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    This is a subject close to my heart as this is something I too deal with. I have had my shoulder removed due to cancer, and I have a disability sticker. I only ever use disabled car parks when I am in pain or having a bad day and know I can't carry shopping bags or push the trolley. I have had many people staring and I even had one man get out of his car and come around the front of my car to check if I had a sticker.. I admit I completely lost my shiz at him. He backed off straight away apologizing. People need to realize that there are so many people out there with diabilties/illnesses that aren't visable and yes there are people who do use these spots who are not permitted to, but wish they weren't so quick to judge before knowing the facts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossom74 View Post
    Disability or no disability, people's attitudes towards others in general are just appalling now-a-days. No-one has compassion for anyone anymore.

    I know after I had my MC my DH took me out to the local show to try and cheer me up. As we were wandering around we came across an exhibition shed, and right inside the door was a display of lifelike baby dolls.

    I, of course, started crying, and the looks and tut-tutting I received did nothing to comfort me.

    Whether they have health issues, emotional issues or are just having a bad day - is it really that hard to be nice to people?
    I cannot believe someone tut tutted you for crying. wTF is wrong with people

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pisces75 View Post
    This is a subject close to my heart as this is something I too deal with. I have had my shoulder removed due to cancer, and I have a disability sticker. I only ever use disabled car parks when I am in pain or having a bad day and know I can't carry shopping bags or push the trolley. I have had many people staring and I even had one man get out of his car and come around the front of my car to check if I had a sticker.. I admit I completely lost my shiz at him. He backed off straight away apologizing. People need to realize that there are so many people out there with diabilties/illnesses that aren't visable and yes there are people who do use these spots who are not permitted to, but wish they weren't so quick to judge before knowing the facts.
    I guess at least he checked for a sticker and didn't just have a go at you

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    Ok I will probably get crucified but here goes.
    The other day dh parked in a disabled spot when he shouldn't have ie does not have a sticker and no physical disability.
    I said he shouldn't but his reasoning was that there were 3 available spots, we were there at a time when it wasn't busy, would only take 5min max and the likelihood of someone needing that were miniscule. If there were only 2 spots available he wouldn't have parked there.
    We did have a lady come up to him and say "did you know that's a disabled parking spot".
    Anyway I know he did the wrong thing but at the same time would seeing this really bother people?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Californication View Post
    My grand pop had a sticker. So I hate it when I see able bodied people using a disabled spot. And I have said something to them on occasion, but I would never say anything to someone with a sticker/sign. I don't know what they may be dealing with to need it.

    It's the able bodied who park there because "I'm just returning a DVD" or "I'm just getting milk" that annoy me. So what. Park in a normal spot and walk further! Not take a spot for someone who is probably incapable of walking the extra 20m.
    My mom now has a sticker due to chronic pain from her spine deteriorating from osteoporosis. She had surgery to improve it which damaged a nerve and gave her 'drop foot' so she can't move one of her feet. Unless you notice her foot slightly dragging you would think she's fine, it's not like she walks around constantly crying out to make her pain noticeable, ya know?

    It's pretty **** that people are selfish enough to think their need for convenience is more important. On a side note, yesterday before this thread started some young men parked in one of the parents parking spots and I called the parking inspector on the pay ticket machine and reported them. I did say something to them and they ignored me. Not the same but still grinds my gears!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jontu View Post
    Ok I will probably get crucified but here goes.
    The other day dh parked in a disabled spot when he shouldn't have ie does not have a sticker and no physical disability.
    I said he shouldn't but his reasoning was that there were 3 available spots, we were there at a time when it wasn't busy, would only take 5min max and the likelihood of someone needing that were miniscule. If there were only 2 spots available he wouldn't have parked there.
    We did have a lady come up to him and say "did you know that's a disabled parking spot".
    Anyway I know he did the wrong thing but at the same time would seeing this really bother people?
    Yes. You have no idea when the spots are needed, it's just pure luck in your case if they're not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    My mom now has a sticker due to chronic pain from her spine deteriorating osteoporosis. She had surgery to improve it which damaged a nerve and gave her 'drop foot' so she can't move one of her feet. Unless you notice her foot slightly dragging you would think she's fine, it's not like she walks around constantly crying out to make her pain noticeable, ya know?

    It's pretty **** that people are selfish enough to think their need for convenience is more important. On a side note, yesterday before this thread started some young men parked in one of the parents parking spots and I called the parking inspector on the pay ticket machine and reported them. I did say something to them and they ignored me. Not the same but still grinds my gears!
    It might be different in the uk but in Australia it's not an offence to park in a parents spot. They are provided for convenience and aren't a statutory obligation like a disabled spot.

    Anywho just an aside. As you were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    It might be different in the uk but in Australia it's not an offence to park in a parents spot. They are provided for convenience and aren't a statutory obligation like a disabled spot.

    Anywho just an aside. As you were.
    I'm sure it's not a legal offense, hence why I buzzed the people who run the parking garage to handle it as they are privately run and would have their own rules. What's the point of having the spots if anybody can park there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    I'm sure it's not a legal offense, hence why I buzzed the people who run the parking garage to handle it as they are privately run and would have their own rules.
    Ok sorry when you said parking inspector I thought you meant a council inspector. I've found a lot of people think parents spots are the same as disabled.

    Did they do anything? I've found they couldn't care less when I've said something in the past.

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    My mum has had a disabled parking sticker for over 25 years and it's only in the last 5 years where she has deteriorated to the point of not being able to walk unaided.

    I think it's extremely rude, selfish and lazy for an able bodied person to use a disabled parking even if there was 100 of them.

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