I’ve been commuting by bike for a little over 3 weeks now. I park my bike in my classroom on the days I ride in for a number of reasons, not the least of which is paranoia about what will happen to it parked elsewhere.
The comments I receive from students & staff are frequently funny or incredulous. The best exchange so far was both.
Student: “You mean you rode that bike into school?”
Student: “Wait. You rode that thru Wedgewood [poor neighborhood near PFHS]??”
Me: “Well, yeah.”
Student: [after looking me up & down] “And you didn’t get JUMPED?”
*we all had a good laugh at this point*
Me: “Would you have been the one doing the jumping?”
Student: “Naw, I don’t do that no more.”