So, I went for a blast around the watersports centre this evening. Near to the end of a pleasant ride, I saw a family, complete with cute kid on one of those tricycles with a handle on a stick, for risk averse parentys who don’t want their kids to learn to be independent.
So, the cute child, aged about 3 or 4, says in a loud clear voice, “Look, Daddy. There’s the unicycler we saw before.”
So far so good. In fact, full marks to the kid for remembering the word unicicyle, and constructing the logically correct noun “unicycler” from his new pice of knowledge.
Then the child shouts after me, “Hey! Unicycle woman!”
Hmmmmm. For those who don’t know, I’m a 42 year old bloke.
do you have flowing long hair? that confuses the hell out of children. I’ve literally made 3-4 year olds cry when i talk. fortunately their folks found it funny. I’m 6’4 with really long blonde hair, i also have a fairly deep voice. Children under a certain age often go by hair length as one of the key factors in determining whether you’re a man or a woman. They’ve come up to me to hand me tickets(usher at a theatre) and when i say “thank you” or something, my deep voice confuses them and a few times they’ve started to cry. in conclusion, it coulda been worse.
The other day I was trying to hop up this scary staitcase thing on a narrow mountain trail when a lady and her kids,one of them about 4 or 5 hiked past.The little kid stared for a minute,and said:“hey mister,you wanna come with us to my house?”
I get this all the time, what with my long hair. I had a load of builders once who shouted loudly that they wanted to sniff my seat (eeeew gross). Oh and the guy in the supermarket when I had a small uni with me who told me that he’d seen a woman with a really really big wheeled one of those yesterday and described me somewhere where I was on my commute.
The worst comment I got was last summer. I was sucking wind up a hill, and falling behind the 2 other Cokers I was riding with. Once I got to the top I was a good 200 yards behind. That’s when the guys working on their pick-up truck said: “Look there’s another one. Lets get your gun and shoot him.”