…this is what he would say.
You know what I don’t understand? People that walk/drive/bike by where I’m sitting monitoring traffic, look at me with barely veiled disdain and shake their head in disgust.
What, do I have a third ear? Is my hair a-muss (as if that were possible)? What the hell is wrong with you people?
Oh, I’m hiding? Is that it?
Well, here’s the thing. I must suck at it because you saw me, didn’t you, Sherlock? If I had a dollar for every time I stopped someone and they said something to the effect of “But, I saw you!” or “But, I know you sit there!” I’d be able to buy coffee for my partner and I for quite a period of time.
Know what else, though? So what.
So what if I’m hiding. A) It’s not illegal. B) If you’re following the rules of the road you’ve got nothing to worry about.
I don’t waltz into my local sandwich shop for lunch and look at the dude making my pastrami and shake my head in disgust when he asks me mayo or mustard. My God, man, shouldn’t you know that by now? You disgust me! The gall you have, sir!
I’ll tell you one last little secret. You know what your condescension gets you?
I assure you it’s something you don’t want.
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