When the Segway first came out, I really did not think much of it. I thought it was just another fad. I thought it was something that has very limited applications.
I’m very big into farming and I really did not see it applying to what I did for a living. Boy, was I wrong.
You see, when you are farming, if you are not in your tractor or if you’re not working with your farm workers to sort the produce, you are on foot. That’s right, you are going to be walking on two legs, checking out what’s going on in your land.
Now, of course, these are for responsible farmers. These are for farmers who are serious about making profits.
If you are not serious, then you probably would be doing something else. You probably would be chilling back at home, gambling, or doing something that really gets in the way of your farm earning the kind of money that it’s capable of earning.
I’m one of the former farmers. This means I actually take my operation very seriously.
So either I’m inside the tractor spending hours processing the land, or I’m working closely with my farm workers making sure we pick the very best products and sell it to our happy customers and keep the rest or recycle the rest.
Other than these times, I’m on foot and, boy, does it get boring quickly.
And what really gets to me is how unproductive that time is because I’m a big fan of efficiency. I’d really like to make as much money in as little time as possible. I’d like to make as much money out of as little effort as possible.
And it really annoys me that I have to walk and do basically nothing as I walk because I have to get from Point A to Point B because Point B is where the productive work is.
Well, I kissed all that frustration goodbye when I got my first Segway unit. I say “first” because it really popped my cherry. It really did.
I saw how productive I was. I saw that with me riding on the Segway to get from Point A to Point B in as quickly and as efficiently as possible, I was able to do so much more in as little time as possible.
I then bought one, and then another one, and then now I have a fleet of twenty. And all my crew uses Segway to go through the land.
Now, this of course created problems in place of the problems that it solved. We had to make sure that we level the farm flat enough for optimal Segway use.
This is not always easy on a uniform level, but we managed. And boy, did Segway increase the overall productivity of my greater farm operations.