I met this group of frogs because they do a lot of charity work in Lily Pad. Some of them are the same nonprofits that I support. Most of their good work is performed anonymously. Secretly,though, I think they like being thought of as the "bad boy" frogs but, in reality, they're all very kind, generous, and compassionate towards others. Many of them are working professionals during the week; doctors, lawyers, bankers, et. This is their week-end fun, a way to blow off a little stress. If word got out about how nice these guys really are, everybody would want to join...so they put up a wall by wearing studded leather and bandanas on their heads. Plus, they ride the biggest, baddest bikes on the market.
These Transformer guys are the epitome of why we should judge people solely on their outward appearance. If I had, I wouldn't have gotten to know my dear friend or become involved with several of their frog-tastic charities. The Pad Mounted Transformers are tops in my book. We'd all do well to emmulate their exemplary behavior. Ok, so most of us can't get away with wearing leather and boots everyday, nor do we want to trade in the family sedan for "hog," but their ability to give of themselves, tirelessly, is something we can all try to imitate.
My friend, Frog Wild, is coming soon to pick me up and take me for ride. That means I've gotta get hoppin'. But before I go, please remember to be less judgemental about the people you come into contact with. Just as you don't want to be judged strictly on your appearance, neither do they. That kind of attitude serves no one, least of all you!
In case you're wondering how they came up with their name, here's what it means: In the electric utility world, a pad mounted transformer is an electricl power distribution transformer, housed in a steel casing and mounted on a concrete slab. This type of electrical distribution system is generally found in communities with underground electric wires. For the biker group, it's meaning is somewhat different. All of the members are from Lilly Pad, they mount (or ride) motorcycles, they transform lives through their charity work, AND they're full of energy. So now you know! Pretty clever name, eh?