Here’s what I want to say to the Scooter Cowboy: You have no idea that when I stepped quickly to get out of the way, all my weight came down on the uneven edge of the sidewalk where it meets the wooden box, twisting my ankle inward. an ugly way. An x-ray, a month of physiotherapy and three doctor visits later, I am still trying to cure this problem, without success. And I have had to cut back on training, mobility and travel. These scooters are supposed to be banned on the sidewalks of the Central Business District where you were driving; scooters on any sidewalk are clearly dangerous. But you were ignorant – both about the law and the damage you caused – while riding merrily past.