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On the buses, on the Heath, fathers, mothers and other child minders carry the blessed things. On the rare occasion that a child rides one, the parent looks terrified. He or she either tries to run after the child who suddenly has realised that this is the most fun he’s had since his cocooned privileged life began. Or alternatively the little blighter can’t quite master the balancing thing and has to be guided by the parent(s).
It seems to me that these two wheeled monsters can only be successfully used on an even surface, not on the gravel paths around the Heath, nor on lawns, or on most London pavements.
In all cases the scooter is nothing but a hindrance to normal commuters or Sunday walkers.
Not to mention the poor parents who end up carrying the scooter and often a crying frustrated child too.
Why are parents in London putting up with this stupid fad?