Dear Mr. No Helmet,
I don't know why but I was furious that you would take to the roads without a helmet. (I actually saw multiple Mr. No Helmet's today of different varieties.) Here's the deal and this goes for you and all your other friends that don't want to wear a helmet because 'it's your right' and 'I didn't wear one as a kid', this is for a bicycle or motorcycle, Mr. I want to feel the wind in my hair, look cool, be free while flying down a hill at 40mph. Thanks to YOU my insurance deductibles are through the roof, as is any state run health care program that MY tax dollars support. As I see it, when you CHOOSE to not wear a helmet it is implicit, then, that you are declining your health care coverage through work OR through the state. Don't give me the crap that we didn't wear helmets 10, 20 years ago and we all turned out fine. Our mother's smoked and drank too, it doesn't make it a good idea NOW. We are (hopefully) smarter and wiser. Oh, at least some of us are. So when you wipe out because you got a flat at 21mph or hit a large rock and go down, enjoy that head injury, learning to wipe your own ass again and how to walk. Yeah, yeah, I know, it can happen with a helmet on too but WHY would you tempt fate? Why wouldn't you put one on? I know you have one. I saw your bike, your fancy little riding kit and dumb ass little cycling hat. I just can't support your dumb decision and I CHOOSE not to pay for your health care when you're drooling on yourself at the cool age of 27. ... why weren't you working anyway?
Girl with Dorky Helmet giving you dirty look
*This goes for Mr. Roadie no helmet guy, Mr. Motorcycle no helmet guy, Mr. Dad who puts a helmet on the kids but not on himself guy. It doesn't take a high rate of speed to kill you from smashing your melon on a curb because the jackass down the street pulled out of his driveway without looking. OR even better yet, NOT dead, just a pile that doesn't even know his name. C'mon guys, you're not new for crying out loud!