Saturday, September 19, 2009

What is the problem with people?

Mom's in a grumpy mood this we are going to let her have her rant today.   Since #1 really really needs to use special parking places, we kinda agree with her. In a short break from our regularly scheduled pug programming, we present.......

Parking Rant
Just what is it with people? How lazy have we become....and how entitled?
Today while getting my almost daily dose of Dunking Donuts coffee,  I notice a HUGE Nissan Armada parked cross-wise in the handicap spot.   It's not that I am gass-gussler-ist; not at all.  Since we've got #1 on board, I KNOW there is a serious incongruity to a gi-normous SUV and a disabled driver or passenger. I mean, the car is so high off the ground, normal people have trouble getting in and out.   But, I give Mr. Armada the benefit of the doubt.....and peek around for the handicap tags or placard.   Of course, none.

And then, out walks a perfectly able-bodied man.  He proceeds to gracefully hoist himself up into the drivers seat.  No passenger.    And I am PISSED.   So I actually open my mouth. OK - it doesn't really take much to get me to open my yap.....  And he says "Oh, yeah, I have the hang tag."   Yeah, right!   So I casually say "Gee, you should really put that up. The cops love to give those ticketes - even to me, and I have PLATES."

I should know. I've been through the ringer fighting tickets I didn't deserve.   We'll save the one in front of #1's Special Ed school for another post. (I'm just glad to local police didn't put me on a psych hold.)Otherwise my head might just pop off.  And that would make a mess. I hate messes.

Thank God, here in Illinois, you can report these suckers.  I'm so not kidding.  Go here.

I don't really enjoy having these plates. In fact, I'd park in the remote lot if that would magically enable #1 to walk that far.  Without a hand steering her. Or keeping her from falling.  Really, I'd gladly give it up.
So I refer you to the original parking rant.

Ok, I've had my say.  You can put the soapbox away. I just hope that Parking Karma really does exist.


Salinger The Pug said...

Thanks for coming to my bloggie! I'm going to add you to our blogroll so we can keep up with you!

We MIGHT know someone that can can accidentally on purpose puncture some tires, mistakenly lodge a potato in the tailpipe and clumsily spill some sugar into the gas tank.

Keep reporting those jerks!


Priscilla said...

I so understand this. My mother now needs a hang tag. She is in her 70's with a lot of mobility problems. Very often all spaces are taken and we have to drop her off at the door and park because, apparently it doesn't take much to get a tag anymore.

Inconsiderate bafoons!

Yoda and Brutus said...

It's funny how an able bodied person can be in such a hurry and be so inconsiderate to someone who really needs to park in the handicap spot.

It's a shame.

Sandra y Coco said...

I totally understand you being so mad. There are way too many unconsiderate people on the streets. It's crazy over here (Miami), if you are having trouble parking, imagine now it is on the streets. It doesn't feel safe to drive anymore and I am always angry because I like to obey rules.

agent99 said...

I guess I forgot to mention that I parked in the legal spot next to the jerk who took the handicapped spot - there were several empty spots, but he apparently felt the need to take the handicap one anyway. So that's what put me OVER THE TOP. And let me say that despite the handicap plates, unless #1 is with me, I park civilian. Always. So I did not need the spot, I was just pissed that he took it when he didn't deserve it. And Salinger, I would not want you to get in trouble. But I am not above gently suggesting that all the neighborhood dogs poop on his lawn - if I could only find it!

Anonymous said...

Aww that does suck. Its like the guys that take up 2 spots in one, or they park so close to you, it's easier to go in the passenger side and over the seat. Sigh.

My mother has a pass too (we don't issue special plates in BC) she calls it Rock Star Parking but sadly enough she gets many many dirty looks when she uses it since she can walk (she has a permanant back injury that is affecting her walking).
I am glad you can report them!

Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

It's terrible how people doen't pay attention!!! It makes you wonder whatever happened to common courtesy!!!


Cocorue said...

i would so give them a piece of my little mind if i were there.....inconsiderate %^&*0

not to worry, i WILL astral travel and leave him some peemail ha ha

your friend

DESJ and Company said...

I hate those people.
That's all I have to say.