Running along the towpath last year, I run passed a group of park-bench drinkers. I got a shout that really summarises the mentality... 'Go Lance Go'. Clearly I had no counter-reply, but his companions set about correcting his sporting knowledge as I ran out of ear-shot! I think I didnt stop smiling the whole way home.
Until earlier this week it was nothing more than the usual 'get those knees up' nuggets of orginality from local pre-teens. I was running up the main street on Wednesday night and a charming young man hanging out of the window of a people carrier called me a 'stupid slut'
I can usually let the piss taking comments roll off me but I thought that was just nasty and uncalled for.
Never had any real insults whilst on the run apart from the usual mouthy chavs, but I very often get abuse on the bike. My all time favourite was "get of the roads you twat hat" whilst attempting to mate his wing mirror with my brake lever. Its amazing the damage a well used cleat can do to a rear wing ......
Just this lunchtime I ran past a complete stranger who called me a 'chav '!
Is it possible to be a chav if you're in your mid 30s, married and an accountant?
Did you have your Burberry leggings on?
Xyloid wrote (see)
Did you have your Burberry leggings on?
No Burberry anywhere! No onesie, hoodie, medalion, or Oasis beanie.
Never seen so many first time posters involved in one topic. Interesting.
Very good one yesterday running past the high school at go home time, large group of teenagers started to sing "I see you baby, shakin that ass, shakin that ass"
Its not that big !!!! it make me laugh out loud and after a wave and a thumbs up I got a massive cheer and a clap ..... brilliant.
i came up behind some elderly walkers on a trail run and thought they'd spotted me but clearly hadn't as one old duffer seemed shocked as i passed him. he then began to shout at me saying i should follow the 'countryside code' and make a loud noise to warn them of me. i shouted back something to do with victor meldrew and kept running.
The general consensus of opinion from men in cars is that because I run I must masturbate a lot or I should go and masturbate or words to that effect. I do but not on request.
Also I run with my dogs, one of which is three legs which is more noticeable when we slow down or stop so I have received dozens of suprised comments. Oddly "That dog has one leg" is by far the most common or people tell me your dog has a leg missing" in a tone that suggests I need to run back and find it.
Being told I had "nice trousers" by a pensioner at a bus stop whilst staring directly at my lycra clad groin was disturbing. Credit where credit is due she must of had good eyesight, after a 15 miler she'd have needed it.
I got a fairly explicit business offer from some spotty teenager a couple of years ago. I blinked confusedly for a bit and then told him he couldn't afford me.I'm not really sure whether it was the tatty polo shirt, frizzy hair or baggy jogging bottoms that screamed 'prostitute' at him.
Like others in this thread I've heard many children telling me to "KEEP THOSE KNEES UP"
I was also compared with Mo Farah when a young boy in a nearby estate told me to do the Mobot when he saw me running past.
One high school boy shouted over to me, "How do you get your feet into those?" (He was commenting on my Vibram FiveFingers)
I was jogging barefoot around the local park one hot day but the only question I got was from and old man on a bicycle, "Are you doing the Olympics?"
Usually I just smile and keep going
Last week I was running along a forest path. I stopped off the trail to stretch a bit and take an energy gel. A grandmother and two toddlers walked by. I hear one of the wee kids say, "What's he doin'?" She says, "He's drinking something but I don't know what it is" and then hurries them along. I wonder if she thought I ran all the way up there to take drugs.....
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