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Old 03-15-17, 09:08 PM
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What would you do - handicap parking spot?

Just curious what some people would do in a similar situation.

What if you had an accident that made it very difficult to get around for a period of time. Due to this injury, you got a handicap parking pass that enabled you to park in handicap spots anywhere. This pass was good for two years.

After healing and rehabilitation, you are back to 100% health within one year. For the next year, would you still use that handicap parking pass at all times? Only when you didn't feel real good? When most of the regular parking spots were filled and the handicap was still available? Or never?
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Old 03-15-17, 09:14 PM
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I would use that bad boy at all costs.
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Old 03-15-17, 09:17 PM
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No I wouldn't use it, I like to park towards the back of the parking lot where it's less busy. I'm always scared that some clown will hit my car with a cart or something. Don't mind walking an extra thirty yards
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Old 03-15-17, 09:28 PM
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I would stop using it after recovering.
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Old 03-15-17, 10:05 PM
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No I wouldn't use it, I like to park towards the back of the parking lot where it's less busy. I'm always scared that some clown will hit my car with a cart or something. Don't mind walking an extra thirty yards
^ Always.

While waiting inside Great Clips recently, I diplomatically (really) asked the young lady who came just came in if she knew she had parked in the handicapped spot. She (unconvincingly, yet with her best effort) said she was unaware and asked her friend to move the car. Maybe a 10% chance she did not know, imo.
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Old 03-16-17, 05:49 AM
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I always look for the best possible spot (don't live my life like the two cowards above), but I wouldn't continue to use the handicap spot.
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Old 03-16-17, 06:05 AM
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As the saying goes, just because you can doesn't mean you should.

And I also park out in the boondocks away from door dingers. If my wife is with me I just drop her off at the door and walk.
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Old 03-16-17, 06:42 AM
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I would stop using it after recovering.
This.

I see people park in handicap spots who aren't handicapped and I instantly want to make them eligible for the spot.
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Old 03-16-17, 06:48 AM
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I would stop using it after recovering.
...agree
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Old 03-16-17, 06:58 AM
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So my telling my wife she should talk the doctor into giving her a permit so I can park in the spots are all wrong? She says so and by the way she will not ask because she says she does not need it. I guess I am blessed to live with a person that is better than I am. I do sometimes get upset when a permit user gets out of their car and hops, skips and runs into a store quicker than I ever could. That's when my loving wife tells me I do not know what aliment got them that permit and I should not judge.
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Old 03-16-17, 07:42 AM
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I hope I never need one of those passes, and always park as far from the door as possible to give others preferential spots, get some exercise, and protect my car doors.

I was heading to the store a few years ago while at a family gathering to get a few things we were running out of, when I was approached by a seriously overweight cousin. I assumed he wanted me to get him something but what he said made me a bit aggravated. He offered to give me his placard so I could park in the handicap spaces.
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Old 03-16-17, 08:12 AM
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Very rarely do I see someone use those spots who I would say need them.
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Old 03-16-17, 08:33 AM
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I would stop using it after recovering.
Same. You have to be a special kind of ahole to keep using it imo.
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Old 03-16-17, 08:34 AM
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Very rarely do I see someone use those spots who I would say need them.
I usually give people the benefit of the doubt they are using it because they need it. It's hard to diagnose someone just looking at them.
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Old 03-16-17, 08:57 AM
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I usually give people the benefit of the doubt they are using it because they need it. It's hard to diagnose someone just looking at them.
Some people have an easy time doing it...
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Old 03-16-17, 09:21 AM
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Some people have an easy time doing it...
I used to work with a lady that, on couple occasions stole handicap passes and then resold them in her neighborhood.
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Old 03-16-17, 09:27 AM
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As others have said, I'd stop using it when I no longer needed it.
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Old 03-16-17, 09:31 AM
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I used to work with a lady that, on couple occasions stole handicap passes and then resold them in her neighborhood.
Wow.
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Old 03-16-17, 09:42 AM
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I usually give people the benefit of the doubt they are using it because they need it. It's hard to diagnose someone just looking at them.
For you maybe
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Old 03-16-17, 09:43 AM
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I own a black market A parking pass for the OSU campus but a stolen Handicap pass is too much for even a lowlife like me.
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Old 03-16-17, 09:57 AM
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I would stop using it when I felt I didn't need to any longer. But would keep it until it expired in case my situation changed for the worse.

