Nike Shoes Saves Local Woman From Spending Her Life Savings
Wilma Harrison never thought twice about it. Getting to her graduate
classes at the local university 2 miles away used to involve
memorizing the city's commuter bus schedual. Between her part time
waitress job and dropping off and picking up her young son from her
mother's every day, sometimes she made it on the bus, and sometimes
Early in 2002, the Segway Human Transport device was unvailed, and
Wilma knew it was just a matter of time before she knew that this was
the one conveyance that would buy her the freedom she needed to "get
off the bus" forever. Saving up for many months, Wilma decided it was
time to order the Segway. She could get to school on her own schedual
from here on.
But that's where this story takes a bizzarre turn. As it turns out,
Wilma was at a local shopping mall with her son and mother, when by
chance, she found herself standing in front of a Nike concept sporting
Also, Wilma saved herself several thousand dollars on this particular
shopping adventure. "I never thought about it," she replied, sporting
spanking new Nike walking and workout shoes. "The sales lady informed
me that with these [shoes], and about half an hour, I could just WALK
to my classes!"
So Wilma and family are now happy with all the money she saved; some
of the remaining savings going towards Christmas presents for her son
and others. "The side benefit is," Wilma went on to add, "... that I
might get some real exercise as a benefit to saving the cash I would
have spent, and I won't have to worry about the thing getting stolen
or odd looks from others."
True story? You decide.
- Dave W.
> > Did any of you catch this, on the wired.com story about segways?
> > "Johnson bought his Segway for his mile-and-a-half commute to work. He
> > was sick of sitting in traffic, isolated in his car, burning up fossil
> > fuels." (http://wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,56814,00.html)
> > Wo-wee . . . a humongous MILE-AND-A-HALF commute.
> > How about buy a nice pair of walking shoes and pocket the extra $4950.
> > Walking a mile and a half takes about 22 minutes.
> Yup, about. I do it almost every day.
> For those who claim to be just *so* pressed for time, walking leaves the
> hands free for the telephone...
> > I won't even mention cycling . . .
> Three minutes down to Main St., 15 minutes back up...
> > --Brent "Saves the environment by segwaying 0.25 miles to the gym
> > whenever he needs a workout" Hugh
> Kinda like those suburban moms in CA that drive a supersized SUV three
> blocks to the store 7 times a day, but spend half an hour a day parading
> around in their "walking outfit" -- lycra tights, New Balance shoes,
> Walkman, Heavy Hands, etc.
> Matt O.