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Old 10-14-2018, 04:20 PM   #71
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Exclamation handicapped parking

Be careful when you say they do not looked handicapped. I have a handicapped Placard and a handicapped plate. To see me you would say why is he handicapped. My handicap is that i had a double lung transplant and on good days I do not use handicapped parking BUT on bad days I do use it because on those days I become very short of breath and I need to park closer to the store. Yes people abuse but not all handicapped people look handicapped.
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My wife only has 1/4 of her heart. She looks fine.
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Old 10-14-2018, 04:23 PM   #73
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Just a thought -- If you see 2 open spaces and one say"Handicap Van Accessible" and one doesn't please if you don't the one that says "Van Accessible" don't use it. That is only one and you need it to use it do so. The next guy may need "Van Accessible" to unload the wheelchair.
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Old 10-14-2018, 04:32 PM   #74
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I'm all for people who really, REALLY need, close to the store front, handicapped parking. Old and/or elderly, wheelchair, on oxygen, crutches, or in any other ways, in real need of closeup parking to a business or storefront.

But, the wife and I have seen, THOUSANDS OF TIMES, people who exhibit absolutely ZERO signs of being anywhere near HANDICAPPED in those parking spaces! We've seen guys with 10' off the ground lifted trucks park in them and "hop" out without any signs at all of any form of a physical problem. And, not only that but, we've seen many, many, many times, even the ones who are in need of one of those spots, park so badly, as in taking up either part of another handicapped spot or, part of a regular parking spot. And THEY GET OUT AND THINK ABSOLUTELY NOTHING OF IT!

The other day, we pulled into a Home Depot parking lot in Lake Havasu and there was a Blue Ford Ranger (I hope you're reading this) that was parked COMPLETELY PERPENDICULAR to the parking places and took up, THREE handicapped parking places!!

Handicapped parking is for HANDICAPPED FOLKS. And, just because you're handicapped, doesn't mean you have the right to be STUPID and do a lousy job of parking. The other day, while at breakfast in a local cafe, we were next to a window. An older couple pulled into park for breakfast. They were 3/4 OUT of the handicapped spot, and mostly into the blue closely paralleled, angled lines, (a NO PARKING ZONE) . The old fart got out, didn't escort his elderly wife and walked into the restaurant without holding the door for her and didn't wait to be seated, AS THE SIGN AT THE ENTRANCE SAYS TO DO and just picked his own table.

The wife, a frail smaller lady, had a hard time opening the heavily sprung door to the restaurant. Since I was near, I jumped up and opened for her. She had to look around to find where her WORST half was.

Anyway, again, you just can't fix stupid.

I had a good friend who never looked handicapped, his breathing would not allow him to walk very rare at all. It cost him his job long before normal retirement years. He truly needed that handicapped space, even if he did not show his handicap.
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Old 10-14-2018, 04:35 PM   #75
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Handicapped parking

My wife is handicapped and I have a placard I carry in my truck. I went into a Cassy's not using the handicap space. I got my but chewed out because I didn't use the space' I told the guy that I'm not handicapped wife is. If she was with me and going in I will use the handicap space. If she is with me and not going in I will not use the handicap space. It was because he had to walk 5 steps farther.
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As to who is allowed to have a plackard or license plate: it is up to a licensed Doctor to decide if someone qualifies or not. I recently needed my HC authorization renewed. I had to dig back through my paperwork as I had recently changed doctors due to insurance changes. The U of O Neurology dept lost my records, new doctor had no records, and my original neurologist had retired. Luckily I had kept the old diagnosis letter.
After my late wife was diagnosed with liver cancer and using a walker she also had her own placards.
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But, the wife and I have seen, THOUSANDS OF TIMES, people who exhibit absolutely ZERO signs of being anywhere near HANDICAPPED in those parking spaces!
Anyway, again, you just can't fix stupid.
Gee Dr. Scott, Can you please tell me how you can spot whether someone has Short Bowel Syndrome or Crohn's Disease by how slow or fast they can walk? It seems to me if you are affected by Crohn's disease, you could walk very fast to get to a bathroom to avoid [Moderator Edit] your pants. But if you have to walk across a large parking lot because no normal spot was available near the entrance and you don't have a handicap placard because Dr. Scott doesn't think you're sick enough, you might as well just stay in your car and mess your pants and hope you can get home to change before it seeps into the car seat.

You are right, "you just can't fix stupid"!

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my favorite abusers were 3 motorcycles parked in a handicapped semi truck parking space in a rest area. no handicap plate and if they did they needed to park on the car section of the rest area
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