Claire reminded me of a story on Breakfast the other day. Someone was having a moan about mobility scooters as there are thousands over here. Councils have fleets of them for anyone who needs (wants) to use one for their shopping. Free of charge!
There’s one guy in Farnham who walks his dog in the park while sat on his! So, actually, it’s the dog that walks while he sits all the way round the park. He has these big, fat tyres, which I presume are off-road tyres for four wheel drive scooters.
Anyway, someone was having a moan and they had lots of emails from people saying how liberating they were for those that have problems walking. They also had heaps from people who had been run over, pushed aside, tooted at or just plain frustrated by mobility riders. It was obviously a pretty slow news day!
And then, the very next day, they had a story about a red mobility scooter display team. Sort of like the Red Arrows but much, MUCH slower. It was hilarious. They did this amazing figure eight routine at about 1 mile an hour and even then nearly collided during the crossover. There was ten of them and they were all in fits of laughter throughout the whole piece.
After that I just can’t take them very seriously.