Well I got asked by my bank if I wanted a financial review and advice. I replied why would I take financial advice from a bank that was struggling, merged with another bank and then had to be rescued from complete ruin by another bank and a government bail out.
Getting out in the fresh air, the exercise of handling a bike, having a reason to get out of bed in the morning at an advanced age, all the sort of things doctors seem to recommend, did you remind her of those?
What a load of c0ck - there are guys out there riding bikes into their 80’s and 90’s.People can get repetitive strain type injuries at any age from regular actitivities from anything from motorcycle riding to using a flipping keyboard for God’s sake! - if you said you had got the strain from using a computer keyboard would she have said ‘don’t you think you are too old to be using a pc keyboard?’ :w00t: I think not!
She would (if she is any good at her job) have recommended a physiotherapist who could advise you how to avoid the problem through the use of a different technique etc.
Her comment was informed by a value judgement based on common prejudice (motorcycles are bad and people should not be riding them at all - even less so if they are not in the first flush of youth) rather than a rational assessment of the problem - Unfortunately good comebacks to people’s stupid comments often only occur to us after the event.
Blimey…how old are you then? bloody cheek…bet one of the pleasures you have that gives you that grin on your face and STOPS you being a grumpy ol sod, IS the fact you can ride your bike !!! (follow her home on your bike, filter passed her and kick her mirror and ride off)…