Sometimes a simple word or encounter with a stranger can change the way you look at things and make a lasting impression. That’s what happened when a biker guy took a moment to remind R3troPilot what’s free in life.
“It was a hot summer day when I was 13 or 14, and my family decided to go to the beach. After driving an hour or so we get there, find parking, unload the car, and bring everything down to the beach.
Anyhow something important, I can no longer remember what, was left in the car. I drew the short end of the stick and was tasked to go and get it. This was maybe a 5-10 minute walk back and I guess I had a displeased look on my face.
Some biker looking dude with tattoos all over comes cruising down the sidewalk on a beach cruiser, and says ‘Smile, it’s free’ as he passed me by.
Since then whenever I have to walk somewhere and people pass I smile because it’s free.”