sometimes, break the rules.
make sure it is for a limited time and not often
regarding a motor scooter, i was always told “don’t get one”:
- i know. it is a question of time until is will be stolen
- and, most importantly, it is not a question of if, a question of when you will have an accident and break your bones. or worse
so i got one. people here drive safely. or so i hope. it is brand new and light metalic blue
now, you start to ride and everyone smiles at you. people with a scooter just blink, like we share a secret, something others do not know, we are part of a secret cult.
i feel a bit guilty. that’s a good start. there are other reasons to get a scooter:
- it is green. 100 miles per gallon
- it is quick. need to go somewhere? no hesitation. you are there. you are back.
- you feel the wind
- feel young again?
but it is risky. surprisingly, here, people can ride without a helmet. i say, no helmet, no scooter. but for those who do, how about a state law that says: no helmet on a motorbike, your are an automatic organ donor?