Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year. Now get out of that handicap space.

If you're one of those perfectly healthy, able-bodied drivers who has a relative with a handicap parking permit, I'm talking to you. You know who you are - the ones who take advantage of the permit to park in handicap spaces because you're too bloody lazy to walk from the regular parking spots. I don't know why these people think that somehow being in a car with a displayed permit entitles them to park there. The permit does not apply to the car - it applies to the handicap person who applied for the permit. But there's a percentage of the population who think that it's just fine and dandy to borrow a car with a handicap permit and abuse that permit to park where they want. These are the same people who have entitlement issues - people who believe wholeheartedly that everyone else owes them something.
You know what? There's no difference between you abusing your relative's handicap permit, and just parking there in your normal car. It's callous and uncaring, and if I was the mayor of a town where I saw this happening, you'd be fined and spend a night in jail. This is yet another barometer of the continuing fall of society. You should be ashamed of yourselves, but of course, you don't think there's anything wrong and you certainly don't care what anyone else thinks.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris,

Happy new year in 2012!

It seems like in Romania, things are even worse. Even those that haven't got a permit park in those spaces. It's a shame...