We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
f the Segway were legal here (it isn't, they've classed it as a motorcycle and it can't pass the safety tests for those or something like that) it might be a good thing to use for short shopping trips. For suburban use it seems ideal, less space needed than a car and faster than walking.
Of course freak accidents will always happen, and no amount of frivolous lawsuits will prevent that (to the glee of the tort lawyers, as it guarantees them a constant stream of income, but probably not in this case as the family would have to sue their own company, rather counterproductive).