I'm sure Chicago has abuses. It's Chicago. If there wasn't corruption it just wouldn't be Chicago.:) There are abuses to all systems everywhere in all cities. That's life. I do not think though that the vast majority of people are abusing the system, the rare doctor that will sign it for any reason (and $$$ I imagine) not withstanding.<quoted text>
I am not defending eDog here.
I think the question is whether the parking placards should be confined to people who have mobility limitations or whether they should also be available to people with exertional limitations.
I get the whole mobility limitations thing, but really, someone in a wheelchair actually could possibly have an easier (nor easy, just easiER) time getting from A to B than I do, especially if it's motorized. There is not a need to stop in order to breathe every few feet, there is not the non-cooperation of their muscles and joints when trying to walk, there is not a loss of balance threatening to topple them on to the asphalt in front of the entire world.
Unless you (the general you) need to stop every 15 feet because it's too far to walk for all of the reasons I listed (medically) independently and in any configuration as well as a whole bunch of other stuff I didn't mention then you (again the general you) have no idea how important it is to be able to park as close as possible.
And no matter what anyone thinks about what Edog was trying to say, the fact that he not only questioned my need, but the manner in which he did it cast doubt on my veracity. It was offensive and insulting. It is a perfect example of the DB woman today who thinks that they know better than ALL of my doctors whether or not I have mobility issues.