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Thursday, February 06, 2014

I'm just doing a quick little entry here. The HIGH today was 7 degrees farenheit! I have to walk over a quarter mile in this across iced up pavement from the light rail train to where I had to park my car, in a post-surgical boot on my right foot, because we had about 1/4 of snow last night and lazy creeps use that as an excuse to park in handicap spots by saying they couldn't see the symbol painted on the pavement. I have the permit tags to allow me to park there, but it is only 6 or 7 spaces total and 5 of them were occupied by people with no permit tags. The folks who do that are most often college students who go to an early class and then are gone by noon. I wish their parents would teach them a little respect, but then many of their parents park illegally in handicap spaces as well. It is bad enough for me, but what about people with walkers and crutches who really need to park close to the train because they have severe mobility issues? As I said - there are disgusting people who are totally able and too lazy to walk the distance they force me and others to walk with limitations. Not exactly a pleasant sort of social experience, eh?
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  • AMANDANCES
    In my town, they WILL ticket you for parking in a handicapped space. That makes me so mad too!
    1718 days ago
  • JUMPINJULIE
    I wish they would give them tickets for that.
    1738 days ago
  • PCOH051610
    Happens all the time here as well. So sorry!
    1739 days ago
  • CLPURNELL
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    1741 days ago
  • FLORIDASUN
    This just GRINDS my GEARS! So much so that I've asked certain people if their handicap is MENTAL? Once I used the handicapped in the bathroom and when I came out I saw a poor lady leaning on her walker...I was SO embarrassed! emoticon I apologized profusely and I've never used a handicapped stall since...people with limitations need those spots. You should have called in on each and every one of their license plates...hopefully if they get smacked with a few high priced tickets they will be more considerate the next time. emoticon People can be so self absorbed and uncaring...it just makes me sad! emoticon
    1743 days ago
  • WALKINGWOMAN07
    So sorry that this happened - but yes, it happens up here in Canada too. I think I missed something though - why the surgical boot? An accident or surgery to correct an issue?
    1746 days ago
  • SUSANBEAMON
    last year my doctor asked me if i wanted one of those handicapped placard because of my cane and balance issues. i don't think of myself as handicapped, so i refused. i still use the cane and i tire easily, but i still won't use those spots. it is easier for me to park next to the buggy return, so i can get a shopping cart before i go into the store. that works better for me.
    1746 days ago
  • CATIATM
    That is really inconsiderate of them!
    1746 days ago
  • SVELTEWARRIOR
    That is without a doubt one of my biggest pet peeves!!!!!!!!!! It is rude and inconsiderate!!!!!!
    1747 days ago
  • SUNSHINE99999
    you got it right. My wife and I take my 88 year old Mom to lots of places and it sure is nice to find those close spots for her. emoticon
    1747 days ago
  • TERI-RIFIC
    It is pretty low to park in a handicap space! The ticket is expensive - they should enforce it more!
    1747 days ago
  • JAKENELL
    emoticon I often face the same problem. I'm hoping that some who park in these spaces have just neglected to put their placard in a prominent place but don't think that is often truly the problem! I try not to use the handicapped spaces on days when I'm not in a lot of pain but I need them to be available on days that I'm struggling.
    Sheila
    1747 days ago
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