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    BMW makes cars?

    I was at a Trader Joe's today and an attractive young blonde smiled at me and

    said-you guessed it- "I didn't know BMW made motorcycles!"

    I think I've finally turned the corner where young women feel safe talking to me,

    'cuz I'm old and cute, just like their grandpa!

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    Never pass up an opportunity to offer a ride....

    Alternative response: "Oh yes, they were actually making motorcycles before they made cars!" If she's interested, start with 1923, but don't let it get boring...

    On my way up to the Kelowna BC shop a while ago, I was sitting at a red light trying to figure out where it was... so I asked the gal in the BMW convertible in the next lane, and she knew! Truly a sign of class and good taste.

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    Or from the truly enlightened gentleman who walked up to my bike in a parking lot and remarked, "huh, I didn't know that British Motor Works made bikes too!"
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    He probably wouldn't understand Birmingham Small Arms, either...

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    When my son was 8 we were driving in a friend's BMW suv. He leaned over and whispered to me "hey mom, the same people who make our motorcycles made this car! I didn't know they made cars."

    I know they make those shirts but he was dead serious. Out of the mouths of babes.
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    I rode over to the local Subway last week to pick up lunch. As I walked in the door, an adorable little African-American girl of about 6 or 7 looked up to me and said "Nice Beemer". You could have blown me over with a straw.
    'You can say what you want about the South, but I almost never hear of anyone wanting to retire to the North.

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    [QUOTE=ziegelreiter;676086]I was at a Trader Joe's today and an attractive young blonde smiled at me and

    said-you guessed it- "I didn't know BMW made motorcycles!"

    I think I've finally turned the corner where young women feel safe talking to me,

    'cuz I'm old and cute, just like their grandpa! [/QUOTE

    I "got adopted" all the time at school, later in my career, after I had turned the corner! Try having a classroom full of kids hold up hands , if there isn't a man in their home & you'll see why. Sad, but true.
    The response I get in Mexico all the time upon seeing my KY plate, is:" You rode that all the way to here?" Maybe they know about the FD failures? Or maybe it's because I've "turned the corner a bit far" Or, maybe its because the narcos didn't do me in, either way, it makes for polite conversation.

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