Mom's in a grumpy mood this morning....so 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.......
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.
8 hours ago