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Taking a Bike into shop for "Shopping" vs Push Chairs

wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 3,036
edited July 2016 in The cake stop
Rant type thing, mainly for "quaxers" (carrying shopping stuff on your bike).

Took a large detour to pick stuff up from a shop over the weekend, and there were no safe lock up points nearby.
Given it was a click and collect style pickup, I thought stuff it, and carried my bike into the store, following someone who was pushing a pushchair.

Got told off by an oik - "get that dirty thing out of my shop".
My response? "errr.... what about those push chairs covered in dog poop, compared to the bike I cleaned yesterday... "

"Rules be rules" :roll:
Right or Wrong? What would you have done?
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Would you take you your bike into a shop if there were no locks outside? 36 votes

Not gone in
13% 5 votes
Carried bike in
8% 3 votes
Wheeled bike in
55% 20 votes
Shopping with a road bike? Don't be an idiot.
22% 8 votes

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  • Alex99Alex99 Posts: 1,407
    Rant type thing, mainly for "quaxers" (carrying shopping stuff on your bike).

    Took a large detour to pick stuff up from a shop over the weekend, and there were no safe lock up points nearby.
    Given it was a click and collect style pickup, I thought stuff it, and carried my bike into the store, following someone who was pushing a pushchair.

    Got told off by an oik - "get that dirty thing out of my shop".
    My response? "errr.... what about those push chairs covered in dog poop, compared to the bike I cleaned yesterday... "

    "Rules be rules" :roll:
    Right or Wrong? What would you have done?

    Well, you've got to get out if you're told so, I think. Just don't go back in. I can see it being a problem in small shops, just at a practical level. I haven't had a problem in big stores, but I've only done it a few times.
  • timothywtimothyw Posts: 2,482
    I'd have been inclined to throw a full on strop and let them keep whatever it was I had purchased (with a refund presumably...)

    Are we talking a shop with an amazon collect locker or what here?
  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,498
    I've taken my bike into a Bank before .... forgot to take a lock - it wasn't busy and they have plenty of floor space - it was clean (my bike - and their floor) and they didn't say anything.
    I wouldn't normally though ...
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,130
    It's like guide dogs vs non-guide dogs. They're all dogs, but some things are easier to leave outside.

    I just learn which shops offer a drive through service and reward them with my custom.
  • pottsstevepottssteve Posts: 4,043
    I've wheeled mine into a local restaurant a couple of times to order take out - not a problem. If it's a little corner sweetshop that was too small for the bike I'd open the door and yell for what I wanted!
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  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Cycled to a shopping center, went to lock my bike to a lamp post and was stopped by a security man who said I couldn't leave my bike there, when asked why he replied, because it's dangerous, someone may walk into it, i said my bike would stop them walking into the lamp post, he didn't think that was at all funny :D

    I said they should have bike racks, he wrote it down, and two weeks later they had two sets of bike racks :shock:

    Quaxers rule :D
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  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    "get that dirty thing out of my shop"

    Very professional there.
  • lostboysaintlostboysaint Posts: 4,250
    He was talking to the bike.
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  • floreriderflorerider Posts: 1,112
    I tried to get a cup of coffee at the drive through at McDonalds and they told me to go inside with the bike!

    Never had any problems in Cafe Nero, they even ask me if it is to drink in!
  • crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,915
    Having had two bikes stolen from outside shops/train stations in the past couple of years, frankly my bike is either in my hand or under my censored .......no exceptions!!
  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 3,036
    Wel that's a good bit of feedback, thanks.
    I was worried that I was doing something of out of the ordinary: I'd ha e understood a bit more if it was a grocery store, or a tiny store, but it was a giant, open plan catalogue store...
    A also glad to see that there are other Quaxers on here :-)
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
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  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 9,910
    but it was a giant, open plan catalogue store...
    Argos? Shee-eet man, you have to wipe down the seats in there.
  • floreriderflorerider Posts: 1,112
    full of people looking out of place in sports wear, what on earth was the problem?
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,543
    I often pop to Wholefoods after Saturday morning chaingang. I just leave my bike near the cash desks and ask the nearest cashier to keep an eye on it.

    Considering the size of pushchairs/buggies that some entitled wankers push around shops, a bike is hardly causing a problem.
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  • ukiboyukiboy Posts: 891
    Shopping? Bicycle? That's what the SUV is for ;-)
    Outside the rat race and proud of it
  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
    Ben6899 wrote:
    I often pop to Wholefoods after Saturday morning chaingang. I just leave my bike near the cash desks and ask the nearest cashier to keep an eye on it.

    This
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,282 Lives Here
    ukiboy wrote:
    Shopping? Bicycle? That's what the SUV is for ;-)
    I thought the SUV was for getting the brats to school, Ocado for food shopping and get Jean Louis to deliver anything too big to carry.
  • BelgianBeerGeekBelgianBeerGeek Posts: 5,226
    Wel that's a good bit of feedback, thanks.
    I was worried that I was doing something of out of the ordinary: I'd ha e understood a bit more if it was a grocery store, or a tiny store, but it was a giant, open plan catalogue store...
    A also glad to see that there are other Quaxers on here :-)
    If they want your custom, then you should expect a shop minion to hold the bike. Hell, if it was my shop, I would hold your bike. Is customer service dead?
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,362
    Dirty Protest.
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