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I, like most, detest people who do not have handicapped tags or permits yet park in the Handicapped spots even if it's for a dash in the store and out.

One other thing that concerns me is when you have an open/available spot in the parking lot yet find that it's taken by a person with handicapped status. If they have the permits then they should first choose to park in the handicapped spaces leaving the general parking spaces for those that cannot use the handicapped spaces.

If there are no handicapped spaces available then I understand a handicapped person taking one of the general parking places but what I'm talking about is when I saw a handicapped person pass up four open handicapped spaces just to take the second, from front, parking place even though it wasn't designated handicapped.

It may be a small thing to complain about but if you are handicapped realize that others are not able to park in the designated spaces that are set aside for you so please, if you have the option available, choose to park in the handicapped places before taking the others.

Be as the Bereans ( Acts 17:11 )

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I agree whole heartedly with your peeve about non-handicapped people parking in the spaces.
The other though....my son is handicapped and i have a tag. When he's with me i, of course, use the handicapped spots. However, when he isn't with me, even though i could still get away with using a handicapped spot, i don't. So the person you see driving the car with a handicapped tag and taking up a "regular" spot may not be the handicapped person associated with the tag, and is probably doing the same thing i do....the legal thing. Perhaps they, like me, respect the fact that that spot is for someone that really needs it.
Yea, sme with me. My mom has HC tags on her car, and when I am driving her, we use the HC places. If I use her car, I NEVER use the HC places , they should be saved for the use of the actual person who needs the convenience.
On the other hand, what I detest is a young person in a car with either tags or more often a hang on permit, swinging into a Hc place, jumping out and all but running into a store (texting or talking on their cell phone the whole time)
I console my rage by thinking they are mentally handy capped.
seeweed,
I can't speak to the young girl that you saw, but please realize that young people can have disables that qualifies for the hc sticker. All hc are not visable, such as backs, legs, knees, ankles, nerve damage and lungs. Instead of thinking that a person doesn't desire a hc spot, you should say to yourself thank goodness I am healthy and don't need that spot. I too have seen people that do not show a disability, but if you don't know for sure I just accept it.
I can admire a non-handicapped person choosing to passover a handicapped spot if they are not handicapped. I do know that there are people that are not handicapped and can still drive their father's car etc. In the specific case I was referring to the two front most handicapped spots, out of 8 spots were taken and the front spot of a non-handicapped space came open as the handicapped person approached. They choose to take the non-handicapped place which granted was a shorter distance, barely, from the front door when 6 other handicapped places were open.

The person did have a walking disability, having to use a cain, and chose the spot, I believe because it was the absolute closest in distance from the door. Closer by say 2 parking places. I wouldn't get upset had it been teens or someone obviously that wasn't handicapped but in this case I believe they were and chose only to look for the closest spot which in this case was an unhandicapped spot. In my opinion it just makes it tougher on the non-handicapped people and was not being a conscientious driver.
I always 'enjoyed' ticketing individuals that parked in an HC zone/spot w/o the proper tag/permit.

Mind you: I didn't do it frivolously. I made every effort (if no HC tag/permit was visible) to determine whether or not the car was parked illegally before issuing a citation. On occasion, the permit would not be displayed on the rear view mirror, but would be laying on the seat or stuck in the sun visor. No ticket for that lapse. On more than one occasion the permit holder had said HC permit in her purse. When the qualifying permit was presented in court, the citation was dismissed.
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Originally posted by dogsoldier0513:
I always 'enjoyed' ticketing individuals that parked in an HC zone/spot w/o the proper tag/permit.

Mind you: I didn't do it frivolously. I made every effort (if no HC tag/permit was visible) to determine whether or not the car was parked illegally before issuing a citation. On occasion, the permit would not be displayed on the rear view mirror, but would be laying on the seat or stuck in the sun visor. No ticket for that lapse. On more than one occasion the permit holder had said HC permit in her purse. When the qualifying permit was presented in court, the citation was dismissed.


