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Aug 15, 2020 - 3:30:10 AM
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3609 posts since 12/6/2009

Things that make me question the human condition these days. ……While waiting for my wife to do some shopping I was sitting out in a parking lot about two rows from the building. We usually park away from in front leaving spaces free for people who should be close and not have to walk far.
In drove a big beautiful bright red shinny brand new 4x4 pickup truck that was about 3 feet off the ground. At first I didn’t notice the man had pulled into a handicap space. Then I watched as he hung his handicap sign on his mirror. I expected him to get out with at least a cane or some kind of aid to help him walk……but no….the man was about 6 foot or taller and stood straight up. Tucked his shirt in and strolled quickly 4 stores down and walked bouncy into a liquor store. Then it dawned on me….There right in front of the liquor store were 4 empty parking spaces he had passed by to get to the handy cap space.
Need I say more???????......I just stared blankly into empty sky

Edited by - overhere on 08/15/2020 03:33:02

Aug 15, 2020 - 3:41:18 AM
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OM45GE

USA

99869 posts since 11/7/2007

That kind of stuff drives me crazy. I had my left knee replaced about a year and a half ago. I was in a lot of pain for quite a while before the surgery and my doc offered to authorize an HP permit. I was still able to walk fairly long distances even though it hurt so I respectfully declined. There were folks who needed those spaces a lot more than I did.

Aug 15, 2020 - 4:33:57 AM

5657 posts since 9/5/2006

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Originally posted by overhere

Things that make me question the human condition these days. ……While waiting for my wife to do some shopping I was sitting out in a parking lot about two rows from the building. We usually park away from in front leaving spaces free for people who should be close and not have to walk far.
In drove a big beautiful bright red shinny brand new 4x4 pickup truck that was about 3 feet off the ground. At first I didn’t notice the man had pulled into a handicap space. Then I watched as he hung his handicap sign on his mirror. I expected him to get out with at least a cane or some kind of aid to help him walk……but no….the man was about 6 foot or taller and stood straight up. Tucked his shirt in and strolled quickly 4 stores down and walked bouncy into a liquor store. Then it dawned on me….There right in front of the liquor store were 4 empty parking spaces he had passed by to get to the handy cap space.
Need I say more???????......I just stared blankly into empty sky


yep i see it all the time,,, since my COPD and knees and back have turned on me my doc gave me a placard. and i see it constantly.. sometimes i wait in the car for my wife and see (what appears) to be very healthy sometimes younger people parking in and all but skipping into stores.  it sux but if they got a placard or plate ,,, it is what it is.

Edited by - 1935tb-11 on 08/15/2020 04:34:23

Aug 15, 2020 - 4:41:14 AM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

24814 posts since 8/3/2003

I had a handicapped sign for years so I could drive my mother to and from doctor's appointments, etc. I NEVER, not once, used it when she wasn't in the car with me. I just don't understand why people would be so uncaring and selfish as to use a handicapped space if they were able to get around. Of course, I suppose there are other types of handicaps besides physical problems and those we probably can't and don't see.

Aug 15, 2020 - 4:52:31 AM
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5657 posts since 9/5/2006

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I had a handicapped sign for years so I could drive my mother to and from doctor's appointments, etc. I NEVER, not once, used it when she wasn't in the car with me. I just don't understand why people would be so uncaring and selfish as to use a handicapped space if they were able to get around. Of course, I suppose there are other types of handicaps besides physical problems and those we probably can't and don't see.

yeah i am sure of it ........ if you know what i mean


Aug 15, 2020 - 4:53:15 AM
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DC5

USA

13003 posts since 6/30/2015

My mother in law used to tell me to park in the HP space when I was running into the store for her. I said "You aren't the one going into the store so we don't need to take up that space." She actually got upset with me once because the nearest clear space was quite far away. I once watched 4 teenagers park in a HP spot then jump out of the car without opening doors and walk into the mall. Once, when I was a bartender and showing up a few minutes early to work there were 2 brand new corvettes parked perpendicular to the parking space and taking up 3 handicap spots - no plates or placards. I went in and asked the bartender on duty for the phone and loudly called the police to report this. You should have seen how quickly these guys ran out to move their cars. Saw a Maserati once park on the line between 2 handicap spots so no one would open a door and ding his precious baby. Too bad someone scratched it anyway, and much worse than a little door ding. When the fine is affordable, rich people pay the fine. The president of my now defunct college parked in a no parking zone in front of the school every day, just paid the fine and thought nothing of it. It was not a tow zone.

Aug 15, 2020 - 6:15:12 AM
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figmo59

USA

31807 posts since 3/5/2008

A good Soldier protects thos who can not protect themselves...

Leave the good parking spots fer thos that need them...

 

 

 

One day...

