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FF – Don’t be a Jeff!

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by C.E. Ayr.

Copyright C.E. Ayr

 

Jeff bid goodbye to his mates and left the pub. The other members of the motorcycle gang left en masse but Jeff slunk around the corner to his piddly little moped. As his fellows roared off on their testosterone-fuelled hogs, Jeff opened his throttle and charged off at his top speed of 17mph, head down.

But – too late! He had been spotted! The video was online! Jeff’s street cred was ruined!

 

Don’t let this happen to you. Visit Mike’s Bikes today! Get yourself a Harley!

 

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Don’t be a Jeff!

 

  1. March 6, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    I like that you morph your story into an advertisement. It made me smile.

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    • March 7, 2019 at 7:49 am

      That Mike over at Mike’s Bikes, he has a flair for the dramatic 🙂

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  2. March 6, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    If he wanted the cred, he should have gotten the hog. *shaking head at humanity*

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  3. March 6, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Well, maybe he deserved to lose his street cred, but I still feel for the guy.

    Great story,

    Rachel

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    • March 7, 2019 at 7:54 am

      He must have made a funny sight, all decked out in his biker gang gear buzzing off down the street 🙂 I’m glad you liked it!

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  4. March 6, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Hehehehehe! Poor Jeff! He’ll need to change his name and his appearance. 😀

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    • March 7, 2019 at 7:57 am

      Maybe there’s a “mod” gang he can join instead, he’s not cutting it as a “rocker” 🙂

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  5. March 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    I hope Jeff doesn’t let the peer pressure get to him – slow and steady wins the day! 🙂

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    • March 7, 2019 at 7:58 am

      Now I’m imagining the whole gang at the side of the road getting speeding tickets while he buzzes sedately past 🙂

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  6. March 6, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    That made me laugh, theres some bikers in my village and they would be exactly the same, but a set of wheels is a set of wheels, isn’t it?

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    • March 7, 2019 at 7:59 am

      As long as it gets you from A to B. “Eventually”, in Jeff’s case!

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  7. March 6, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    That’s why I bought a tank. Street legal? Stop me!

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  8. March 6, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    I know a few Jeff’s. Good guys all!

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    • March 7, 2019 at 8:08 am

      A lot of biker “gangs” are really social clubs these days, brought together by the love of two wheels.

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  9. March 7, 2019 at 4:16 am

    i think jeff should charge mike’s bike a fee for using him on its ad… until he can afford to buy a harley. . 🙂

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  10. March 7, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Great ad, Ali. Poor Jeff. After all his attempts to hide the shameful fact, he drove a moped. 😦 — Suzanne

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    • March 7, 2019 at 1:11 pm

      Yep, poor chap. Maybe he can take advantage of the discount offer 🙂

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  11. March 7, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Aw, poor Jeff. At least it doesn’t have the training wheels still attached…

    I’ve always felt bad for Davidson, who got second billing in the company. Nobody ever refers to motorcycles as Davidsons….

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    • March 7, 2019 at 1:12 pm

      What, so it’s not one bloke called Harley Davidson? 🙂

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      • March 7, 2019 at 1:57 pm

        Nope! And I was unaware until looking it up that there were three Davidsons involved… brothers, I’m assuming. And they all still got shafted by Harley…

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      • March 7, 2019 at 4:28 pm

        What a complete bastard.

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  12. Abhijit Ray
    March 7, 2019 at 11:40 am

    May be Jeff is not a Harley kind of person. There are people who like a moped too. So what maximum speed is 17 mph. Speed thrills but kills too.

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    • March 7, 2019 at 1:17 pm

      Very true. Jeff is the sensible one here.

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  13. March 7, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Made me laugh – love your description – ‘testosterone hogs’ for the lads’ motorbikes. Poor Jeff. Nicely done .

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    • March 7, 2019 at 1:17 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it 🙂

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  14. March 7, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Made me think of the Mods and Rockers of the ’60s! I was one but having read this I’m not letting on which!

