Monday, January 26, 2009

Heelys

We all know what they are. We've all probably been bumped into by a kid who's wearing them. They are now banned from being worn or used in Walmart. The average age of a person who wants them and uses them is 8. We've all rolled our eyes or worried about someone crashing while wearing them. Do you know that in the heelys manual, they highly recommend the user to wear a helmet and full elbow/knee pads and wrist gaurds? The last line of the manual is: USING THIS PRODUCT CAN LEAD TO SERIOUS INJURY OR EVEN DEATH.

Next time you see someone rolling down the isle of the grocery store or in a parking lot... Don't roll your eyes or mumble comments of annoyance. If the person on them happens to be 27 years old with a big ol' grin on his face, don't think "oh how nice that that disabled person is coordinated enough to use those". Just smile and wave hello because that person just might be my husband!



5 comments:

Gords said...

Did you buy those for him Meg, or did Steve get em? It doesn't matter how old you are, just how old you feel. I'm glad that Steve feels so young. That's cool.

Ryan (Ranger) said...

I've always felt envy for those kids on Heelys. thank you, Steve, for pioneering adult heely usage.

Richard and Carlie said...

Haha, that is hilarious. Richard just got a ripstick last week and I feel the same way!

Joseph and McKell Cope said...

NOOOO! I hate heelys!! My second graders would wear them ALL the time, but they were required to take the wheels out at school. Therefore, I would have big square shaped clumps of snow all over my classroom.

Jill and Dane said...

Meg! thank you thank you! It was a magical Day... and Meg you are a wonderful friend on my birthday every year... so no worries. Last birthday when you got me eat pray love that was one of the big things that started me on an uphill climb to being happy again...a little lame maybe, but true. So Meg you are amazing! End of story.... and I love that your husband is wearing heelys and I about peed my pants when you said If you think "wow that handicap person is really coordinated". Haha. I love you!