Scooters ahoy

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.

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2 Responses to Scooters ahoy

  1. Claire says:

    The scooter display team sounds very hilarious I hope this is not a sign of what is ahead.Forget about tennis, squash and golf Bob an I may finally become champion scooter display riders.Mum was asked a few years ago if she would like a scooter she is in a position to buy one for herself.Mum still walks a lot does her gardening looks after her home,cooking and is amazing for a 91 year old.I think not driving and walking has kept mum as healthy as she is. Claire

  2. Mum Cook says:

    Dont know anything about team Scooters but they are a pain when they fly along the beach path and nearly knock you over if you dont get out of the way quick enough and shout at you as it is your fault.
    Love mum

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