Let me introduce a thought provoking question. We all have heard the stories or even been part of this to some extent. Yes, to the general public motorcycles are fascinating; love'em or hate'em, there's always a factor whether jealousy or preconceived notion. Some of these kooks ogle (acceptable), breath-on (weird, but acceptable), touch (unacceptable) and few go as far as actually sitting on your bike while you're not around with the assumption that it's public domain NOT ACCEPTABLE). However, this is not my point. I work in an office environment. I ride to work as much as possible and while I put my gear away, I place my jacket on my chair and helmet on the side part of my desk. See where I'm going yet? Most folks at the office respect each other's privacy as it relates to personal items. But, there are those few; the few that think because they know you, albeit only the "office" you, they have permission to just touch your items. And by touch, I mean actually handle and go as far as attempting to try on my helmet and/or jacket AND gloves. From my experience, it usually stems from those who have never rode a motorcycle and generally make comments about how dangerous it is and even that they've had "a friend" that .......... I've heard them all. What in the actual hell drives this kind of behavior? Your opinions matter, so share your stories. I have to go slap a couple folks now and get disinfectant from the kitchen. PS - I don't know why the poll question above is not showing. This is the question: Is there ANY time it is acceptable for someone to touch your gear?