Has Rollerblading become Uncool?

I was rollerblading on a busy path the other day and noticed that I was the only one rollerblading. Then it dawned on me that I haven't seen anyone else rollerblade in a really long time. And maybe it was my imagination, but I swear the people I passed were looking at me funny. They were smiling at me. Smiling in and of itself isn't a bad thing, but they were weird smiles---like the type of smile you'd give to a special needs person. Maybe the weird smile was more about my excessive flailing. I tend to flail a lot when I'm roller blading, particularly with my arms---my shoulder joints are actually still sore from all the flailing I had to do to keep from falling. Hey, come to think of it, maybe they thought I was a special needs person. But then again, maybe it's because rollerblading isn't cool anymore, or, I admit, maybe never was. I don't care what people think---okay, that's not true--I obviously do care or wouldn't be writing this. I guess I should say I don't care enough to stop rollerblading because it's so darn fun, but I'm just curious if I'm being a dork. Because I figure if I'm being a dork, but know I'm being a dork, then I'm not a dork.


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