Meerkat Apprehensions and Funny Thoughts

MeerkatAfter that Soft Brush with the Law recently, I have had little Meerkat Qualms about riding sans helmet. Meerkats scare easily and after only Two Sleeps, I was a little Bundle of Apprehension.

So imagine my chagrin when I hopped on Keith and went to don my helmet only to find I had left in in my car, which was Miles away (that’s Miles Toyota away), having a long sleep over whilst awaiting repairs. You guessed it, helmet was in car.

What was a Meerkat to do?

Nothing for it but to put on a Brave Face and ride off on my Round of Errands. Having had a Fruitful time in the new SPCA store in Ferry Road, and a Spontaneous Coffee with a Friend also rummaging, I remembered this Fabulous Little Bike Shop nearby, which I think is called Round Again Cycles. My Most Memorable Purchase from there is my set of ear warmers which clip onto my helmet straps Рnice and toasty in Cold Wind.

So in I popped, thinking I might treat myself to an Odd or Unusual helmet, since I know they have a few of those in stock. Imagine my delight to discover the Second Hand Helmet bin, from which I made a Meaningful Selection (Winnie the Pooh is one of my Desert Island Books).

Eeyore is a nice Counterpoint to Tigger
Eeyore is a nice Counterpoint to Tigger
Tigger is my Favourite
Tigger is my Favourite

But as I surveyed the helmets, I had some very Funny Thoughts, the weirdest being: “Would that helmet be safe …?” “That one looks a bit Dubious …” etc. During my Social Experiment so far, I never anticipated I would be thinking like this. If I believe I am safe riding helmet-less-ly, why would I bother wondering about how safe a second-hand helmet might be? Hmm …

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