My first new vehicle was a Honda Elite 80. Got stuck at a light next to a huge dude on a Harley. I was sure he was gonna give me a hard time but he was just super curious about the little thing and couldn’t believe it was my only means of transportation.
I get treated worse on the motorcycles than on scooters or mopeds. I get mostly thumbs up and smiles on the moped. Sure, some people are definitely laughing at me and not with me. I just buzz the little horn and really give them a chuckle. I haven’t met very many people whose opinion mattered much to me one way or the other so what they think is irrelevant.
Sometimes a little kid will see the moped and think it’s just the coolest thing ever and that is always rewarding.