Wow, what a hardened crime fighter you are. We could hire an old woman to do that job.
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Originally posted by pooh's dad:
Opie is probably one of the retards that think the handicapped spaces are the place to leave their baskets. I cannot understand why people do this. If you are going to leave them in someone's way; at least don't block what few handicapped spaces that are available!
Few? I challenge anyone to say where they have seen the handicapped parking spaces full. There may be one space occupied at any given moment, but to few? Not hardly. What gags me are the ones using the little electrical carts because their "handicap" is being a fat assed cow! Shyt, those are the very ones that should be forced to walk.
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Originally posted by Jennifer:
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Originally posted by pooh's dad:
Opie is probably one of the retards that think the handicapped spaces are the place to leave their baskets. I cannot understand why people do this. If you are going to leave them in someone's way; at least don't block what few handicapped spaces that are available!
Few? I challenge anyone to say where they have seen the handicapped parking spaces full. There may be one space occupied at any given moment, but to few? Not hardly. What gags me are the ones using the little electrical carts because their "handicap" is being a fat assed cow! Shyt, those are the very ones that should be forced to walk.


Wal-mart Muscle Shoals.
Dang Jennifer, whats wrong today? You are normally so sweet and tolerant.
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Originally posted by gbrk:
I can admire a non-handicapped person choosing to passover a handicapped spot if they are not handicapped. I do know that there are people that are not handicapped and can still drive their father's car etc. In the specific case I was referring to the two front most handicapped spots, out of 8 spots were taken and the front spot of a non-handicapped space came open as the handicapped person approached. They choose to take the non-handicapped place which granted was a shorter distance, barely, from the front door when 6 other handicapped places were open.

The person did have a walking disability, having to use a cain, and chose the spot, I believe because it was the absolute closest in distance from the door. Closer by say 2 parking places. I wouldn't get upset had it been teens or someone obviously that wasn't handicapped but in this case I believe they were and chose only to look for the closest spot which in this case was an unhandicapped spot. In my opinion it just makes it tougher on the non-handicapped people and was not being a conscientious driver.


So this isn't about handicapped people and giving them the best spots, this is about you being a little inconvenienced.

I'm surprised.
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Originally posted by gbrk:If there are no handicapped spaces available then I understand a handicapped person taking one of the general parking places but what I'm talking about is when I saw a handicapped person pass up four open handicapped spaces just to take the second, from front, parking place even though it wasn't designated handicapped.



that is the oddest complaint i think i've ever seen. what if the person driving the car was just borrowing it from a handicapped person and felt guilty for taking one up? you just can't know.

i despise people who hop out of a car (in a handicapped space, with a handicaspped tag) like they were 20 years old and waltz into the store. i hate it more because i can't quite bring myself to call BS on them. for all i know, they can't see more than 5 feet iin front of them or have some other malady that i am ignorant of.

my mother in law uses her husband's handicapped rear-view sticker to park in the good spaces. she is perfecctly healthy.

me? i generally pick a spot at the far end so i can use the walk as exercise. people are just so lazy around here. and it shows in the waistline.
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Originally posted by Opie Cunningham:
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Originally posted by dogsoldier0513:
I always 'enjoyed' ticketing individuals that parked in an HC zone/spot w/o the proper tag/permit.

Mind you: I didn't do it frivolously. I made every effort (if no HC tag/permit was visible) to determine whether or not the car was parked illegally before issuing a citation. On occasion, the permit would not be displayed on the rear view mirror, but would be laying on the seat or stuck in the sun visor. No ticket for that lapse. On more than one occasion the permit holder had said HC permit in her purse. When the qualifying permit was presented in court, the citation was dismissed.


Wow, what a hardened crime fighter you are. We could hire an old woman to do that job.


That was only on slow days when I didn't have anyone available to pistol whip, doofus. Roll Eyes
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Originally posted by Unobtanium:



me? i generally pick a spot at the far end so i can use the walk as exercise. people are just so lazy around here. and it shows in the waistline.


