So Jay G posted this video and I’m sure there are a few of you who won’t find this funny. Watch the video and then let me explain, my sympathy meter is as low as possible.
You can watch the video here in case embedding fails.
You watched it all the way through right? Up till the end where you could tell she was walking around. What we all just saw was the epitome of a lazy person. There is no lazier person in the world, too lazy to walk, too lazy to read, so lazy and in a rush that she didn’t want to take the elevator. Instead she goes and tries to balance her scooter on the escalator and fails.
I am at a loss for words since sadly Jay G is right that this woman probably will get a settlement for her negligence, but it’s a stark reminder that there is stupid in this world. Not only is there stupid, but there is always going to be a bigger idiot.
Who know’s, maybe she’s done it many times before and this time she pushed her luck. This woman is lucky she walked away from her moment of stupidity and all that she will have is a blow to her pride and probably a larger bank account.
Either way, I got a good laugh out of it because I’m sure it hurt as it rolled over. Why am I laughing, because frankly, stupid should hurt.
*As an FYI for those who would dare to tell me I don’t know what it’s like to be confined to a wheelchair, listen carefully. Shut the hell up, you don’t know me or my history. I spent 2 months confined to a wheel chair non-weight bearing in both legs. So yeah, been there, done that, got the freaking t-shirt.
Update: Email from “The Short Lady With The Grey Hair” (otherwise known as my mom).
I saw a quick take on the news but was sidetracked and missed the entire episode. BOSTON—should have known. She better not get compensation; if anything she should be fined. Anyone who is so stupid as to try to take a motorized wheelchair—or non-motorized wheelchair—up an escalator does not have sufficient operating brain cells to be using the wheelchairs unaccompanied. Brain dead stupid!
I was laughing as I read that, mainly because she’s right.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.