"Dang. Nice knowing ya, Peenworm. You must realize by now that expulsion is the next step. We can't have you bullying the rest of us and disrupting the precious 'equilibrium' of our smug little boys' club now, can we?"
"Apparently we did. All of us.
Granting both of them the benefit of the doubt, the Michelle v. Gabe exchange came down to "I'll fight hate speech however I perceive it" against "You can't tell me what to say…"
"I understand, man. I've been there. I think we've all seen the instantaneous transformation from surprise to fear to rage in a driver's eyes who didn't anticipate you being there on a bike. I know I've seethed at the…"
"Good god, what's wrong with you two? I got your back Adam, doesn't sound like you did anything to instigate the situation and just reacted with righteous indignation. Much worse things one could be accused of."
"Suede and I commuted homeward together lots of times. I can attest to the power of the John the Baptist spoke card. Safe travels indeed.
The bike is damn sweet too. And for that price, it's practically thievery. In the interests of full…"