didn't want you to get the wrong impression.
    When I say "dress", I refer to the attire and not an article. When you
    say "dress", you're imagining dudes wearing women's clothing?
    Weird, but whatever! Brian~




    Brian, in relation to motorcycle attire, I would never use that term to
    describe, putting on my Gear/Leather and stuff.
    Therefore, you'll never, ever read =me= saying; I ''dressed up''. I read
    your entire post, but I took a little bit out of context, to kid you.
    <g>
    I thought it was funny.
    But that is beside the point, I was kidding around how we =all= are
    =guilty= of picking out those certain ideal little words and phrases,
    that are included and/or part of what/how we all write in esponses to
    others, to be cute. <g>
    Dont you agree? <g>

    B. Jay Kana--
    NETexas
    03Valk-&-98 Magna
    Have a Dandy Day--
     
    BJayKana, Dec 7, 2006
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  9. Brian Walker

    Brian Walker Guest

    So, let me get this straight:
    You put on leather, pose on your motorcycle, wave and give others a
    "thumbs up", wait for your "kitchen pass"...and imagine dudes in
    women's clothing?

    I guess everyone has to do something...
     
    Brian Walker, Dec 7, 2006
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  10. Brian Walker

    BJayKana Guest


    ''Brian, in relation to motorcycle attire, I would never use that term
    to describe, putting on my Gear/Leather and stuff. Therefore, you'll
    never, ever read =me= saying; I ''dressed up''. I read your entire post,
    but I took a little bit out of context, to kid you. <g>
    I thought it was funny.
    But that is beside the point, I was kidding around how we =all= are
    =guilty= of picking out those certain ideal certain words and phrases,
    that are included and/or part of what/how we all write in responses to
    others, to be cute. <g>
    Dont you agree? <g>
    B. Jay Kana--
    NETexas
    03Valk-&-98 Magna
    Have a Dandy Day--




    (brian walker)
    So,Bjay, let me get this straight:
    You put on leather, pose on your motorcycle, wave and give others a
    "thumbs up", wait for your "kitchen pass"...and imagine dudes in women's
    clothing?
    I guess everyone has to do something...



    (sorta like that)
    Brian,apparantly, above is your method/version of taking stuff out of
    context, and honestly, it was humorous the way you wrote it.
    But, your version/method does not show quotes, like I did in mine of
    what you actually wrote, word by word. <g> (;~}.
    Above what you wrote in response to me is misCharacterizing, what I
    (sorta) wrote.
    All in fun, on this nice, sunny Saturday, atleast it is over here.
    (chuckle)

    B. Jay Kana--
    NETexas
    03Valk-&-98 Magna
    Have a Dandy Day--
     
    BJayKana, Dec 7, 2006
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  11. Brian Walker

    Vic Guest

    Gosh Brian, I thought you'd be happy to hear from me, lol. I can't see where
    I said anything that might have offended you? Heck, I even chatted a bit
    about the weather, lol. You'll have to excuse my curiosity, it's just not
    very often you see some one get so excited over what most people would
    consider a minor inconvenience. I couldn't help but wonder if you'd taken
    steps to see that it didn't happen again, that's all. Lord knows, no one
    should have to go through life putting up with what you had to put up with
    this morning, lol. All those 'borrowers', it must have been hell, lol.
    If, in your opinion, rolling my eyes and chuckling about all the
    'borrowers' you had to put up with this morning constitutes infatuation, I
    won't try and argue the point with you, lol. Again, hope your day went a
    lot better then it started.

    Vic
     
    Vic, Dec 7, 2006
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  12. Brian Walker

    Brian Walker Guest

    I don't have "bad" days.

    Since you're so determined to stalk me: I tried to get some rest from
    the past several weeks, but my phone wouldn't stop ringing from all the
    people all over the country trying to arrange travel in the next couple
    weeks before Christmas and the year's end. It seems I've had many
    people who decided to wait and are now trying to figure out ways to get
    me onsite...even though I've been telling them I've booked up December
    back in September. I also tried to get my car worked on (long overdue
    projects and neglect...adding bigger cams, injectors, changing the
    timing belts, new clutch, and a couple interior issues), but didn't
    find anyone to do the work today. Everyone wants to work on it tomorrow
    and into the weekend, so I have to drop it off then. I went by and
    checked on the progress with my house and saw it was going well. The
    floors and cabinets are out now and the contractors are starting on the
    new walls. I left the list for them and pointed out a couple things I
    hadn't noticed before. I spent the day running around in my jeep since
    my car is going into the shop. Trying to get caught up on everything
    before going back on the road next week is tough, but not a problem for
    me.

