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Getting made fun of for not being a Squid?

We are so used to making fun of squids, that we forget that squids make fun of us. I usually wouldn't care, but the situation today made me unconfortable.

I was at the Suzuki Dealership on North Avenue today. I forgot the name, but I guess it doesn't matter.

I walk in in my leathers, (coat, pants and Alpinstars Sm+ boots) and wanted to see the white busa they had in their window. As I'm looking at it, three salesmen, who were sitting on the other side of the showroom, start snickering about something to the effect of "looks like GP Moto just showed up." Then they giggled like little girls and traded stares at me.

Usually I don't care, but I though it was a little immature coming from a bunch of salespeople at a place of business...............that sells bikes!!

No one even said hi to me and I walked out. As I rode home, I saw all the dildos we usually laugh about with no helmets on.
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I get the looks.... but then again... Id rather fall and get back up then fall and take a ride in the waabulance... !!
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Them not getting business is the best laugh of all.

I'd hate for another local shop to go down, but I agree.

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I'd hate for another local shop to go down, but I agree.
Next best thing is to remember the date/time and what the person looked like and call the owner of the shop and ask why a potential customer was treated this way, especially in this economy.

If that was the owner, then go with my original plan.

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hey, fucc em and anyone that looks like 'em, i always say..
yea, employees snickering like lil' girls is unacceptable.. what happened to professionalism and competent workers? too bad ignorance isn't painful
i saw a douche just yesterday on a shiny gixxer wearin' short sleeves, khaki shorts and of course, no lid.. not even one hangin from the poser-post..
saw him later parked at a playground...

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Them not getting business is the best laugh of all.
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Next best thing is to remember the date/time and what the person looked like and call the owner of the shop and ask why a potential customer was treated this way, especially in this economy.

If that was the owner, then go with my original plan.

OK, I agree with this better.

Though Steve's way sounds more fun. (assuming you have someone to bail you out of jail afterwards)

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call up and ask for the owner. tell them how disgusted you felt and how you told your friends about the douchebag sales people.
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imo. patience is key. become friends with others at the dealership. then when they go down eventually show up at hospital full gear. iridium lens helmet walk into room. give euro flip off and walk out.

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Very immature.

Also not smart from a business standpoint. They just blew a potential sale.


Looking at you it's obvious you spend money on your hobby (motorcycling). Leathers and good gear isn't cheap, but you ponied up the cash for it. They should have looked at you as a potential for making money and come over an talked to you like real salesmen.

Their loss.

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imo. patience is key. become friends with others at the dealership. then when they go down eventually show up at hospital full gear. iridium lens helmet walk into room. give euro flip off and walk out.
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Seen sales-scum do worse. The old Young America in Madison had a couple salesmen who were betting on how far a new rider on a new gsxr750 will make it. Kid dumpped it in the parking lot and they all cheered. Needless to say they are no longer in business due to their piss poor attitudes. Jus a tidbit of info on the place, the guy that owned it is AMA's Blake Young's father.
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i think colleen/cailin saw some salesman try to wheelie a ducati or some shit at a dealership for a customer and he dumped it.

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Very immature.

Also not smart from a business standpoint. They just blew a potential sale.


Looking at you it's obvious you spend money on your hobby (motorcycling). Leathers and good gear isn't cheap, but you ponied up the cash for it. They should have looked at you as a potential for making money and come over an talked to you like real salesmen.

Their loss.
Every dealership I've been to sells gear so it is counter productive to laugh/insult a potential customer who may buy some gear for you.

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In motorcycle terms, that's like taking your Ducati to a dealer for service, and they hand you back a 1979 backfiring Honda 400 Hawk.. because after all, a bike is a bike.
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If that happened to me while I was shopping for a new bike I would have went to the next closest dealer paid sticker and then return there on the new bike and say "Looks like Moto GP just gave someone else a commission."

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Did you ever notice that every rider over the age of 50 is wearing full gear? I wonder what happened to the young squids?????

(HD riders dont count)

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Did you ever notice that every rider over the age of 50 is wearing full gear? I wonder what happened to the young squids?????

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they all "failed" and never returned to ride a motorcycle again?
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Did you ever notice that every rider over the age of 50 is wearing full gear? I wonder what happened to the young squids?????

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I was going to say "not true" until I noticed "HD riders dont count"... I did 4 day police motorcycle training class (civilian version) in MI couple of weeks ago and there were several motorcycle cops teaching, some of them over 50. Well, none of them wear gear except for gloves and HD 1/2 helmets. That is quite interesting considering that those guys put in some serious mileage in all kinds of weather conditions.

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That's the thing, not all of them fit that stereotype, but still don't wear gear. I simply find that curious.

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If that happened to me while I was shopping for a new bike I would have went to the next closest dealer paid sticker and then return there on the new bike and say "Looks like Moto GP just gave someone else a commission."
I did this.

I originally went to Fox Valley Honda/Cycles to buy my F4. They apparently just had the parking lot repaved and nothing was painted. I was trying to park close to the building and someone ran out of the store screaming and yelling at me why the F* I was parking there and I must have been some kind of idiot to drive on their new pavement (that was not marked, mind you).... and this was my FIRST time there... So I went directly from there down to DGY and bought my F4 and rode it back with the paperwork and said Thanks for showing me who not to buy from. Never been back since.

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