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Old 03-01-2012, 11:25 AM   #41
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:29 AM   #42
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lol addie. yes, i'm always all smiles and politeness when i'm being insulting. or i wave and smile like a big dumb idiot when another person is going nuts and flipping you off as they drive badly.

my latest peeve is people who are obviously not handicapped parking in handicapped spots. i always go over and ask the driver why they don't have handicapped plates, or is it a mental handicap...
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I once saw an Olympic athlete tell this story on TV: When asked why he always seemed to find a parking spot at the front, he replied that it was because he parked in the handicapped spot. His friends were horrified. Then he showed them his two prosthetic legs.
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:38 AM   #43
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How is your state about giving temporary handicap designation? It's impossible here in Quebec. So, when I was walking with a cane because my left ankle was sprained, I had to park where I could find a regular spot and limp all the way to the store. I couldn't afford to have my car towed at the time, so I just put up with it. Sometimes people who don't have an indication of being handicapped on the car have a good reason to use the space. And having the tag hanging from the mirror could be because one has a handicapped relative who doesn't drive. But that person can get away with parking in the handicapped spot.
For a sprain, sorry. You will have to walk the extra distance. You have to have a letter from your doctor and a form filled out and sent to the registry. We have our pics on ours. If I am not in the car and you get caught parking in handicap using my placard, my placard will be confiscated and I will lose my handicap privilege. And I will have to wait a year before I can apply again. And there is a major fine for the person who the car is registered to. Doesn't matter if they are driving or not. Because my daughter works at the Registry, she got caught, but I didn't lose my handicap privilege. It pays to know someone. I will be handicapped for the rest of my life. But I still have to apply every five years to have it renewed. Maybe the registry thinks there is going to be a miracle.
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For a sprain, sorry. You will have to walk the extra distance. You have to have a letter from your doctor and a form filled out and sent to the registry. We have our pics on ours. If I am not in the car and you get caught parking in handicap using my placard, my placard will be confiscated and I will lose my handicap privilege. And I will have to wait a year before I can apply again. And there is a major fine for the person who the car is registered to. Doesn't matter if they are driving or not. Because my daughter works at the Registry, she got caught, but I didn't lose my handicap privilege. It pays to know someone. I will be handicapped for the rest of my life. But I still have to apply every five years to have it renewed. Maybe the registry thinks there is going to be a miracle.
I couldn't get one for the broken kneecap either. Here you need to get the doctor's letter and it has to say that the handicap will be ongoing. Never mind about people with broken bones. Oh well, I wouldn't have asked with the broken kneecap anyways. I couldn't drive until it got better.
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For a sprain, sorry. You will have to walk the extra distance....
Do you agree with that?
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:04 PM   #46
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Do you agree with that?
Yes. For those who the handicap spaces are for, they are for the rest of their life. Broken bones are only a temporary inconvenience. My hip, spine and leg will neer get better. Only worse. And I will have the heart condition until it kills me. And that could be any day. Or it may be longer. People with brken bones know they are going to heal. I know I am never going to heal. I would much rather have a broken bone and have to hobble some extra feet. At least I would know there was hope.
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Yes. For those who the handicap spaces are for, they are for the rest of their life. Broken bones are only a temporary inconvenience. My hip, spine and leg will neer get better. Only worse. And I will have the heart condition until it kills me. And that could be any day. Or it may be longer. People with brken bones know they are going to heal. I know I am never going to heal. I would much rather have a broken bone and have to hobble some extra feet. At least I would know there was hope.
I don't follow your reasoning. That would mean that the girl who wouldn't stand up for me on the bus was right. I had a broken kneecap and a cane, but this was temporary. She should only bother to give her seat to someone who is permanently handicapped?
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:09 PM   #48
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I don't think a handicap should be permanent to warrant using handicapped parking. Unfortunatey, the process to get approval probably takes too long to make sense. But whatever the local rules are, they must be followed.
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I don't follow your reasoning. That would mean that the girl who wouldn't stand up for me on the bus was right. I had a broken kneecap and a cane, but this was temporary. She should only bother to give her seat to someone who is permanently handicapped?
No I was referring to handicap parking. Even if it was just out of politeness, she definitely should have given her seat to you. Even I would have. The bus driver should have made sure you had a seat. And he shouldn't have started his bus until you were seated. Sorry for the confusion. On our public transportation system, the bus driver is not allowed to start his bus until those that need a seat due to a disability, be it temporary or permanent, is properly seated. It is something they are taught at bus driver charm school.
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I tend to agree with you TL, although issuing temporary handicap placards would cause problems for many reasons. There are so many abuses of the placards as it is. Besides all that, there are no agency's or advocates for people with temporary handicaps.
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