Monday, December 27, 2010
I have a question for my viewers. "When a person parks in a space marked for "Handicap", what should that person look like? Should they be in a wheelchair or have a cane? Is it ok if you cannot tell by looking at them or watching them that they be able to use that spot w/o you doing a triple take? Disabled parking is not just for the obvious. I have included a link to the DMV criteria for disabled parking in my state. NV DMV Disabled Parking I encourage people to read requirements by the DMV in order to receive a handicap placard or license plate. You cannot tell by looking at me that I am approved to use handicapped parking but I am and I do. At first, I actually felt bad and worried about what people would think of me. I don't always feel the need for it and on days like that , I use regular parking spots. I truly felt like I needed to explain myself or try to appear more visually impaired. I finally got over that because guess what, if a person is ignorant enough to stare at you like you're doing something wrong, you will probably end up in an argument with them by asking them if they have a problem. And for what? I know better than to stress myself out since for most people, ignorance is bliss anyways. So I have decided to keep it movin and go about my business. Then of course there are the people that know you a tiny bit so they feel comfortable asking you why you are parking there. I still haven't learned how to respond to that question w/o saying, "It's none of your business or why do you ask?" Cause if you knew me that well then you wouldn't need to ask me that question. I know for the most part that curiosity can cause people to forget their manners. If you are one of those people then I forgive you. Just take the time to educate yourself every now and then and maybe you won't need to know why someone is parking in a "Handicapped" spot when they are not in a wheelchair or walking with a cane. Let's all try not to be so simple minded.