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January 24, 2005

Get Your Car and Your Drunk Self Home

I just saw this on "Insomnic with Dave Attell": ScooterMan, a service you can call that sends a sober, fully insured driver to your location to drive you home in your car. The driver arrives on a small scooter that is quickly disassembled, bagged, and stored in the trunk. Someone interviewed on the show said that the cost was about 150% the cost of taking a taxi. What a great idea! Sorry, only available in the Greater London area.

Posted by Gary at January 24, 2005 01:26 AM | TrackBack
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I'm with you, Gary, this idea is brilliant. It is too bad that it is only available in London. Every major metropolitan area in the US needs this service, and I do mean NEEDS!

I would gladly pay the freight to know that both me and my car would make it home safely. Not only that, but I would tattoo it on the wrist of any teen that I had responsibility for.

While I would prefer that people did not drink to excess and drive their vehicles putting themselves and others at risk, I would be happy knowing that this type of service existed to help keep people safe here in the real world.

Posted by: terry on January 24, 2005 09:42 AM

There is a service (I think more than one) in LA modeled explicitly on this London company. The one I recall from the Sunday Times (Style section, naturally - the one that Marti and I fight over) was called "Home, James!" or something like that and only hires male models or actors, requires them all to dress in mod-cut Balenciaga suits (I can't believe I remember that), and forbids them to answer to anything but "James". Apparently the fold-up scooter will fit fine in the trunk of a Mini but a Porsche Boxter is a bit tight, for all of you rich-and-fab nonfamous-ers! Naturally being the Style section there was much speculation about the potential for romantic rendezvous between the "Jameses" and tipsy starlets being driven home from a liquid lunch.

Posted by: Seth on January 27, 2005 11:40 AM
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