Yesterday, we met a friend at Starbucks to see his new puppy. Before you get too excited, we were outside on the patio on what was a beautiful, 70ish degree day. The puppy was a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and it was adorable. But, that’s another blog for another day.
Anyway, we are sitting there talking to our friend for a few hours and motorcycles keep passing by. After a while, two Harleys pull in and the owners walk over. The husband sits down and the wife goes in to grab some drinks. He notices the dog and strikes up a conversation. He mentions they have a Maltese and they spoil it rotten. We tell them about our 4.6 pound Chi-a-poo (chihuahua poodle mix) and how ridiculously spoiled she is.
Rose and I are really great at making new friends. It seems almost everywhere we go, we make a new friend, and a lot of times we meet people that ride like us. They each had their own motorcycle and, as most bikers do, they loved telling us about their bikes. So, what does this have to do with the price of tea in China? Absolutely nothing.
What I am getting at is if I met this couple anywhere else without the motorcycle boots and gear, I probably wouldn’t have know they were bikers. And that is the case for a lot of people that ride. If you had seen Rose or I in our street clothes, you probably wouldn’t have known we ride either. Fact is, a lot of bikers out there are doctors, lawyers, and business professionals. If you saw them in their field, you might not have any idea that they ride motorcycles
Sure, you will always have some bad eggs, but a lot of bikers are the most caring, giving people you will ever meet. Turns out the couple we met know some of our friends from a town or two over. They welcomed us to swing by their house and go for a ride with them sometime. It reminds me how small the world really is, and how there really are some great people out there. If you can’t smile after meeting someone like that, then there is something wrong with you. What a great day to be alive.
So, smile, be happy and make a new friend today. See ya soon!