He couldn’t seem to figure out why I was writing his truck number down..

  As I pulled into the parking lot of one of our local discount chain stores today, a delivery truck (one of the big guys)  pulled  in and parked across both the handicapped spaces, went in and made his delivery.  He then came out and much to his surprise and confusion I was writing his number down.  You know and I can somewhat understand his point of view he’s just going in for  a moment  (and gosh why should those crippled folks get the best parking?? )  He’s not alone out there, folks blatantly ignore the signs and park without a placard or a plate.  I never really paid attention to it before.  How can we as a society be so callous and  (even though the truth of the matter is the strong will always take advantage of the weak) so ill- mannered.  Probably if the police patrolled parking lots and handed out those two hundred-dollar tickets things would change, since that is the only way that things change,  hit people in their pocketbook.  In the last several months I’ve noticed it time after time, a couple of times every week at least.  


    The requirements to get the permit are stringent and you have to get a doctor to sign off on it.  Now, I’m not so naïve that I don’t realize that there are those out there that probably shouldn’t have  them.  I remember the desperate housewives episode where Gabby was using her husband Carlos’s  permit dragging him all over,  so she could get the best parking spaces.  At least she was obeying the law and had him with her.  That placard means that the doctor says you can’t walk to far or you can’t walk at all.  Now, imagine trying to get through your day being in that condition, those of you who are you know what I mean,  The thing about life is as we all know is that no matter what your circumstances there are errands and chores that must  accomplished, life gets lived.  I wish folks would just think twice and not take those spaces.  Someday, it could be you…


5 Responses to “He couldn’t seem to figure out why I was writing his truck number down..”

  1. Professor S. O'Rioirda Says:

    Making a fuss about nothing. If the truck was only there a few moments, what’s the problem? You think disabled people can’t wait a few moments? Think again. Big trucks have a real problem delivering the products you (and disabled) people buy every day and if they had to seek out the correct place to park for every delivery, I bet you the economy would drag even slower.

    And how many times do you see several disabled slots outside stores, with every spot filled with parked cars? I never see this. Political correctness has gone too far in this regard. Society needs to take care of the less well-off but we’ve gone too far in many cases.


    • I take it all the members of your family and your good self are ambulatory, and in good health? And yes disabled folks can wait like others, it is true! These companies are advertising themselves as super customer service orientated and then, in the service of its clients were inconveniencing their clients, clients. And, you without a handy dandy tag couldn’t have parked either as he stretched across the front of the storefront, blocking the entrance and all the spaces in front of the store. Everyones time is important not just the able bodied! And whether it is an inconvenience or not it is still certainly against the law to occupy those spaces without a permit.


  2. I agree, using the handicapped spots with out a handicap placard or plate is rude. However, just as rude are those that have them, but use the spots even when the person they are for isn’t with them in the car. I’ve seen too many times, people pulling into the handicap spots with the placard, but no handicapped person with them.

    As my wife likes to point out to them – ‘It’s for the physically disabled, not the mentally!’


    • I have to agree with you about non disabled users, but, the truth is you can’t always see a disability, The placard is also available for those with heart and lung problems. Thanks for reading!


  3. I’ve always wondered why they put disabled places by the entrance,
    wouldn’t it be better to put them further away where no one would
    want to park 😉


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