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[Hey, You!] Laziness is not a handicap

Bob Aul

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Send anonymous thanks, confessions or accusations--changing or deleting the names of the guilty and innocent--to Hey, You! c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill Ave., Ste. 150, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, or e-mail us at letters@ocweekly.com.

You were the rude woman with the overfed and underexercised son sitting in your VW Jetta in the handicapped space, eating pizza at the District. You told me I had no business knowing what your disability was that entitled you to the placard. I never asked about that. I was asking you if you really needed that space when you and your son got out of the vehicle and walked the 500 feet to TJ Maxx, while there were so many other "normal" spaces closer that you could have taken. You and all the other "two-legged" people like you with handicap placards take those spaces away from people such as me who really need them: wheelchair users. You and all the other placard holders should know that just because you have a placard does not mean you MUST park in the handicapped space. Handicap spaces are not an entitlement; they are a necessity. I hope you had a nice time walking up and down the aisles of TJ Maxx!

 
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sammi.briggs101
sammi.briggs101

This is fucking brilliant!!!!! Thank you!!!! also @ocsurfgirl most people don't have a medical condition that make them fat, and if they do (thyroid disease). It's called overeating and I guess that's a fucking medical disease now? While I still get 60's type treatment for my PTSD? Ok FDA. I'm 60 pounds and I'm called a bag of bones and emotionally beat up by it on a daily basis wherever I go...and yet the general soceity thing to do is go "OHH POOR FAT PEOPLE THEYRE SOO BULLIED AND HAVE NO CONFIDENCE BECAUSE OF YOU" haha ok :p Also when my Dad and I were taking my Grandma to the doctors quite frequently before she passed, all the handicap spots were taken so my dad had to carry my grandma in because no wheelchair ramps at a doctors office, and I would normally stand outside from getting cold easily and what do you know, fat people taking the spaces that walk just fine. 

elvagotrago
elvagotrago

Handicapped parking placards are the biggest scam.  Only one in a hundred is actually needed.   Ninety percent of the spaces are only used 1% of the time.

ocsurfgirl
ocsurfgirl

You are right. You have absolutely no idea what her or her passenger's disabilities may be. The boy might be on medication or have a serious medical condition that caused him to "puff up" or gain weight.

It sounds like The District (which is horribly designed in my opinion) needs more handicapped spaces. Write them and complain. It may actually accomplish something positive.

Vawlkee
Vawlkee

This happens daily, everywhere! - Get used to it!

You might have gotten the license # and contacted mall security or the fuzz. They would have dealt with your porcine adversaries in a more direct "OFFICIAL" manner.

 
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