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Thinking of buying myself a scooter

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Lascarina, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    To add to the perils of pedestrian perambulation on the pavements in the purlieus of Wandsworth there are posses of 20-40 year olds whizzing along on scooters. Mindful of the maxim 'If you can't beat 'em join 'em' I am thinking of buying a scooter myself and setting a new trend of 'action for the aged'. I think I shall wear a long scarf that will trail behind me as I scoot along.
     
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  2. teachingking123

    teachingking123 Established commenter

    Very true!
     
  3. yfel_endwerce

    yfel_endwerce Established commenter

    If my brief experience of such machines is anything to go by I would advise against it.
    I would especially advise against using the brake(s) on a wet pavement as this can cause significant bruising and removal of large areas of the stratum corneam.

    did my grandkids laugh?
    Oh yes!
     
  4. teachingking123

    teachingking123 Established commenter

    Owch! On a wet pavement it is not good.
     
  5. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

  6. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    [​IMG]This is the one I fancy.
     
  7. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    You could try a bit of one-upmanship and get a Segue instead of a scooter and outrace them.
     
  8. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Goodness me, no! I need something to hold onto.
     
  9. teachingking123

    teachingking123 Established commenter

    Ha!
     
  10. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    My eleven year old nephew has one very similar to the one you fancy. He whizzes around on it and it is much easier to encourage him out for a walk if he can bring his scooter.
     
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  11. teachingking123

    teachingking123 Established commenter

  12. teachingking123

    teachingking123 Established commenter

    Scooters are like dogs to kids.:)
     
  13. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Do you mean that children ride dogs?
     
  14. teachingking123

    teachingking123 Established commenter

    Yes.
     
  15. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Ah, I had not noticed that happening. I'll look out for it.
     
  16. teachingking123

    teachingking123 Established commenter

    It is like ridding a donkey using a carrot on a stick!;)
     
  17. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    No children are allowed to ride my dogs! I can think of very few breeds strong enough to have a child on their back, not to mention the cruelty considerations.
     
  18. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    If you mean that they are good for encouraging them to come for a walk then I agree :)
     
  19. teachingking123

    teachingking123 Established commenter

    Yep. On my road a young boy doesn't want to go out without his scooter.
     
  20. teachingking123

    teachingking123 Established commenter

    Strongly agree.
     

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