#FF — Yee-haw!

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Uber-man dropped them at the Segway rental from the train station. Jib and Tag had been studying Segway touring routes for NYC; the map was criss-crossed in varying-colored neon highlighters.

Jib spied a pub a few doors down. “Tag, let’s have one for the road first, shall we, and chit-chat the locals for any tips.”

Jib, who never knew when to quit, was on his fifth pint of Magners when Tag said, “Let’s go.”

Jib mounted his two-wheeled steed and saw a wide open range of concrete.

Yee-haw!,” he hooted as he leaned forward full throttle.

He never felt a thing.

[102 words]

 

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the educational host of Friday Fictioneers.

54 Comments Add yours

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Those things are lethal, especially when drunk I imagine. I read recently they are going to stop producing them, so they may disappear eventually.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Let’s hope so, but the self-driving cars are taking their place…

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  2. neilmacdon says:

    A fitting end for anyone who yells Yee Haw

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  3. Eek! I’ve always been suspicious of those things. You’d never catch me trying one!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Especially half drunk! I hear you.

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  4. Gabriella says:

    Oh, no! I feel tempted when I see Segways in big cities. Then I remember that there are also cars on the roads.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’ve never tried one and don’t know anyone who has.

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  5. Sadje says:

    A tragic end!

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  6. Poor Jib, I hope he recovers soon.

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  7. memadtwo says:

    Taxis are notorious for not making allowances for errant pedestrians, or those on smaller sets of wheels. But as a person walking, I’ve learned not to trust bikes, scooters, skateboards, or anything related either. Even the sidewalks are not safe. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I can imagine NYC is the most dangerous for pedestrians. Do you think the city could operate if motor vehicles were prohibited? I know there are a few big countries in Europe and S America that have turned bike-friendly and seem to be doing ok.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        It has been proposed in various forms on and off for years, but Americans love the “freedom” of their vehicles. Community good is not in the American vocabulary.

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  8. draliman says:

    Segways look pretty hard to control at the best of times, let alone while drunk!

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  9. Ouch! Even though he didn’t feel anything. Nice cautionary tale!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Joy (if Joy is your name!)

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      1. Jolly is my name but a lot of people call me Joy because that’s my studio’s name. I love both 🙂

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        1. msjadeli says:

          OK cool, I’ll try to remember 🙂

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  10. Very good story about the oh so unreliable segways.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Neel. Sorry, just found your comment in my spam folder.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Neel, glad you enjoyed the story 🙂

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  11. Laeli says:

    I snort laughed at this and now I feel bad for being a Mean Girl,lol.
    People who ride Segways look HILARIOUS doing it. I’d imagine drunk ones who yell Yee haw look even funnier.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL Good, it had the intended effect 🙂

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  12. Bang!!! Well he had that coming I guess, in fact all segway drivers do! Lovely stuff

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL um…… Yeah! They Do! 😉

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  13. plaridel says:

    if there was a silver lining, it was he never felt a thing. 🙂

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  14. Dear Lisa,

    Jib had more daring than brains for sure. Sounds like his Segway ride segued him to the hospital…hopefully not morgue. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, so funny about his second segue to the hospital. Glad you enjoyed the story. Thank you.
      Shalom,
      Lisa

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  15. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Famous last words.
    “Yee-haw!,” Kinda like “Hey hold this beer and watch this!”

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  16. I can’t control roller skates, so I would last long on these things!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL, and especially 3 sheets to the wind.

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  17. granonine says:

    Plastered, literally as well as figuratively.

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  18. You got Jib’s ignorance perfectly. At least he never felt a thing !

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for your comment 🙂

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  19. Laurie Bell says:

    Oh dear! Dont drink and ride! Ouch

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  20. Dale says:

    Yeah. No. A Segway is bad enough… a drunk driver on a Segway? Not a good combo.. However, your story was!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      lol Nicely put, Dale. Thanks.

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  21. Sandra says:

    I didn’t realise they were called Segways. You learn something every day, if only not to drink while your using one.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for reading and commenting, Sandra.

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  22. YIKES … drinking and driving is bad enough but on a Segwa y it seems suicidal.
    It looks like someone is going to need a face lift. 👍 fun tale!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL on the facelift. Thanks for reading and commenting, Isadora.

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  23. Bill says:

    Well done. A few eons back, that’d been me.
    If I have a self-driving car, I want a robot to run the errands and do the shopping.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Bill. It will be interesting to see how the robots continue to worm their ways into our worlds.

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  24. subroto says:

    Ouch! I would have thought his sense of balance would have gone. He probably felt he was floating. Hopefully a lesson learnt with a trip to the hospital and not the morgue.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  25. notestowomen says:

    Oh, Dear. Poor Jib. At least he didn’t feel anything.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for reading and commenting.

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      1. notestowomen says:

        You’re welcome 🙂

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