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Old 11-19-2013, 10:48 AM   #2181
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Since she didn't state that she had one, I didn't assume she had one so, because she's new to this American stuff, that's one of the reasons I suggested it. Our fines here are not too stiff. Not even $100.

Plus, I said she could "almost" eliminate the problem. There will always be inconsiderate loudmouth creeps who feel it's necessary to editorialize on everyone's behavior. I've been on the receiving end of such remarks.
I didn't mean you shouldn't have suggested it. Definitely if they don't have one, they should get one. It's free with a doctor's note here, too.

I've been on the receiving end of those remarks, also. Not all disabilities are visible.
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:35 PM   #2182
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I had to wear my wrist brace for about a week and a half. Wrist was fine for about a week, and now I need the brace again. This is really annoying. I was going to make supper, but everything I came up with has too much stirring. It also makes washing dishes (some don't fit in the dishwasher) by hand really annoying. I either have to be careful not to get the brace wet or take it off and be really careful how I move my hand. I'm getting tired of this.
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:40 PM   #2183
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I didn't mean you shouldn't have suggested it. Definitely if they don't have one, they should get one. It's free with a doctor's note here, too.

I've been on the receiving end of those remarks, also. Not all disabilities are visible.
As I recall, Cat mentioned that they already had the handicap tag before she first got Joy. DA had to travel in other cars prior to Joy and Cat driving.
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:41 PM   #2184
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I had to wear my wrist brace for about a week and a half. Wrist was fine for about a week, and now I need the brace again. This is really annoying. I was going to make supper, but everything I came up with has too much stirring. It also makes washing dishes (some don't fit in the dishwasher) by hand really annoying. I either have to be careful not to get the brace wet or take it off and be really careful how I move my hand. I'm getting tired of this.
Drat. I don't blame you, Tax. Hope it hurries up and heals soon!
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:44 PM   #2185
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Drat. I don't blame you, Tax. Hope it hurries up and heals soon!
Thanks Dawg.
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:47 PM   #2186
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When I worked doing data entry I had a lot of pain in my hands and wrist. I have been retired since 2010 and the pain has gradually subsided even though I spend a lot of time online. Just not 8 hours a day. I'm sure it was from so much use of the keyboard. It was a lot of tabbing and short bouts of typing rather than straight typing. The company bought wrist supports, which really helped me, but most others didn't like them and ended up throwing them under the work stations so the company got rid of them. Too bad for those few of us who liked them. Either everyone used them or no one got to use them. I use a gel one at home and it really helps.
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:55 PM   #2187
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Today DA and I were shopping and sometimes she tires easily. I had parked in a handicap space and helped DA on her walker to the store. When we were finished, she was very tired. She didn't feel strong enough to walk to Joy. I left her and the cart in the front of the store and I ran to Joy. I wanted to pick her up and get the purchases in front of the store so she would not have to walk.

A man was parked next to Joy, and he saw me run to her. He said, "You don't need that parking space. There is nothing wrong with you."

I was mad at him but I was hurrying because DA was very tired. I didn't say anything.

I don't like this when people judge unfairly. Rrrrrrrrrrr!

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Cat, I am sorry that you are encountering some of the rude people in the US. That man didn't deserve a reply. Like GG said, not all disabilities are visible, and anyway, it was really none of his business. Best to just pretend you didn't hear him than to argue with him. Hopefully, he saw you go to pick up DA and felt bad for what he said.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:18 PM   #2188
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Cat, you can almost completely eliminate this sort of encounter if you acquire an handicap hangtag for your dashboard rear view mirror. In our state, all that is required to get one is a note from the doctor (in this case DA's doctor) stating that she needs handicap assistance. The note is then taken to the county department of motor vehicles to the office that handles car registrations and they will issue the tag.

The tags have expiration dates in our state but they are good for several years before they have to be renewed and our state does not charge for them.

This then allows us to park in the handicap-designated spaces, as long as the tag is put on the rear view mirror on the dash.

We prefer the hangtag over a license plate because we can move it from one of our vehicles to the other, depending on which one we are driving.
Cat I have a handicap placard and it hangs from the rear view mirror. It can be used in any vehicle I am traveling in. I don't drive, so I keep it in Spikes car. He drives me everywhere. A handicap placard or whatever each state uses, is recognized in all 50 states and throughout Canada. All you need is a letter from her doctors office on their letterhead and fill out the application. Call the RMV in your state and they will mail the application to you. Explain who it is for and why. When I traveled to California, Tennessee and Georgia for several trips, I took it with me. The RMV will automatically mail a new one just prior to when your present one is due to expire. DA may have to go to have her picture taken.

In this state it is unlawful for anyone to use my placard if I am not in the car. My SIL got caught one time and a policeman asked to see me in person. When he couldn't produce me coming from a store, the officer confiscated my placard and notified RMV. If my daughter hadn't been an employee of the RMV, I could have been in big trouble and lost my placard for one year.

I don't know about the state you live in, but here in Mass, your car can be towed if you park in a handicap place with no placard or other system your state may use. And you have to make a court appearance and pay a substantial fine.

Get on this today. You may want to travel with your parents and DA during their visit to show them the sites. Or I will sell you to the gypsies.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:24 PM   #2189
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I had to wear my wrist brace for about a week and a half. Wrist was fine for about a week, and now I need the brace again. This is really annoying. I was going to make supper, but everything I came up with has too much stirring. It also makes washing dishes (some don't fit in the dishwasher) by hand really annoying. I either have to be careful not to get the brace wet or take it off and be really careful how I move my hand. I'm getting tired of this.
My sympathy TL. I use to do data entry as a Temp worker. I always carried my wrist brace with me to any job they sent me to. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is no picnic. I had two braces, depending on the job I was going to be doing. If it was numeric, I wore the right hand one. But if I was going to be doing a lot of typing, I used the left hand one. It seemed that my left hand always has been the weak one. Even when I play the piano.

With the type of work you do, you really do need to protect that wrist.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:34 PM   #2190
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My cat acts timid around me, he runs when I get up or enter a room. When I'm sitting down he rubs all over my feet and then plops down on them. I've had him since he was a kitten, for a few years it was just the two of us.

Now Rob is his favorite person, he lays on his lap all evening and follows him around. I think that the reason is that Rob is the one giving him treats.

Funny thing, as much as I am snubbed by the cat and as timid as he acts (I have no idea why), if there is bacon on my plate he becomes my best friend. While sitting at the table he will put his front paws on my leg and I can hand feed him bacon. He's a weird cat! Oh and don't give him any fatty pieces, you must pull off the meaty parts and feed him that.
My daughter has a cat that very rarely comes down from the third floor. Her litter box and food are up there. And when she hears anyone coming up, she runs and hides.

My daughter had a black circular rug that was in front of the couch. The cat would jump up on the arm of the couch from the side, but when she looked down at the round black rug, she thought it was a big hole and was too terrified to jump down. She would start howling. You would have to go over and pick her up and put her on the wooden floor. Then she would flee back upstairs for another six months or so.
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