Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Pet Peeve

Does it bother anyone else to see a car marked for handicapped parking, parking in an ordinary space when every nearby handicapped parking space is available? And does anyone else feel a little bit disappointed when a person getting out of a marked handicapped car, doesn't do so with the use of a wheelchair lift?

Ok, so that second question might make me wrong but it doesn't make the first question wrong.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

One of my pet peeves are the people who park in handicap spaces, have a decal and get out walking just like all the rest of us. Oh here is another one: people at Disneyland who fake a handicap so they can cut to the front of the lines with thier party. Two weekends ago I saw an able body 16 or so year old "using" a cane. He got to go right to the front.
-Brian

CM said...

A lot of people who are handicapped aren't in wheelchairs -- some have diseases that make them extremely tired or unable to walk more than a short distance.

But anyway, I've never seen anyone use a wheelchair lift to get out of a marked handicapped car, and now that you mention it, I do feel a little bit disappointed... maybe it's wrong, but I would like to see what it looks like.

Wayne said...

The person I saw who inspired this post did walk out of her car like the rest of us. But you could hear her laboriously breathing as she made her way inside Starbucks. So maybe she is one of those who is so diseased that she can't walk more than a really short distance without extremely tiring. Or perhaps it was because she was obese.

Anonymous said...

LOL. I was commenting to my wife the other day that "I hate it when people with placards park in handicap and aren't." I was all huffy and stuff when I saw a huge car (Expedcursiongatorummer thing) and a wide white woman step down. She looked as healthy as the proverbial ox that she resembled. I fumed. A few minutes later I see her helping a blind elderly woman who was using 6 or 7 canes. She helped the elderly woman inch her way to the car. I felt like and ass.

Brandy Chase said...

Has anyone else wondered how all of the handicap people park at the god damn special olympics...or am I just confirming everyone's belief that I am truly retarted?

Wayne said...

Ok, the blind elderly woman with canes was obviously a prop and yes you are Brandy.