One evening as my wife and I discussed plans (more of dream, really) of replacing our small Hyundai, the discussion turned to raising funds. I told her I would be willing to let go of my Piaggio MP3 and switch to a smaller scoot if we really needed the extra cash. Out of the blue she asked me, “Don’t you feel bad when you sell your scooters?”. I initially dismissed the question and told her that I didn’t. But that got me thinking. How attached are we to our scoots?
I know some people who are attached to their scoots with an umbilical cord. The thought of their scoot leaving them would bring upon the Apocalypse. Personally, I do feel attached to my scoots. They’re my daily, constant companion during the work day and reliable fun machine during those long rides. But when it comes to letting them go I never forget that these fun, reliable scoots are really just that, scooters. They should never get in the way or be the cause of any problem in the real world. We are speaking here of course of separation by necessity, not separation by scooter upgrade since that doesn’t count.
Having a scooter, in itself, is already a luxury that I have been enjoying immensely for the better part of a decade. But it is a luxury, and luxuries do come at a price. So, how do you feel about Scooter Separation Anxiety?