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

Posted in handicapped parking,, stroke recovery with tags , on December 17, 2009 by suzisays09

  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…