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My humiliating fall from a Lime scooter

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OPINION: If you were in St Asaph St, Christchurch, on November 30 around lunchtime, you would have witnessed a spectacular accident involving a Lime scooter and a tall, only slightly overweight guy with glasses.

Without going into too much tedious detail, the scene consisted of the no-longer-young man losing contact with the Lime vehicle he was riding and ending up prostrate on the footpath some distance from the scooter.

As the scene unfolded, the man picked himself off the footpath, brushed the dirt and gravel from his trousers, quickly checked he could still walk unaided and mounted the scooter again to whizz off into the sunset.

When he was far enough from the scene of his humiliation to ensure he did not have to face the sympathy (or ridicule) of onlookers, he searched for the pain from his lower right arm to find a swathe of skin missing and blood dripping.

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He had arranged to meet his sons for lunch and had hoped to cruise up to their........

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