Ditto on that. I see a lot of people park the farthest away to try to prevent damage to their car from someone opening the door on it or keep it away from the carts.
I know all too well about both sides of this topic, as I have a son born with a birth defect which caused him to be a paraplegic since birth. When you was younger, he was treated like any other infant/toddler and we did not begin using handicapped parking until he began using a wheelchair and then, only if he was with me/us.

The importance of handicapped parking grew with his level of independence and he advancing to a power wheelchair which can also become an issue for the endless list of careless and inconsiderate drivers.

Unlike his previous manual wheelchairs, the power wheelchair as configured weights nearly 300 pounds alone. With him sited, the total weight is just over 400 pounds. Because of the weight of the chair, transportation of the chair requires the use of a powered lift. One of our vans is fitted with a rear loading lift, which the other has a side platform lift. With the van fitted with the rear lift, you can load him and his chair most anywhere.

The problem we tend to find is with drivers either parking too close or parking in the stripped non parking area, which may/may not be associated with the handicapped parking space. There have been numerous times when I was tempted to deploy the side lift onto someone’s vehicle, but common sense tells me no.

I have also learned to escort him while crossing the parking lots, as he and his wheelchair are not easily noticed. I also know that not people qualify for the handicapped parking decals they display on their vehicles. I also know that there are some qualifying medical issues for handicapped parking that are not visibly recognized i.e. cardiac, neurological, orthopedic, etc.
I'll try to explain it again. First if a person that isn't handicapped chooses not to park in a Handicapped place, even though driving a handicapped persons car, all power to them and good for them, that should be the case.

For those that are handicapped then they usually have the best places closest to the doors and access, which should be the case. They have a right and need to be closest to access points and I'm glad the law protects this. People that infringe on their parking, that aren't handicapped, should pay a steep fine to protect these places.

With the fact that there are usually handicapped places open, more than one or two usually, when a person that has a legitimate right to park in a handicapped place chooses to take literally an open spot directly across from an open handicapped spot then what is the logic in that, if they are truly handicapped that is? The law provides spaces for people with this status, as should be , and will fine a person that parks in the handicapped place, as should be. It's not a case of inconveniencing me but everyone else. It is almost exactly like taking two parking places for one person.

Maybe the person isn't thinking about it, I don't know, but I'm just saying when I see that happen, few times that it is, I consider it INCONSIDERATE of everyone else ,because, they have the legal ability to occupy a special place but instead take the place of another citizen who cannot park wherever they choose.

A reverse way of looking at it is take handicapped equipped stalls in restrooms. They aren't protected, by law so, going in to the restroom, anyone can choose whichever stall/place is open. Say there are just two stalls, both of them open, and a non-handicapped person chooses the Handicapped stall (maybe it's bigger, I don't know) and along comes a person in a wheelchair. They have to wait when if the other person had been courteous, even though they had the ability to choose both open places, they chose the only one that the other person could possibly use. Maybe my point wasn't made by that illustration but hopefully some will understand what I was saying. I shop so little that it has little effect on me but I have seen the parking situation happen, as I was walking in the store, and thought of it as an inconsiderate action on the part of the handicapped person. In that particular case the person WAS handicapped and used a walker so it wasn't (in this case) a situation where a person borrowed their handicapped father/mother's car. I just consider it an inconsiderate action is all I'm saying.
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......think the handicapped spaces are the place to leave their baskets. I cannot understand why people do this. If you are going to leave them in someone's way; at least don't block what few handicapped spaces that are available!


Don't know about the named possible offender, but if I had a dollar for how many times I've had to move baskets to get in the parking space, much less lower the lift on the van, especially in the rain, I would be wealthy by now. The same folks leaving the baskets gripe and moan cause they get a buggy dent in the parking lots to begin with. One exception is that if the driver is wheelchair bound, they have to go to the same buggy "station" then return and hate to leave the auto opened. A little hassle.