It may be...You.... :0/

Edited by - figmo59 on 08/15/2020 06:16:07

Aug 15, 2020 - 8:25:10 AM
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Paul R

Canada

13088 posts since 1/28/2010

quote:
Originally posted by figmo59

A good Soldier protects thos who can not protect themselves...

Leave the good parking spots fer thos that need them...

 

 

 

One day...

It may be...You.... :0/


It's our daughter.

It's a strange feeling to park in a handicapped spot when you know you're okay. But you have to realize that your passenger isn't.

Aug 15, 2020 - 8:40:05 AM
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10644 posts since 1/15/2005

A golf course in Alabama that I did some work on years ago hosted a national handicapped players tournament every year. Golfers with missing arms, legs, etc. played in the tournament. The golf professional at the course said there was one thing that stood out every year the tournament was held. The handicap parking spaces were always empty!

Aug 15, 2020 - 8:48:35 AM
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5317 posts since 9/16/2004

Don't know what possessed me to follow four twenty something kids into a store and confront them for doing just that... but I did. Seeing as I don't know how to fight, I'm lucky that I buffaloed them.

Aug 15, 2020 - 1:26:20 PM

73273 posts since 5/9/2007

I suppose it would be quite easy to print a copy of one of those mirror hung "Handicapped" signs.

Aug 15, 2020 - 11:03:58 PM
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1889 posts since 4/22/2018

My wife uses a wheelchair and we have the uk equivalent to the placard. Often times we don’t use the allocated spaces as I’m the only driver in the family and also the one unloading the chair, but sometimes you need to, just for the extra space next to the car to get into the chair. You do see people abusing the system regularly, but that said, I have also been confronted after leaving my wife in town with her friends and collecting the car from a disabled parking bay.

Aug 16, 2020 - 1:33:24 AM
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1889 posts since 4/22/2018

Bizzarley enough, a friend posted this on his Facebook page this morning - a picture paints a thousand words eh?


 

Aug 16, 2020 - 3:47:59 AM

3609 posts since 12/6/2009

the sad part of the story was he passed up 4 closer spaces to try and find one where he could use his handicap card....no matter how far away it was.....that's what is called SELFISH GREED.

Aug 16, 2020 - 4:21:38 AM

RonR

USA

1681 posts since 11/29/2012

I had a placard for RA when I couldn't walk too good. When the meds started working I felt like a con man for using it, so I got rid of it.

Aug 16, 2020 - 5:58:47 AM

conniel

USA

741 posts since 5/1/2020

I have one in the car. I have emphysema from a life time of smoking weed. My lungs are shot. Walking is a real chore sometimes. It helps to have it. If a space is being abused, theres not a lot I can do. ‘Hey! Wanna fight?? Cmere and I’ll try n breathe on ya!’

Aug 16, 2020 - 6:15:02 AM

figmo59

USA

31807 posts since 3/5/2008

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Originally posted by conniel

I have one in the car. I have emphysema from a life time of smoking weed. My lungs are shot. Walking is a real chore sometimes. It helps to have it. If a space is being abused, theres not a lot I can do. ‘Hey! Wanna fight?? Cmere and I’ll try n breathe on ya!’


I am sorry to hear that even if it is self inflicted..

We all have our Jones'es... :0/

 

I guess there is sumthin to be said fer...brownie mix...

Aug 16, 2020 - 6:20:25 AM

conniel

USA

741 posts since 5/1/2020

True Figmo. Smokin it was too much fun way back then! We really didn’t have access to the stove a lot, or cash to buy the mix ! Self inflicted for sure!

Aug 16, 2020 - 8:21:05 AM

73273 posts since 5/9/2007

I've smoked weed just about every day since 1970 and don't have any breathing problems.

Aug 16, 2020 - 8:45:12 AM
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Originally posted by steve davis

I've smoked weed just about every day since 1970 and don't have any breathing problems.


Steve, You seem to spend a lot of time trying to convince us how great it is to be a pothead.  Face it.  Most of us have had experience being around potheads and can see it for what it is.  I have a relative and a couple of friends who smoke pot for medical reasons and I am fine with that.  I have also seen many others who do not do so well with pot and go through life spending a lot of time looking like Cheech and Chong.  I have had employees and co workers who could not get to work on time, were always late getting back from lunch, and had trouble concentrating on their work. If it works for you, fine, but it does not work for everyone and trying to convince others to do something that can be harmful to their health and well being is not something I respect.

Aug 16, 2020 - 9:14:13 AM

conniel

USA

741 posts since 5/1/2020

Hopefully not.... but one day, you’ll cough up a little blood. What’s this? You ask. Oh well, Ill go blow a doob then it’ll all go away. It doesn’t. It gets worse. The blood keeps coming. Little more each time. It’s like breathing thru a cocktail straw.... while pinching it! It’s just a matter of time dude. You can move air just fine , right now . But let you know who help you when it all goes south. Breathe on Stevey!

