I am sitting in a Volkswagen dealer while I wait for service to be completed on my girlfriend’s car. A bored salesman chats with me sporadically, and I make the mistake of saying, “I don’t own a car”. His eyes light up like I’m fresh meat. For the next ten minutes I try to convince him how much of a motorcycle nut I really am and it goes something like this…
You must miss the AC during the summer months here in Phoenix.
I deal with two months of hell and enjoy the other 10 month of riding. I’m not going to buy a car that I use two months out of the year only.
Pretty dangerous with all these crazy drivers.
I’ve gotten used to them and keep a close eye on other drivers. You just have to maintain your space, be attentive and you’re fine.
You need balance though. Can’t have just a motorcycle.
I find balance in my checking account with the extra cash that isn’t going to a car payment every month.
You only live once though, ya know.
That’s why I bought a second motorcycle 😀
He tried to get me to go on a test drive. He even said he would drive while I continue to play on my laptop, but kept giving him a disinteresting “Nah.” After a while of these games he finally gave up and walked away defeated.
I know he was just doing his job, but I thought it was a funny exchange, and a glimpse into some of the reasons why I prefer motorcycles over cars.