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  •  I've gotten those notes on my car, as well. (12+ / 0-)

    I just shrug them off. The ones who leave those notes are the same ones who don't like their tax money to go to welfare to help anyone. Coincidentally, they often don't have a problem with someone who parks in a handicapped spot but have no tags to do so. They just don't like that someone was given a perceived privilege that they can't have.  Screw 'em.

    If I wanted government in my uterus, I'd fuck a senator

    by second gen on Sat Mar 17, 2012 at 05:12:59 PM PDT

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    •  Reminds me of the time (7+ / 0-)

      Mrs. Nowhere and I went to a concert along with a close relative, who was on crutches due to a disability. I'd contacted the concert promoter, whom I knew slightly, and asked if we might be allowed into the hall early, so that my relative wouldn't have to negotiate the crowds. Of course, the promoter said yes; I'm sure she would have done the same for any disabled person.

      Now, granted, getting into the hall ahead of the crowd gave us an advantage; I can't deny that. But I was still surprised by how many people complained loudly as we went in. Would any of them have traded their able bodies for my relative's crutches, just to get priority seating? I seriously doubt it.

      Let us all have the strength to see the humanity in our enemies, and the courage to let them see the humanity in ourselves.

      by Nowhere Man on Sat Mar 17, 2012 at 09:56:13 PM PDT

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    •  people do this? (2+ / 0-)
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      I have to admit, I never imagined that people would put nasty notes on cars with handicapped tags. Wow, just wow.

      Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. - Dalai Lama

      by kimoconnor on Sun Mar 18, 2012 at 07:32:58 AM PDT

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      •  Yep. (3+ / 0-)
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        One incident, I was going to an art festival on campus, which already requires a ton of walking, on a hot day. I parked back from the main parking on a side street of campus in a handicapped spot and got out of the car with my service dog. Someone parked in the spot behind me, glaring at me. I wasn't sure why, but when I got back to my car an hour or so later (I couldn't stay for long) there was a note that said something like: "You don't look very handicapped. You shouldn't park in a handicapped space if you don't need it."

        Someone just wanted something to bitch about because I wasn't even parked where the congestion was. I purposely avoided the parking lots. Partly because they charged, and partly because the space I took was shaded. I ended up walking further because of the spot I chose. Yet, they needed to complain. It was street parking, so I wasn't taking any student resident spots (they all have permitted parking lots.) And if the person who left it was perturbed because I took a spot THEY may have wanted (I don't even know if they had a tag or not) then congratulations, they got to tell me off and had to park exactly one space further away from the festivities than I had to.

        I very often take the first available non handicapped parking space if it's close to the handicapped spaces. For me, it's not about getting the coveted blue spot, it's just about getting close enough to be able to do what I need to do without suffering.

        If I wanted government in my uterus, I'd fuck a senator

        by second gen on Sun Mar 18, 2012 at 09:11:27 AM PDT

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