As I was in a hurry to get to where I was going, I stopped the bike outside a shop that I regularly go into, jumped off and picked up a can of nice cold drink from the refrigerated cabinet, paid, and was just about to leave when, I got an almighty slap on my back.
I spun around to be greeted by the face of a woman who looked like she was chewing a wasp, who got right in my face and blurted out "HELMET OFF", sorry I said what was that, again "HELMET OFF" she blurted out.
OK I was in the wrong and, yes I usually do take my helmet off, but I am known in this shop and regularly do not botherm AND I had already paid for my drink.
I replied "I think you have missed something, how about ecxuse me sir, or please", to my amazement "HELMET OFF" came out again.
I responded with "slapping someone on the back and putting you face in their space is more likely to get you a punch in the face", that really pissed her off as she replied "Just what I expect from your type"
After that I calmly placed the drink I had just bought on the counter told her to stick it, and said "by the way I dont want my money back"
Had she been polite I would have obliged, and yes I should have taken my helmet off before I went in the shop.
It will be interesting to see how I get treated next time I go in with the car...........