July 10: Futuristic Floating

I'm sitting in the front patio of a bar in downtown Oakland. A couple walks by - the woman dressed totally in white and the man dressed totally in black. But the man is floating by on one of those futuristic motorized scooters - like a skateboard but flipped the other way, with only two wheels facing straight ahead. Like a Segway without the vertical part. It's rolling slowly, the same pace as the woman. It looks insane.  

The people on the street and I are thinking the same thing - how rude to make your companion walk alongside you while you float along next to her?