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  • #16
    I have no tolerance for ignorance! I probably would have told that person where to go and it wouldn't be UP! The only time I'll speak up to someone if I see them throw litter out of their window. That gets my juices flowing!
    \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson


    • #17
      My first reaction to Aimee's letter was to be angry and frustrated and wonder why so many people have to be so judgemental....and I still do feel that, but with some further thinking I'll also allow that they may also be trying to be helpful to who they perceive to be handicapped by helping keep the spots from being illegally parked in by those they perceive to be not handicapped/faking it. Also, at a big parking lot today I saw the long line of handicapped parking spots and noted that they were all marked with the universal handicap signs that show a wheelchair, and all had the extra space for wheelchair loading and unloading. I guess to people that haven't thought it through, the message is pretty strong that it is for people who use wheelchairs. I don't need or have a handicapped parking permit, so I don't experience it. But I know if I did I'd be one of those with a nasty retort at hand.... However, I suppose that in a more generous frame of mind we can see it as one more need for education--such as a letter to the editor of local paper pointing out that the handicapped permit covers all disabilities that need to park close for whatever reason, whether or not the disability is visible....
      Lisa Inman