Your Tax Dollars at Work

Recently the Embassy acquired a new toy: a Segway. It is for getting from one end of the large, 15-acre compound to the other.

I got to try it out (before there were rules in place requiring a helmet)!

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I drove the Segway up a ramp, into one door of the cafeteria, past a few people eating lunch, out the other door of the cafeteria, down the ramp, up to the front of the Embassy, around the portico and back. The guards were impressed I didn’t fall over. They said they had never seen a Segway before!

Unfortunately the Segway is not my personal toy. It has since been locked up, for official use only, helmet required.

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And lest you think this purchase an extravagant expense of taxpayer dollars, this was a reconditioned Segway – not brand new – and purchased for a good price.

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