Trying a Segway has been on my list of new things for a year now, though I must confess I've done nothing to find one.
So I totally lucked out when one just happened to be waiting for me when I showed up to my heterosexual hairdresser. Turns out the client before me has a disability and uses one to get around. And was nice enough to let me take a spin around the salon.
It's gee-whiz super-cool in that's it's totally intuitive. All you do is shift your weight forward or back to make it go either direction. I've often wondered why they haven't caught on. It seems to me that people with disabilities who could stand would prefer to see others at eye level rather be a crotch-watcher.
So I asked my friend and robotics expert Daniel H. Wilson for his opinion. "It's because they look so dorky," he explained. "If they looked cool, like a Harley, everyone would want one."
Speaking of looking dorky or cool, here's the latest hair update with my roots growing in.