Abuse of Handicap Stickers

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Seen It With My Eyes

Beckley, WV

#1 Oct 29, 2010
Today I went to the cinemas with my son. We parked and were walking to the door, when we saw a newer SUV with an early 30's female and an approximately 8 year old healthy boy pull right into a handicap space. Quickly she put the sticker on display, and they unbuckled and exited the car. We watched carefully.

I am no doctor BUT I can tell you that she had full range of motion, appeared to be as healthy as anyone, walked effortlessly in her skin tight jeans and pumps, in fact briefly jogged with the boy to get out of the cold quickly. I watched her get the movie ticket then stand in line for popcorn and sodas --- all the while there was NO OBVIOUS HANDICAP.

I suspect she was borrowing her 'mother's car and took advantage of a permit for the handicapped; either that or she had some 'invisible disability' that allowed her to walk, move around, etc etc as good as the next person - yet called for her to get 'special privileges'.

I am 100% for giving truly handicapped people a special easy place to park -- but I am 100% against abuse of this system. What is the solution -- anyone??????????
Cindy

Oak Hill, WV

#2 Oct 29, 2010
I saw a black girl at Walmart use the HC sticker recently. She couldnt have been 18 years old and almost sprinted to the store.

What a lazy brat.
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Skinny Sam

Oak Hill, WV

#4 Oct 29, 2010
Fat slob bastards are considered handicaped too.
parking snitch

Huntington, WV

#5 Oct 29, 2010
I hate it when these handicapped people, who obviously are really handicapped, park in non handicapped spaces. It makes me so mad, sometimes I feel like socking them in the jaw and turning their wheelchair over.
what a shame

Beckley, WV

#6 Oct 29, 2010
i have seen the big silver Ford with a young black headed guy and his blond do the same. the truck is jacked up high and if you are truly handicapped - u could not get in it. I took a picture once of it with them and was going to report it but don't know where to send it.
Idiot Detector

Beckley, WV

#7 Oct 29, 2010
parking snitch wrote:
I hate it when these handicapped people, who obviously are really handicapped, park in non handicapped spaces. It makes me so mad, sometimes I feel like socking them in the jaw and turning their wheelchair over.
Thank you for gracing us with your stupidity, fannie
parking snitch

Huntington, WV

#8 Oct 29, 2010
Idiot Detector wrote:
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Thank you for gracing us with your stupidity, fannie
Thank you for gracing us with your NON sense of humor, grouch ass.
Who the hell is fannie?
Oh My

Beaver, WV

#9 Oct 29, 2010
If you had access to a sticker would you use it? Don't lie... you know if you could get buy with it you would.....
reader

Mount Hope, WV

#10 Oct 29, 2010
just goes to show how lazy and inconsiderate the world has become. no one has a conscience anymore and all they think about is themselves and getting what they think they have coming to them instead of getting what they have earned which usually is nothing. It will catch up with them. To all the dead beats milking a disability and the fat lazy lard asses that are only fat because thier fat and lazy, I wish you a flat on your scooter.
Idiot Detector

Beckley, WV

#11 Oct 29, 2010
Oh My wrote:
If you had access to a sticker would you use it? Don't lie... you know if you could get buy with it you would.....
You set off all the 'Idiot' alarms. First of all, you are an idiot for making such a asinine statement of accusation. Secondly, you show your stupidity by not knowing how to spell 'by'. Please unplug your computer and go watch a nice western!
Beth

Beckley, WV

#12 Oct 29, 2010
This is a hard one. You sometimes can't judge a handicapped person by their exterior. I have a sticker. I am in my early 50's and appear normal however I have had two hips replace, have RA and and lung disease. I sometimes think people may question my use of a handicap sticker, but they wouldn't if they knew how much medication I take to keep moving and appear halfway normal. I work every day and support myself. I just need the space at times, if I feel well on a particular day I don't use it. I work with a girl who has cancer. She takes chemo and is very weak. She is thin but looks normal. I know she is doing well to work her job and needs all the help she can get, but a casual onlooker might see a thin well dressed women in her thirties and think she shouldn't be in a handicapped space. She really shouldn't, she should be at home in bed unfortunately like myself she is alone and must work and do all her own errands ect. Sometimes looks don't tell the whole story.

