Hey you! Yes you, the hottie in the black, body- tight spandex on the bike. Would you sleep with me? No? Well, then maybe I could housesit for you? Babysit? Walk your dog? Maybe you'd let me carry around your credit cards for a while? I bet the answer to all those is a resounding "no" because you don't know me or trust me, me being a stranger. Yet when you're on your bike with no lights in dark clothing, you trust me to see you and avoid you. And, yes, I will avoid you IF I FUCKING SEE YOU! You wouldn't trust me with any of the above stuff yet you trust me with your life. And I'm still a stranger. Next time, trust the slave in China who made a $10.00 high-visibility light for you to snap on your cute, invisible ass. Trust only yourself, moron.
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