Edited by - conniel on 08/16/2020 09:16:35

Aug 16, 2020 - 9:31:36 AM

73273 posts since 5/9/2007

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Originally posted by latigo1
quote:
Originally posted by steve davis

I've smoked weed just about every day since 1970 and don't have any breathing problems.


Steve, You seem to spend a lot of time trying to convince us how great it is to be a pothead.  Face it.  Most of us have had experience being around potheads and can see it for what it is.  I have a relative and a couple of friends who smoke pot for medical reasons and I am fine with that.  I have also seen many others who do not do so well with pot and go through life spending a lot of time looking like Cheech and Chong.  I have had employees and co workers who could not get to work on time, were always late getting back from lunch, and had trouble concentrating on their work. If it works for you, fine, but it does not work for everyone and trying to convince others to do something that can be harmful to their health and well being is not something I respect.


I enjoy speaking up when folks say it's a bad thing to smoke pot.

I go by my own experiences to decide things.I'm not influenced by what anyone says until I know,myself.

Edited by - steve davis on 08/16/2020 09:33:17

Aug 16, 2020 - 9:38:19 AM
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Originally posted by Wet Spaniel

My wife uses a wheelchair and we have the uk equivalent to the placard. Often times we don’t use the allocated spaces as I’m the only driver in the family and also the one unloading the chair, but sometimes you need to, just for the extra space next to the car to get into the chair. You do see people abusing the system regularly, but that said, I have also been confronted after leaving my wife in town with her friends and collecting the car from a disabled parking bay.


I'd like to clear up what I wrote in an earlier post... about the one where my indignation got in the way of my instinct for survival.

I'm not someone who generally interferes in the lives of others, you never really know the motives or backstory.  But those kids in my previous post came wheeling up in a brand new luxury SUV, hung the placard on the mirror, then jaunted out and went laughing their way into the store. 

I was younger and healed better back then... 

Aug 16, 2020 - 9:47:15 AM

conniel

USA

741 posts since 5/1/2020

I have learned from experience, that when I hit my head with a sledge hammer, I won’t soon be doing it again .

Aug 16, 2020 - 10:08:43 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by steve davis
quote:
Originally posted by latigo1
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Originally posted by steve davis

I've smoked weed just about every day since 1970 and don't have any breathing problems.


Steve, You seem to spend a lot of time trying to convince us how great it is to be a pothead.  Face it.  Most of us have had experience being around potheads and can see it for what it is.  I have a relative and a couple of friends who smoke pot for medical reasons and I am fine with that.  I have also seen many others who do not do so well with pot and go through life spending a lot of time looking like Cheech and Chong.  I have had employees and co workers who could not get to work on time, were always late getting back from lunch, and had trouble concentrating on their work. If it works for you, fine, but it does not work for everyone and trying to convince others to do something that can be harmful to their health and well being is not something I respect.


I enjoy speaking up when folks say it's a bad thing to smoke pot.

I go by my own experiences to decide things.I'm not influenced by what anyone says until I know,myself.


Well, Conniel spoke up about her experience with pot smoking and it was not the same thing you are experiencing at this time.  Of course your experience could change in the future.  If it does, then you can add that to your list of experiences.  I really don't care whether or not you smoke pot.  What I don't understand is why you are so adamant about convincing others that it is a good thing to do.

Aug 16, 2020 - 10:44:22 AM

1889 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by Frisco Fred
quote:
Originally posted by Wet Spaniel

My wife uses a wheelchair and we have the uk equivalent to the placard. Often times we don’t use the allocated spaces as I’m the only driver in the family and also the one unloading the chair, but sometimes you need to, just for the extra space next to the car to get into the chair. You do see people abusing the system regularly, but that said, I have also been confronted after leaving my wife in town with her friends and collecting the car from a disabled parking bay.


I'd like to clear up what I wrote in an earlier post... about the one where my indignation got in the way of my instinct for survival.

I'm not someone who generally interferes in the lives of others, you never really know the motives or backstory.  But those kids in my previous post came wheeling up in a brand new luxury SUV, hung the placard on the mirror, then jaunted out and went laughing their way into the store. 

I was younger and healed better back then... 


John, I wasn't implying anything by my comment and I hope I didn't offend you.  I've done exactly the same over two young workmen parking in a disabled spot as it was handy for the sandwich shop.  Thankfully they already half knew they were in the wrong and backed down very quickly.  I'd do it again, as like you, when I know it's a definite Liberty take.  If we don't confront some people they will just continue to take the proverbial.  

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