They See Me Rollin' They Hatin'

They say, chair-ity begins at home. However, it obviously no longer stays there.

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  1. Paul_y Avatar

    In the neighborhood around my last job in NY, there would be trains of wheelchairs. It was really weird, and surprisingly common to see.

    1. acarr260 Avatar

      Do they sing 'Convoy' as they meander down the street? Seems appropriate…

    1. TX_Stig Avatar

      Yup, that was the first thing that popped into my head. I wonder how long before our cars are merely an extension of our wheelchairs. You know, such that the wheelchair and car are matching parts of the same overall machine.

      1. mdharrell Avatar

        Oh, we shouldn't have to wait much longer than about thirty years ago for the Elswick Envoy:
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        or even earlier for some of the other British invalid carriages.

  2. SSurfer321 Avatar

    I don't know why they aren't on the sidewalk. Sidewalk concrete is typically rated at 3000-4000 psi.

    1. P161911 Avatar

      I don't think the electric motor on the first chair could handle all the ramps going up to the curb at cross streets. They'd be out of juice before they got home.

  3. Alff Avatar

    That is some GVW.

    1. guest Avatar

      Yup definitely gross

  4. Joe Btfsplk Avatar
    Joe Btfsplk

    Just when does a motorized wheelchair/scooter become a motor vehicle in the eyes of the law? The average bicycle has more safety equipment and recommends the use of a helmet.

    1. Deartháir Avatar

      Well… if they crash… what's going to happen? I mean, they're already IN a wheelchair…

    2. TurboBrick Avatar

      That's a very good point. It's a motorized vehicle capable of carrying several hundreds of pounds of cargo, obviously. Bicycles are required to have lights and reflectors at night, how about these? How about DUI?

      1. Hoonda Avatar

        After seeing powerchairs crossing the street at night, they really need lights and reflectors. Maybe a visibility flag while we're at it.

  5. tiberiusẅisë Avatar

    How do they get so fat?
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    Image courtesy of fastfoodnews

  6. chrystlubitshi Avatar

    welcome to costco. I love you.

  7. Smells_Homeless Avatar

    ACKK! It's Les Assassins des Fauteuils Rollents! I can hear the squeak.

  8. Thrashy Avatar

    You would have thought that having a wardrobe consisting entirely of pairs of king-size sheets sewn front-to-back would be a wakeup call, but I suppose once you're that far gone…

  9. Deartháir Avatar

    I love how the lady in the rear wheelchair flips the cameraman the bird at the end. Classic.

    1. Thrashy Avatar

      Doubltess it was the most physical exertion she'd had in days.

    2. Alff Avatar

      I think she was just waving a sausage.

  10. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell

    When I was in grad school and rode public transit a bunch, I used to see some really big people lugging their groceries around.
    That tells me these people probably didn't have cars and did a lot of walking and carrying of stuff. How the hell were they so fat?
    /asshole skinny guy

  11. west_coaster Avatar

    We have several obese people at work, all of whom have disabled placards and park right near the front door. (None are what I'd call elderly, <60, and they don't use canes or anything. They're just huge.)
    The evil part of me wants to suggest they all park as far from the front door as possible, so that at least twice a day they'd get some kind of exercise (four times if they go out for lunch!), but I bite my tongue.