Amazing that even at churches people take the handicapped spaces without decals or apparent need. The restroom issue is a big deal especially when the person needs assistance.
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Originally posted by bluetick:
So, y'all are sayin if a handicapped person parks in a non-handicapped spot you need to beat the crap out of them? Man y'all are vicious.


The other day, I saw a perfectly healthy young man step out of a Cadillac in a Handicap parking space. So, I did him a favor. I ran his ass over. I made an honest man out of him.

Of course, his mother, who was in the passenger seat, beat me severely with her crutches.*


nsns


*with apologies to Jeff Dunham.
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Originally posted by AtticFeline:
Is being fat a handicap these days? I've sure seen a lot of them who seem to have no disability other than being fat. Granted, they may have breathing and heart problems, even joint problems, but it they do it's probably just because they're fat.


I've been to walmart and most of the people who use those motorized carts are overweight. If they'd walk through the store instead of riding, they might not be so large.
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Originally posted by Captain Obvious:
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Originally posted by AtticFeline:
Is being fat a handicap these days? I've sure seen a lot of them who seem to have no disability other than being fat. Granted, they may have breathing and heart problems, even joint problems, but it they do it's probably just because they're fat.



I've been to walmart and most of the people who use those motorized carts are overweight. If they'd walk through the store instead of riding, they might not be so large.


Heh. Dude...I've seen those people... If they tried walking they'd probably have a heart attack and keel over and then they wouldn't need that parking space anymore.

Methinks when it comes to obesity there is a point of no return. If ya can't smile because your cheeks are in the way-there ain't no goin' back. Wink
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Originally posted by Jennifer:
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Originally posted by pooh's dad:
Opie is probably one of the retards that think the handicapped spaces are the place to leave their baskets. I cannot understand why people do this. If you are going to leave them in someone's way; at least don't block what few handicapped spaces that are available!
Few? I challenge anyone to say where they have seen the handicapped parking spaces full. There may be one space occupied at any given moment, but to few? Not hardly. What gags me are the ones using the little electrical carts because their "handicap" is being a fat assed cow! Shyt, those are the very ones that should be forced to walk.


During busy times and in busy areas (Walmart, Target, etc.), the handicapped spaces are all full just like the rest of the parking lot. During slow times and in slow areas (furniture store, pet store, etc.), there are empty spots, just like the rest of the parking lot.

There are people who are fat because they overeat. There also people who are fat due to medical problems beyond their control, which would put them rightfully in the handicapped category.

I don't understand the mindset of a healthy person who parks in a handicapped spot...guess they really are handicapped...morally bankrupt, self-obsorbed and friendless...I'd rather be in a wheelchair.

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If you can walk the isles of walmart on your own power, then you shouldnt park in the handicap spots. If you are in a wheelchair, on a scooter, or crutches, ect. by all means park as close as possible. I dont see them in this area much, but some larger cities have van only areas for the unloading of wheelchairs , and usually a car or non-van vehicle will be parked in that spot.
I have a sun allergy, as many do - doctor certified. I can now walk Walmart as a result of knee replacement. What do you recommend I should do beginning from now on until next fall- when the temperature is 80 or above. Yes, this is a real handicap. Yes, I cried when I asked the doctor for the placard. I do not go outside when the temp is over 80. I have missed a lot of church picnics,etc. over this. Undetectable handicaps have been mentioned. Did you see the posts?
Some of the posters here seem to be of the opinion that all handicapped people are lazy freeloaders who should be put out of their misery. I am now disabled and It insults me. I have one of those invisible handicaps and the fact that I am unable to go out and earn my own living anymore has destroyed my self esteem. Now I got to put up with these loud mouthed whiners cry about Payin my way. I worked like a dog for over 35 years and I believe I deserve that little monthly check that buys my cheapest groceries I can find. I pay rent out of it to. I wouldn't need to pay rent, but when I lost my job I filed bankruptcy. The court took my house that was bought and paid for. Don't cry to me about payin my way. I've paid for already, and given it back.

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