    My day didn't start out bad...I can't speak for the twats I ran into at
    the business center though. Perhaps a loser/nobody like yourself would
    let some loser/nobody like what I ran into affect the entire day, but
    loser/nobodys aren't worth my time/effort. If you honestly read into my
    posting that some nobody like those two would make for a bad day,
    you're sorely mistaken. Personally, I enjoyed pointing out what a
    nobody that one guy was.
     
    Brian Walker, Dec 8, 2006
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  13. Brian Walker

    Brian Walker Guest

    I guess to some pussy who can't pass a small group of motorcycles on a
    4 lane highway with shoulders and on a motorcycle yourself without
    throwing a tantrum by flipping lights to bright and honking horns at
    them...while screaming and spitting inside your helmet, the answer
    would be to cry and whine to a desk clerk about being in "line".
    I think you should trash your (correct) spell checker and start
    actually reading the context of your postings.

    That being said, I didn't figure a usenet pussy like you would even
    come close to understand anything in my post.
     
    Brian Walker, Dec 8, 2006
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  14. Brian Walker

    Bill Walker Guest

    LMAO.. Poor ol'Bill Fright is something, isn't he ? hmmm.. Wonder if he
    is still making movies, or some such shit ? I think you are overstating his
    reactions to that group of riders, on that fateful day.. I doubt seriously
    that
    the boy could bring himself to actually confront anyone like that..
    <chuckle>
    Hell.. who knows, they might even ditch him and kick his fat ass..

    Bill Walker
    Irving
     
    Bill Walker, Dec 8, 2006
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  15. Brian Walker

    Brian Walker Guest

    Yeah, I forgot all about those movie offers he was making around
    here...kinda sorta like the trike building offers we've seen, huh?

    Nah, I believe he sat behind those motorcyclists flashing his lights,
    honking his horn and just generally throwing a tantrum. Those
    motorcyclists probably had a good chuckle about it too.
     
    Brian Walker, Dec 8, 2006
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  16. Brian Walker

    Bill Walker Guest

    LOL... What's to "know".. You posted it.. let the chips fall where they
    will..
    <evil grin> If your own post is to be believed (which I seriously doubt)
    you
    made an ass out of yourself on the highway (I don't think you've got that
    kind
    of balls).. then, you posted it on a motorcycle newsgroup and made an ass
    out
    of yourself, again.. yuk, yuk.. that's all, folks..
     
    Bill Walker, Dec 8, 2006
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  17. Brian Walker

    Bill Walker Guest

    ROTFL... bet'cha Brian can figure out how to get past a group of motorcycle
    riders on the highway without making a complete ass out of himself.. whether
    he's riding a Harley, wearing a Harley t-shirt, or riding a Honda..
    According
    to you, that's a major problem when you try to ride.. wha'cha think, sparky
    ?
     
    Bill Walker, Dec 8, 2006
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  18. Brian Walker

    Brian Walker Guest

    Or c) they stop by the HD dealers of the cities they visit and pick up
    a t-shirt to remind them of where they've been.

    Oh by the way, (comma...proper usage) your "a)" doesn't make a bit of
    sense. It's a t-shirt! Nobody makes friends by the t-shirts they wear!
    Or I could go to the business center and use theirs for the one time
    I'd need it.

    Only a disfunctional idiot would buy a new printer to only print one
    page document and that's it.

    Then again, look who suggested buying a printer for that one page use...
     
    Brian Walker, Dec 11, 2006
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  19. Brian Walker

    Brian Walker Guest

    So far, the only dealership I've been into to buy one of those "fad"
    t-shirts and the people weren't nice and friendly was Curly's in
    Greensboro NC. My favorite two places were Temecula and Orange Park
    Florida. Now those two knew how to have a good time!

    The one in Raleigh NC was cool, but not the same. They had this little
    piece of cut steel on the curb. I stopped and asked what it was for and
    they said to ride the motorcycles from the parking lot to the showroom.
    I told them that one day they'd learn to ride the motorcycles where
    they wouldn't need a ramp to get up a 2" curb.

    Maybe if Bill Fright would spend a little less time honking his horn
    and flashing his lights at other motorcyclists, he might be able to get
    along with them enough to enjoy himself...as opposed to wishing dudes
    had a pussy...
     
    Brian Walker, Dec 11, 2006
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  20. Brian Walker

    Brian Walker Guest

    How do you know what I'm "capable" of? You've never met me.

    I'll tell you one thing I *am* capable of, I'm capable of riding with
    other motorcyclists and riding the way I want without having to get
    pissed off and make an ass of myself. I'm also capable of having a nice
    time with others around me instead of sitting around being a lonely
    bitter slug like you've proven yourself to be.
     
    Brian Walker, Dec 11, 2006
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