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Staffs Col

Staffs Col Report 15 Jun 2008 21:05 an extremely rude man (guess early 60's) coming out of the 'in door' at our local supermarket. He simply drove his electric scooter thing straight into us, OH went into the fruit and veg and I got slammed and my feet run over.....he mumbled something along the lines of ''jesus christ....I want to f******g go home'' to which I suggested he goes forth and tries to mulitply with himself.

But seriously far too many folk rushing around on these scooters without any consdieration for others....about time for a test or at least registration plates so the wrinkly wild drivers can be dealt with....Anyone with similar experiences?

Jean Durant

Jean Durant Report 15 Jun 2008 21:11

Colin.... I couldn't agree more.

They drive along the pavements about 25 miles an hour with total disregard for anyone in their way.

I not only have to try and dodge all the teenagers riding their bikes like maniacs
but now have these electric monstrosities and their lunatic drivers trying to kill me and I haven't even stepped into the road lol.

Jean x.


Jenxx Report 15 Jun 2008 21:12

No but Pmsl


MrDaff Report 15 Jun 2008 21:14

Hi Colin.... hope you are both ok?

Yes.... I do get cross at times... one of my clients had a mother with dementia... she was bought one by her son.... she'd visit her daughter, then forget where she was going, and have to be escorted back to her nursing home..... and always by me!! She would ram everything and everyone in her way!

I had to ban her from coming to us on it in the end.

Also, I believe someone in Gloucester was actually charged and convicted last year for dangerous driving (or similar) in one.


Daff xxx


unsub Report 15 Jun 2008 21:15

Totally agree with you there.
Some bloke in a scooter reversed right into my four year old daughter a few months back. She wasn't badly hurt as i snatched her out of the way but he just went off without an apology or anything.


Staffs Col

Staffs Col Report 15 Jun 2008 21:16

We banned one from Tesco when I worked there for a short while....but I was absolutely livid today had it been a small child he had rammed (and he didnt give a stuff) he or she would have possibly been quite seriously hurt


Jenxx Report 15 Jun 2008 21:18

Sorry to laugh Colin
but it was your suggestion
that I laughed at

Staffs Col

Staffs Col Report 15 Jun 2008 21:21

No worries Jen, my language wasnt the best...and I'm not proud of using the words I did in public, but I was extremely angry...fgs if the middle aged and elderly cant behave how on earth can we be whinge about the behaviour about the young


Amanda2003 Report 15 Jun 2008 21:22

I've had my foot run over by one ........a rather hefty lady was on it but she was most apologetic, which helped a bit.

The trouble with the ones in supermarkets is that folk who have no idea how to use them can be let loose in a confined space.

Glad you and oh weren't hurt Colin.


andie Report 15 Jun 2008 21:29

i think they should have some of test,

they are a b......dy pain with them things.

no thought for anyone

hope you and your oh are ok, it could have been very nasty,

Lady Cutie

Lady Cutie Report 15 Jun 2008 21:56

LOL Colin,
i know just what you mean ,
we had gone to morrison's super market
the other week and walking towards the shop
OH turned round and just shoved me to one side
there was 2 women on a scooter each , racing each other .
i cant say on here what OH said , but the air was blue . i didnt hear them comming as i'm quite deaf
so i would have proberly got knocked down .

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 15 Jun 2008 22:18

** thinks back to when Puss first got hers *

Colin if you read the thread....have tissues handy ...


JustKaz Report 15 Jun 2008 22:28

colin, hope your ok now,.......... i saw 1 a good few years ago, trapped under a parked car, it had just plainly been drove into the back of it, there were fire men, ambulance and police running around.......... they were all trying to be serious..... did look weird....... lol
ooo just an update on me orbs........... well it looks like, 3 hazy lights and 1 is the size of a football........ so dont think their orbs... lol

Maz (the Royal One) in the East End 9256

Maz (the Royal One) in the East End 9256 Report 15 Jun 2008 22:51

Jean - you would have spontaneously combusted t'other day - a teenager riding a motorbike - no helmet of course - down the pavement of my street. I was looking up and down the road in puzzlement cos I could hear it coming but not see it - all of a sudden it zipped past behind us. good job neither me nor Jamie took a step back. and he gave me daggers too! lucky for him he wasn't going any slower or I would have pulled him off!

read in the paper yesterday about a bloke on one of those mobility scooters who was arrested twice in a few days for drink 'driving' - not his first time either!

Maz. XX

Wild Cat

Wild Cat Report 15 Jun 2008 23:03

Hi, all :)
Well, as my close friend has one & says herself they are bl*dy nuisance i'm at loss to add further to your appropiate semi'rant. Yes, agree that some are negligent 'drivers' but typical in all aspects of life :(
Cert agree with few choice words & def not good had he hit child !!
Sadly looks like case of 'self righteousness argh lol


Eeyore13 Report 15 Jun 2008 23:27

Top speed 8mph on some,most 4mph-it's the people on them that are the problem.The larger ones have to be registered with the DVLA now.

When I was on crutches I became 'invisible' & people constantly walked into me & cut infront-can't win!

Wild Cat

Wild Cat Report 15 Jun 2008 23:39

Hi, Carla you 'invisible' again lol
Didnt know re larger ones.
omg some peep are just blinkered, sorry


Eeyore13 Report 15 Jun 2008 23:42

Hi Cat-yep they've changed the law they have to get insurance as well-about time to.
How's :)?

Wild Cat

Wild Cat Report 16 Jun 2008 00:03

Good Ta :))) Hope yours is too