..on Sunday as I headed down the food store aisle to pick up a few things on my scooter. And I ran into an AB protest in the middle of a grocery store. More accurately, an anti-scooter protest. I think it's a fringe group, however, of only three members. And they weren't wearing any T shirts with slogans protesting scooters. It was more of a silent protest- forming a body chain across store aisles.
The store was fairly crowded but not extremely so. When I went down the soda aisle, a mom and two kids, who were about nine or ten years old, were in front of me. I couldn't pass by them and politely asked to get by. The mother looked at me and, instead of moving to the side, stepped in front of me and said "You can just wait. I hate those things" and pointed at my scooter.
I like my scooter. It's red. It's cute. Anyhow I asked again. She began talking to the two kids as if I was invisible. I considered backing up but that way was blocked as well. In a few minutes they moved out of the aisle.
I moved my scooter to go around them as I exited the aisle, heading across the front of the store for the snack aisle. I was thinking "Cheese doodles." The next thing I knew, child #1, a girl (same family), stepped again in front of my scooter and stopped dead, her back to me. Again I was blocked. Then her brother joined her. He started dancing around in front of my scooter. I wondered if he needed to use the rest room.
I was still thinking "Cheese doodles." (I'm very persistent when it comes to Cheese Doodles.) I backed the scooter up since , for whatever reason, I'd run into the family from hell.
As I did this, their mother joined them. I was expecting them to hold hands and start chanting. As their mom moved toward them I zoomed around them on my scooter. I overheard her snarl "Those scooters should be outlawed. Normal people can't get around any more."
I agree. Normal people can't.