You can't see that?

handicapp sticker - this is a car parked in the handicap parking spot outside my apartment. Says he didn't "see" it.
United States
June 10, 2012 6:26pm CST
This just runs my blood cold! I came back from taking my son out this afternoon to find this vehicle in the handicap parking spot. I have to unload my son and his chair all out in the middle of the parking lot since they are in the one handicap spot. This is right outside my apartment and it is legally a handicap spot - this car has no sticker on it at all for a handicap spot. I parked behind him so he has to ask me to move when he is ready to leave tonight. I have to have my car in this spot because if there's an emergency I do not have time to go chase after my car... does this irk you? The picture is just to prove how "difficult" it is to see that it is a handicap spot!
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12 responses
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
11 Jun 12
I never, ever park in a handicapped spot. I don't need the spot so why should I take it away from someone who really needs it? I do think, however, that handicapped spots are abused by a lot of people that are just too lazy to walk a few extra feet. I hope I never become that way.
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• United States
12 Jun 12
I see people without stickers park in them all the time. I wish I could issue tickets!lol.. I would never do that and I don't park in them even though I could "cheat" becuase my car is marked for handicap spots.. but I do not take one if my son is not with me.
@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
14 Jun 12
Hi, Macdingolinger, don't get angry. The problems are endless and you should save your strength to fight them. I'm reading this discussion and I'm trying to remember where is the nearest handicap parking spot around my place. And I can't. I live in the centre of a big city, we have huge problems with the parking spots and in fact the authorities don't care about the people with disabilities. I can't help you, I can only wish you to have more strength. Don't give up.
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• United States
14 Jun 12
I have some neighbors who care and some who do not. The one across from me sometimes comes to help me get my son out of the car. My next door neighbor walks right past me struggling with it. It's just that the sign is so obvious and they say that they don't see it! wow...
@MandaLee (3695)
• United States
14 Jun 12
Thank you. I have a disability. I have Cerebral Palsy and am in a wheelchair. It is so bothersome when people park in handicapped spots who don't belong in them.
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• United States
14 Jun 12
I find it very annoying when people do that. I never did it before my son's injury and I still won't use his sticker to park in a handicapp spot unless he is with me. I even had one myself at one time because of a knee injury but I could still get around so I wouldn't park in them back then - even though I had the sticker. I felt like I could still get around some and it should be reserved for someone who had more difficulty than I was having at the time. I've always been frustrated by it but even more now since I need the spot. I had to unload my son in the middle of the parking lot because they were in my spot!
@suzzy3 (8362)
11 Jun 12
You are right to get upset.Dob them in.My friend has a disabled son who has many problems one of them is epilesy he could go down at any time and there is no cure for his condition it can only be treated.My friend is always having trouble trying to find a spot.When she does she normally gets abused by passing cars as his appearance does not show his disability.If you like he looks normal for want of a better word.She puts out her badge.and tries very hard to continue with her difficult life.Her son is 20 tomorrow and she has had to drag him in the car ,she has even given herself an hernia treated with surgery.He is also autistic and diabetic ,I really feel for you.Take carexx
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• United States
12 Jun 12
My son has a head injury - there's no doubt if you see him because he is immobile. I have to try to transfer him to the car from his wheelchair. Some day I hope he will walk again - then I won't use the sticker anymore! lol
• Guangzhou, China
11 Jun 12
There is this sort of people who show not much care on others. You meet one and you are amazed.If I were you, I would try my best to convince him that I have to park my car here because my son is handcapped. If he insists, I will move. I believe that God will laugh at him. So, don't worry. He will leave tonight.That's the luck.
• United States
12 Jun 12
He came to get me to move so he could get out! lol. I explained that I was not a mean person but told him why I needed that particular spot. He was pretty nice - just kinda dumb for parking in a handicap spot.
@AmbiePam (48647)
• United States
11 Jun 12
It's too bad that no police were around to give him a ticket.
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• United States
12 Jun 12
My friend told me to call their land line and ask them to come have the people move their car for me. I jsut waited it out - seems the police are never where you really need them!
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
11 Jun 12
I know exactly how you feel! I hope he learned his lesson, but probably not.
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• United States
12 Jun 12
He may have, we talked about it when they came to ask me to move so that they could get out. I explained why I needed that spot and all that. He was nice and it was not an unpleasant situation. HOpefully he will not do it again =- certainly not here in my spot!
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
11 Jun 12
HaHa! I like the interest that you have placed this one in! Yep, that is annoying for sure. I never park in disabled spots, that is just wrong and shows total disrespect for the community to do so. Good idea to block them in so that you can educate them on how to be a morally upstanding citizen.
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• United States
11 Jun 12
I blocked them in and they eventually came over to ask me to move and said that they didn't "see" the sign.. then said they were not sure if it was that spot or the one to the left.. it was silly. They moved and my car is now parked there in case I need to get my son out for some reason.
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• United States
11 Jun 12
hi macdingolinger, irk is a word that the psychoartist really finds irksome...i think it may stems from childhood trauma...anyhow, on to your irking...i can understand why you felt irked in this situation and probably quite a lot of situations as you seem to have a lot of stress to deal with...that person who parked there may have irksome situations as well...live and let live...
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• United States
11 Jun 12
They came and explained that they did not realize it was a handicapp spot. Didnt' know if it was that one or the one to the left. So - if there was a chance it was handicap why park in either one.. they just didn't want to walk is what it came down to. My son cannot walk.. there's a difference here! lol
@PageTurner (2827)
• United States
10 Jun 12
Hello macdingolinger Yes, I find this sort of thing irksome. What kind of emergency do you fear that would be different for someone else who also had an emergency?
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• United States
11 Jun 12
I have an adult son who is handicapped and I would not have time to get him in his chair and go looking for my car if he should need to be transported in a hurry. I would probably call an ambulance anyway but it would be complicated by not having my car right outside my door.
@KrauseHome (35025)
• United States
31 Aug 12
Personally here in the State of WA you can call and report them and they would get a warning or a ticket. Usually the ticket is over $100 and they are not leniant with you at all. I have seen people get ticketed where I used to work for parking there, even if it was for just a short time. So personally I would have made a Big complaint against them if it would have been me.
@Shellyann36 (9214)
• United States
16 Jun 12
I totally understand. I use to work in the mental health field and several of our clients were physically handicapped as well. It would make me so mad to see people abusing handicapped parking spaces when they were perfectly fine to walk..... I am glad you parked behind this person! It is beyond irking for me!