Since: Jun 10

Topix

#13 Oct 29, 2010
I'm disabled, and have a handicap parking placard. One day I pulled into a K-Mart handicap parking space, and upon entering the store, a woman sitting inside on a bench said, "You're going to have to move your car". Before I could say, "What?", she said, "The police are going to make you go out and move into another space, because you're not handicapped".

I told her that I had a handicap placard hanging on my rearview mirror, and she said, "Yes, I see it, but you're not handicapped, so you're going to have to move your car into another space".

My only excuse for having this conversation with this obvious nut-job, was that I had left someone in the hospital for tests that morning, and, minding my own business, went there to kill some time and pick up some items for them. I was completely distracted, and she totally threw me for a loop, saying such things to me.

I told her that I had been disabled for well over a decade, and if she wanted to see my Medicare card and drivers license as proof of my identity, I'd be happy to show her. She just made a "Hmmphft" sound as she looked away uninterested.

Had I been alert, and not so totally stunned by her, I'd have told that busybodied kook something quite different than I had that morning. I wish I had at least said, "Would somebody please tell me why in the hell am I standing here defending myself to a crazy person?!"

I really wasn't myself that morning.

I had my placard quite visible in a crowded parking building once, and needed to back up a little to get in a handicap space I'd overshot a bit. Someone rode up tight on my bumper and laid on their horn. I can't turn my head, but can twist at the waist, and I looked at him and pointed at my handicap placard, and the parking space, and he pointed at his horn, as he honked it some more. That man would not budge, and I was hurting more from twisting around as I had, and had to move on to appease him.

I guess he was crazy too, or just meaner than hell.

“Don't Start Rumors!”

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#14 Oct 29, 2010
hourglass wrote:
I'm disabled, and have a handicap parking placard. One day I pulled into a K-Mart handicap parking space, and upon entering the store, a woman sitting inside on a bench said, "You're going to have to move your car". Before I could say, "What?", she said, "The police are going to make you go out and move into another space, because you're not handicapped".
I told her that I had a handicap placard hanging on my rearview mirror, and she said, "Yes, I see it, but you're not handicapped, so you're going to have to move your car into another space".
My only excuse for having this conversation with this obvious nut-job, was that I had left someone in the hospital for tests that morning, and, minding my own business, went there to kill some time and pick up some items for them. I was completely distracted, and she totally threw me for a loop, saying such things to me.
I told her that I had been disabled for well over a decade, and if she wanted to see my Medicare card and drivers license as proof of my identity, I'd be happy to show her. She just made a "Hmmphft" sound as she looked away uninterested.
Had I been alert, and not so totally stunned by her, I'd have told that busybodied kook something quite different than I had that morning. I wish I had at least said, "Would somebody please tell me why in the hell am I standing here defending myself to a crazy person?!"
I really wasn't myself that morning.
I had my placard quite visible in a crowded parking building once, and needed to back up a little to get in a handicap space I'd overshot a bit. Someone rode up tight on my bumper and laid on their horn. I can't turn my head, but can twist at the waist, and I looked at him and pointed at my handicap placard, and the parking space, and he pointed at his horn, as he honked it some more. That man would not budge, and I was hurting more from twisting around as I had, and had to move on to appease him.
I guess he was crazy too, or just meaner than hell.
Thats messed up. If i woulda been there and seen that i woulda handicapped him for ya.
Seen It

Beckley, WV

#15 Oct 30, 2010
Beth wrote:
This is a hard one. You sometimes can't judge a handicapped person by their exterior. I have a sticker. I am in my early 50's and appear normal however I have had two hips replace, have RA and and lung disease. I sometimes think people may question my use of a handicap sticker, but they wouldn't if they knew how much medication I take to keep moving and appear halfway normal. I work every day and support myself. I just need the space at times, if I feel well on a particular day I don't use it. I work with a girl who has cancer. She takes chemo and is very weak. She is thin but looks normal. I know she is doing well to work her job and needs all the help she can get, but a casual onlooker might see a thin well dressed women in her thirties and think she shouldn't be in a handicapped space. She really shouldn't, she should be at home in bed unfortunately like myself she is alone and must work and do all her own errands ect. Sometimes looks don't tell the whole story.
Nice story, and my sympathy to you, but if a woman can sprint in her tight jeans and pumps, with full range of motion with no obvious physical deformity for about 50 feet, and arrive at a ticket stand without being out of breath and fatigued, then I would bet she has no Rheumatoid Arthritis, no lung disease, no hip replacement and no reason to be in a handicapped place.

