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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Today I had to run a few errands in town. (I live in a very small town and that is a significant piece of information for this rant.)

I went to the court house to pick up some papers for my mother. I parked in the ONLY handicapped spot by the court house. Now, normally I would not have parked there, but my knees are giving me trouble and I can't manage the steps at the other end. Also, it is perfectly legal for me since I've been legally handicapped since about 2005. So, I parked, went in and took care of my business and went back out to my car. While I was inside, someone else had parked ILLEGALLY behind me and I was blocked in. I asked, politely, the woman who was sitting in the car if she would move it so I could leave. She very rudely told me she couldn't drive that car and that they wouldn't have parked there if I hadn't taken the handicapped spot. When I informed her that I was handicapped, she retorted, "you're not handicapped, you're FAT!"

Of course, I reacted badly. I called her a bitch.

Here's the thing. I've been using handicapped parking whenever I needed it for several years and never once had to justify it. This time I did and it made me very angry. Why should anyone who is legally using a handicapped space have to justify using it?


Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    I agree with Delhsi you were legally parking and this other person was in the wrong. I believe that karma will get them in the long run. Hugs

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    I don't think some people have the ability to be ashamed of themselves. Personally, I think I handled it wrong. I should not have stooped to her level, but I did. Human nature causes us to react to attacks before we think.

This is why we all need to teach our children to be respectful and to use manners in everyday life.

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DELHSI 10/5/2011 3:44PM

    Since you are using it legally, then no, you shouldn't have to justify it. That woman should be ashamed of herself. Honestly, I probably would've responded the same way. I hope it doesn't get to you.


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