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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

You Know What's Fun? Scaring People!

I startled or scared no less than three people on my way into work yesterday. 1 by accident, 2 on purpose. It was fun. Well, the on purpose ones were fun. The other one made me feel like a bit of a tool; you know how when you're riding up behind people on a path and have to decide whether to announce your presence (which sometimes makes them scatter in all directions) or just slide by quietly? Well, I misjudged on this one. Maybe I really should just get a bell.

Anyway, here, for your enjoyment, is a video showing me startle or scare three people:





Yer Pal,
R A N T W I C K

6 comments:

Steve A said...

The shadow of that camera looks like a rhino horn!

cafiend said...

You are so kind and gentle.

I was riding to work one day in Annapolis, MD. On the fixed gear the bike made very little noise. Coming down a street a few blocks from work I saw a coworker who lived on that street and habitually walked his commute. Usually we exchanged normal greetings, but a fiendish impulse seized me that day. About ten feet behind him I let loose a primal scream. He leaped straight up, twisting in the air, eyes wide, mouth open in shocked terror. We both burst into laughter, which was fortunate. If he'd been a grouchy type he would have had a perfectly good excuse to slam me to the ground and start kicking me.

Anonymous said...

Hah! Good job! (both Mr. Wick and that the above person)

:)

RANTWICK said...

Steve - indeed. I thought it more robot-ish

Cafiend - Atta boy.

Anon - Mr. Wick! I like that.

Anonymous said...

lama says: payback is sweet my friend....

RANTWICK said...

Lama - Uh oh. You know, I've always counted you among my most favourite people...

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