I think we all know what was going on. Additionally, I believe doctors are way to liberal in handing those our their permission forms - for fear of losing business.

I see crippled old men and women who don't use the handicap spaces. The ones who are abusing this well-intentioned system need to be arrested.
yeah

Beckley, WV

#16 Oct 30, 2010
Seen It wrote:
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Nice story, and my sympathy to you, but if a woman can sprint in her tight jeans and pumps, with full range of motion with no obvious physical deformity for about 50 feet, and arrive at a ticket stand without being out of breath and fatigued, then I would bet she has no Rheumatoid Arthritis, no lung disease, no hip replacement and no reason to be in a handicapped place.
I think we all know what was going on. Additionally, I believe doctors are way to liberal in handing those our their permission forms - for fear of losing business.
I see crippled old men and women who don't use the handicap spaces. The ones who are abusing this well-intentioned system need to be arrested.
You have made your point, twice. All handicaps are not seen. Why don't you make yourself useful. Volunteer. Do something. Quit memorizing someones license # and get a life. I think that you are probably handicapped too. Are you OCD?

Since: Jun 10

Topix

#17 Oct 30, 2010
DrMUDD wrote:
<quoted text>Thats messed up. If i woulda been there and seen that i woulda handicapped him for ya.
Thank you for the sentiment, DrMUDD. I had to figure that guy would get his due someday, and try letting go of it. I don't confront challenging strangers in cars like I used to, for fear of them having a weapon, but there was a time I used to carry on like a banty rooster...

Now, everybody sing!!!

Those were the days, my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose
We'd fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way
La la la la la la

Hehehe.
laughable

Beckley, WV

#18 Oct 30, 2010
Seen It With My Eyes wrote:
Today I went to the cinemas with my son. We parked and were walking to the door, when we saw a newer SUV with an early 30's female and an approximately 8 year old healthy boy pull right into a handicap space. Quickly she put the sticker on display, and they unbuckled and exited the car. We watched carefully.
I am no doctor BUT I can tell you that she had full range of motion, appeared to be as healthy as anyone, walked effortlessly in her skin tight jeans and pumps, in fact briefly jogged with the boy to get out of the cold quickly. I watched her get the movie ticket then stand in line for popcorn and sodas --- all the while there was NO OBVIOUS HANDICAP.
I suspect she was borrowing her 'mother's car and took advantage of a permit for the handicapped; either that or she had some 'invisible disability' that allowed her to walk, move around, etc etc as good as the next person - yet called for her to get 'special privileges'.
I am 100% for giving truly handicapped people a special easy place to park -- but I am 100% against abuse of this system. What is the solution -- anyone??????????
Idiocy is all around this place. I can't believe I wasted my time reading this. Just because that person doesn't appear by your definition as handicapped DOES not mean they are faking.

I know many people who have ruptured disks that would make you think they had nothing wrong with them. I know of a man who has had his entire upper portion of his body worked on. He has to plastic shoulders and cant raise his arms over his shoulder. BUT when he walks around, you could never tell that he deals with such a thing.

Get off this internet now and shoot yourself in the face. Your stupidity makes every WVian look that much worse.
SongBird

Beckley, WV

#19 Oct 30, 2010
I parked in a handicapped space once and I'm not handicapped. I didn't realize it until I came back out and I noticed a very "faint" yellow mark. It needed repainted badly. I felt so bad.
ralph

Beckley, WV

#20 Oct 30, 2010
parking snitch wrote:
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Thank you for gracing us with your NON sense of humor, grouch ass.
Who the hell is fannie?
YOU YOU YOU They weren't talking about any of us now were they?
ralph

Beckley, WV

#21 Oct 30, 2010
The problem is that a person might need a handicap sticker for a short while till they get better, but these are issued for 5 YEARS! Since they no longer need it they loan it to their friends to use. When yo see someone sprint across the parking lot they are likely using their grandmothers sticker that she loaned them. What I don't like is I went to a dentist that only had parking for about 6 cars. Two of them were for handicapped. Wall-mart has a handicapped for pregnant women. Funny how when my wife was pregnant she was told by her doctor to walk for exercise. The world is crazy! Now justice is served if we are talking of the mentally handicapped. Many are and simply don't know it.

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