We are always told not to judge a book by its cover. However, sometimes it’s difficult. We might assume that someone wearing glasses and carrying a pile of books is a bit of a nerd. Maybe people assume things about us? But certainly, a lot of people judge bikers. It’s all the leather and tattoos – and a fearsome reputation. But, until you get to know them properly, there really is no reason to call someone a “dirty biker”.
Luc Perreault was test driving his mom’s motorcycle when he needed some refreshments. So, he pulled into a local Tim Horton’s restaurant in Canada. While queueing, he caught the eye of a small girl. Luc is a biker and an imposing figure, so he stands out in a crowd.
The little girl said hi, and Luc smiled and said hello back. But, the girl’s mom noticed, and what she said shocked him to his core.
“We don’t talk to dirty bikers”
That’s what the girl’s mom said. She then grabbed her by the hand and hurried her out of the store. That hurt Luc. But he penned a Facebook status to show his true self.
“To the family in the red SUV at Tim Horton’s today…
“Yes, I am a big 280 lbs. guy with motorcycles and full of tattoos. I am a welder, I am loud, I drink beer, I swear, and I look like I would eat your soul if you stare at me wrong. What you don’t know is that I have been happily married for 11 years, my kids call me daddy, I am a college graduate… My mother is proud of me and tells everyone how lucky she is to have such a wonderful son, my nieces and nephews are always happy to see there m’noncl Luc…