This contraption is called a Jump Scooter.
Even if you changed the name from the aspirational “Jump” to something more fitting like Chump, there wouldn’t be one iota of demand diminishment.
Maybe there ought to be a law against this idiocy. Or maybe an existing regulation should be enforced. Nobody disagrees except for the few who exempt themselves from common sense.
Who are these people, these scooter chumps? Riders who hurt themselves and others or the governments that allow this insanity?
It wouldn’t be so bad if all the riders stayed in the street. I guess that’s too dangerous because I tend to only see them on sidewalks.
Maybe the problem is one of branding. A certain age cohort thinks “sidewalks” are for walking instead of the more modern use as roadways, campsites, and toilets.
I can’t wait for Silicon Valley to make their next dent in the universe by reframing my obsolete thinking.
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