Idiot Award for March 2011

Posted: March 12, 2011 in Uncategorized
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I recently went out to eat with a group of people in a van.  When we approached the restaurant, we found that all the handicapped parking spaces had been taken. But we also found this:

At the time of our arrival, both handicapped spaces were filled. The problem was that the car that was next to this one was totally blocking the ramp! I could not get on to the sidewalk and into the restaurant. The photo here does not show the car blocking the ramp, but there’s something rather interesting and fascinating. This car is taking up TWO of the handicapped parking spaces.

But wait, it gets better!

This car also has NO reason to be in this space. There’s no handicapped parking permit of any kind! No tags, no plates, nothing.

It is because of this, that I was forced to go almost a half a block to find the nearest ramp. Which happened to be at the movie theater next door to the restaurant.

The social worker who had brought us, called the police about this violation. And I kept an eye out for anyone who might walk out and get into this car. Needless to say that the two people who climbed into this car, had no business parking in ANY of these two spaces in the first. The two people who got in were elderly, however they were able to walk out on their own power. Without the help of any assistant devices. NO wheelchair, NO walker, NO canes, and NOT having to hold on to the arm of another individual.

This photo was taken as the two occupants were putting on their seat belts. It’s not the best photograph in the world. But it does show how lazy they were. Their superior parking skills caused others to block the sidewalk to the entrance for the rest of the world. They aren’t the only ones in the world who are hungry that day.

By the time the police showed up, my group was actually all settled into the van and we were backing up from our own parking space. Clearly, these offenders were long gone and we’re so informed that the police cannot do anything about it since the offenders had left. And the worst they would have done was written a ticket for a parking violation.

That’s our life though. Rights trampled on by those who are lazy and uncaring. One of my neighbors always tells me, “The world doesn’t owe me a living, just a parking space.”

And these goons take that from me, and get away? C’mon.

I’d put my money on the fact that they didn’t even bother to think to adjust. They just drove right into it and stopped. Ridiculous, I tell you.

At any rate, I hope they enjoy their award. But for sure, I don’t want to hear any of their acceptance speech. I’d rather see them receive a citation and possibly have their driver’s license removed from them. Their parking skills also reflects on their driving skills.

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