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  15. gahlearner
    March 7, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    I love this. I can vaguely remember having heard radio ads like this (I’m often listening to a canadian radio station). Hilarious.

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  16. March 7, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Dear Ali,

    I must share this one with my husband, the died in wool Harley rider. 😀 Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • March 8, 2019 at 4:05 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      I’m glad you liked it, and I hope hubbie does too!
      Ali

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  17. March 7, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    My son got a Harley for his last birthday. Used. He has YET to ride it. He likes walls on his cars.

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    • March 8, 2019 at 4:07 pm

      If I got one I wouldn’t ride it either. Too scared! I’d just go out when there were people around and polish it.

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  18. March 7, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    I cracked up big time at the end! So well done!!

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  19. March 7, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Ah, the eternal power of advertising upon human nature.

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  20. March 8, 2019 at 1:48 am

    Nothing like bit of humiliation to make a man shore up on macho. 17 mph still beats walking.

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    • March 8, 2019 at 4:09 pm

      It’s a fair old clip! I certainly wouldn’t want to go any faster on only two wheels 🙂

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  21. March 8, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Great comment on how social media is being used by big corps.
    Bravo for this.

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    • March 8, 2019 at 4:10 pm

      Thanks! I don’t look at Facebook much but I bet it’s full of stuff like this.

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  22. March 8, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Aw, poor Jeff. What he needs is to meet a girl who has a moped like his 🙂

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  23. March 9, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Poor Jeff. But I think he’ll be better off sticking to his moped and forgetting about the Hogs. Funny. And I remember mods and rockers too, I’m afraid to say.

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  24. March 9, 2019 at 10:10 am

    Very original take! liked it a lot, especially since my entry is an ad as well!! hahah

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    • March 10, 2019 at 7:42 am

      Yes, I saw that! I’m glad you liked it!

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  25. March 9, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Great job! I feel so sorry for Jeff. I’ sure his Harley was in the shop and he only wanted one night oout wiht the gang before he had to go help the infirmed. Now the world is making jest of him. I’m sorry, Jeff.

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    • March 10, 2019 at 7:42 am

      Maybe he should get one of those “My other bike is a Harley” stickers!

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      • March 10, 2019 at 10:44 pm

        That’s what made me think of it… I didn’t now if the stickers were across the Great Sea?

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      • March 11, 2019 at 12:47 pm

        Yeah, we have bumper stickers too!

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  26. March 9, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    OMC don’t tell me the kitty was the Jeff…MOL 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Caturday🐾😽💞

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  27. March 10, 2019 at 12:59 am

    Ha! Ha! The anti-bikie laws these days are quite stringent. Be a Jeff and remain free.

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    • March 10, 2019 at 7:45 am

      Yes, he’s never to going to break any speeding laws at that speed at least!

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  28. March 10, 2019 at 8:03 am

    This reminded me of the time when all my mates had a cycle, whilst I had a scooter (and not the motor powered one). The shame floods back…

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    • March 10, 2019 at 8:07 am

      Oh no! And funnily enough little scooters are all the rage now!

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  29. March 10, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    I have a good few biker buddies. Will let them know about the discount!

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  30. March 10, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Ha! Jeff needs to update and soon! Great story that made me smile

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  31. March 10, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Clever advertising, but I’ll stick with a moped. 😉

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  32. March 10, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Oh.. i think he can find new cred being more environmentally friendly… he’s a real hero.

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    • March 11, 2019 at 12:47 pm

      He is, I hope he realises that and keeps with the moped.

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  33. March 12, 2019 at 1:22 am

    “Don’t be a Jeff”…the latest greatest tag line…and we read it here first!

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  34. March 12, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    Poor Jeff! Just when everything else was in place. The Hell’s Angels tattoo, the Nazi helmet… One little detail lacking, and that’s all they see…

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