Originally Posted by 919191
My sister in law recently saw an obese lady on a scooter sitting at a stop sign on a scooter. She took the supply line for her oxygen tank off and lit up a cigarette.
But then, this happened in terre haute....
Heck yeah, that's what I'm talking about! It's a new lifestyle!
Whereas scooters have made sense in urban settings for a while, not knocking scooters in any way, they have found their way on to rural state routes and small towns by the score. Look out for them.
My overall sense is that many of the people I see on scooters, or on medical go-carts (is that what they're called?), do not wish to get around that way. It exposes their condition wide open, whether it's being obese, sick, poor, on probation, or alone. I find it interesting. It's not been the "American way" by getting around in anything but a car, no matter how beat up it was. Now people have no other choice but to get a little 2 stroke engine and zip around - when the weather permits.
I just consider the whole thing one of my bellwethers for life today. It's an outpost from central Indiana for you people outside the loop. I could be imagining things, but I certainly don't like seeing 60 year olds carting around the streets and alleys among large vehicles like some awful game of Frogger.