that reminds me of the time I decided to hire a scooter so I could go to the zoo. I was so happy to actually get out and be doing something fun after being stuck at home for so long (or only leaving the house when necessarily). The whole outing was like an excape from prison!!! No one should fear others giving them bad looks due to being in a scooter. I too found people instead were actually nicer. To anyone who is well enough to ride a scooter out, but not doing so due to fear of what others may think... I say try to break free of that prison you are imposing onto yourself.