Is it really that wrong to park in a disabled area?
This got me wondering as i’d parked outside my local marks and spencers disabled area as and ONLY as there was no other spaces and yet so many disabled spaces, when i came out i was confronted by a very angry old pensioner saying i should’nt park there! Well forgive me for saying but i pay my road taxes so surely that counts for something!!? Theres way too many disabled spaces and not enough for normal users!! 😕Posted 6 years agowwaswasSubscriber
You keep trying, I’ll give you that.Posted 6 years agonickfMember
I just watched someone outside my office walking to the door. It took her 5 minutes to cover the ground that would take me 30 seconds.
You can walk another 200 yards, she can’t.
[Edited to say: a troll? Oh, so it was supposed to be funny/clever? Sorry, I missed it. Perhaps having a severely disabled family member means I fail to see the humour. Sorry about that, I’ll start giggling now.]Posted 6 years agoyunkiMember
We have a high proportion of blue badge holders at our local tesco..
There are dozens and dozens of disabled spaces available but if they all get used up the cheeky old buggers think nothing of parking in the handful of parent and child spaces..
when you consider what a drain on society these smelly old pensioners are it really makes me wonder if there might actually be a legitimate call for statutory euthanasia..
I’m off to tescos right now to get myself wound up about itPosted 6 years agoM6TTFMember
we have a large proportion of disabled spaces at work that are also used for visitors. they very rarely get used despite there being a lack of parking for everyone.
what really annoyed me was an elderley woman parking in the only remaining child/parent space at john lewis because it was ever so slightly nearer to the store than the disabled space. this meant we had to park miles away (busy saturday) I asked her to move and she replied she was allowed to park anywhere. stoopid old shitePosted 6 years agohighclimberMember
Panorama the other night were on the benefit cheats, in particular people who were using their disabled relative’s blue badge to park in disabled spots. there were some council [jobs worths] reprsentitives confiscating badges of these people. There was one woman who when challenged sped off after a heated discussion about where her disabled relative was. after she’d realised she was caught out she went to the nursing home where her rel was housed and got her dressed and bungled her into the car only to return to the scene with her rel half asleep, wondering where she was!
Amazing what lengths some people will go to to park illegally!Posted 6 years agoepicycloSubscriber
At one stage there was an epidemic of disability striking the wealthier part of our community judging by the new model high-priced cars in the disabled spaces at our local Tesco. It must have been sudden because they hadn’t had time to get their disabled stickers.Posted 6 years agogeebusMember
I’ve actually seen a gaggle (is that the correct term?) or disablders at x-scape – they have a ‘wheelchair’ ski thing which is controlled by a skier behind them. Not sure how many were parked in the car park, however.
I generally don’t use any restricted spaces, though would have no worries using a parent etc space. Unfortunately many blue badges are abused – and further, are only for permanent disabilities – so when I was going around on crutches with what I later worked out was probably cracked ribs (started to get serious chest pains with any decent amount of crutching) I wasn’t allowed to park in them – still did in some cases, usually getting a few dirty looks in my sportyish looking car, until I clambered out with the crutches.Posted 6 years agouser-removedMember
My mate (a bloke) got absolute dogs’ abuse off an old lady for parking in a Mother-and-Child space at a supermarket. She spent a whole minute dishing out insults and telling him why the spaces were reserved, even continuing as he unbuckled two of his three kids from their car seats.Posted 6 years ago
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