It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
I got stopped the other day by a bloke who insisted on talking about bread.
White, wholemeal, ciabatta, rolls, baguettes, sliced vs unsliced, gluten-free, rye loaves, you name it.
Bloody Hovis Witnesses
I was relaxing in the garden on a sunny day when two lady JWs came round.
I invited them to have a seat and a cup of coffee. We had a pleasant chat about evolution.
I quite enjoyed our conversation
I can't get over the idea of being presented with a magazine while out running - where did they expect you to put it?!
Anything under 8min/mile pace and this can happen.
Long ago a guy asked me if I was selling crack. I said no. He said ok and went away.
Another person kicked me. I stopped he went away sharpish.
Now that my easy pace is faster than most of Joe public can sprint, I dont get much hassle.
I always feel for the larger and/or slower runners because they must get a lot of shite.
They are a lot braver than me, as I have always "looked like a runner" even when I could just about do a mile in 10 minutes
Always wondered if I would be brave enough to go out and run if I was a lot larger than I was when I started.
To those ladies and gents you have my respect!
Everyone else get out their way they have a race to run!
Nessie you will have to develope your "game face"
It has to say firmly "you f**k with me I send you to the after-life" but using just your eyes.
I inherited mine from my Grandmother.
They called to our door one day and I told them sorry, I couldn't talk to them, I was in the middle of sacrificing a goat in the back yard, and closed the door. The've never rang the doorbell since, just posting the leaflet and going on to annoy the neighbours instead.
Perhaps you should have told them you were in a hurry for an important meeting and had to get there before they "cast the circle", then run on.
safety wise best to keep running if asked for a light. it is a common ploy by muggers.
another favourite is pretending to sell watchtower magazine
Catalin Bond wrote (see)
I was stopped and asked if I had a light once... err no I don't tend to have a smoke whilst out on a run (or when not on a run)
Yes the faster you get the less hassle you get.
I think seeing someone run fast sets off a primitve instinct in the viewer that say;
"this person is not to be stopped, but if you want you can help tackle the wholly mammoth and the sabre tooth tiger chasing him"
Imbrace your inner cave(wom)man
Lol to all the door-techniques! To be honest, I don't really mind it that much - they believe they have to do it, and if they can give me a book and go away thinking they are one step closer to heaven then I have something to prop up the table with and everyone's happy.
Maybe slower runners can adapt to this by mastering the look at the watch - "sorry, end of my recovery" technique, followed by a sprint as hard as you can around the next corner?