But to be honest...I am pretty stubborn about those things and likely wouldn't us it at all unless my health was real bad.
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Old 03-16-17, 10:11 AM
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Very rarely do I see someone use those spots who I would say need them.
Like the other posters said- there is NO way you can just look at someone and tell whether they need or don't need it. What if someone does ok for a 30 second walk, but gets seriously outof breath with a 3-5 minute walk (congestive heart failure or any end stage respiratory disease cones to mind). Not everyone wears oxygen. Or may feel that day they feel ok not to bring it in. You also don't know if that healthy person is picking up a handicapped person.

As for me, I would consider using a handicapped placard when not indicated a badge of shame. As long as I have a functioning body (overweight and all) I will use it to the best of my abilitit's. Because a time may come in will actually need one, and will long for the day I didn't need one
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Old 03-16-17, 10:18 AM
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Most people would use it for every second they could, then take 4 steps to plop their fat @$$e$ into a store provided electric scooter with which to tool around the store (never wondering why they're morbidly obese).
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Old 03-16-17, 10:38 AM
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Like the other posters said- there is NO way you can just look at someone and tell whether they need or don't need it. What if someone does ok for a 30 second walk, but gets seriously outof breath with a 3-5 minute walk (congestive heart failure or any end stage respiratory disease cones to mind). Not everyone wears oxygen. Or may feel that day they feel ok not to bring it in. You also don't know if that healthy person is picking up a handicapped person.

As for me, I would consider using a handicapped placard when not indicated a badge of shame. As long as I have a functioning body (overweight and all) I will use it to the best of my abilitit's. Because a time may come in will actually need one, and will long for the day I didn't need one
Completely agree. I try not to judge people without knowing their actual condition.
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Old 03-16-17, 11:03 AM
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Completely agree. I try not to judge people without knowing their actual condition.
You're so full of shyte, congrats
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Old 03-16-17, 11:10 AM
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He said he tries to. Nt that he has never judged someone without knowing there condition. I have judged plenty of times, doesn't mean I don't try to judge others before knowing their condition.
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Old 03-16-17, 11:27 AM
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Funny, I just had this conversation at the gym last night. Lady parks in handicap spot, gets out and walks into gym, and immediately hits the treadmill to power walk. I'm like wtf?
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Old 03-16-17, 11:32 AM
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He said he tries to. Nt that he has never judged someone without knowing there condition. I have judged plenty of times, doesn't mean I don't try to judge others before knowing their condition.
Exactly.
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Old 03-16-17, 03:00 PM
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Like the other posters said- there is NO way you can just look at someone and tell whether they need or don't need it. What if someone does ok for a 30 second walk, but gets seriously outof breath with a 3-5 minute walk (congestive heart failure or any end stage respiratory disease cones to mind). Not everyone wears oxygen. Or may feel that day they feel ok not to bring it in. You also don't know if that healthy person is picking up a handicapped person.

As for me, I would consider using a handicapped placard when not indicated a badge of shame. As long as I have a functioning body (overweight and all) I will use it to the best of my abilitit's. Because a time may come in will actually need one, and will long for the day I didn't need one
Friend of mine told me he had a buddy who had an artificial leg, but the guy was so good at using it that you could not tell from how he walked that his leg was not real. If he was wearing long pants, you just wouldn't be able to tell. One day, as he parked in a handicap spot, some old lady looked at him walking and gave him grief. He promptly took off his artificial leg and waved it at the lady saying "Handicapped enough for ya?" Said the lady practically had a heart attack on the spot.

Don't know if the story is true, as I heard it second hand, but I always found it humorous. And a bit of a cautionary tale to not judge by appearances.
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Old 03-16-17, 03:19 PM
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Most people would use it for every second they could, then take 4 steps to plop their fat @$$e$ into a store provided electric scooter with which to tool around the store (never wondering why they're morbidly obese).
lol

My son's pet peeve: young people (weighing 450+ pounds) riding electric scooters at Kroger's, while a 85-year old women walks.
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