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    Quote Originally Posted by Jontu View Post
    No its not that kind of place. No doctors surgery. Just a woollies basically which is usually empty every time I have been.
    So why not park in one of the standard empty spaces? How many metres of walking did you guys save?

    IMO, it's not only the worry of a person with a disability needing the spot while you're there, as yes the chances of that may be low. But IMO, it's just rude! It almost seems like you're flaunting your able-bodiedness, like 'yeah I'm perfectly strong and fit and able to walk a few extra metres, but I'm going to park in the spot that's nice and close to the door, coz I'm just special like that!'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jontu View Post
    No its not that kind of place. No doctors surgery. Just a woollies basically which is very quiet every time I have been.
    So there would be other places.

    Do you realise the struggle of a wheelchair and a heavy shopping trolley or pram. Disabled spots are wider. The are a need not just a convenient space for quick trips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jontu View Post
    No its not that kind of place. No doctors surgery. Just a woollies basically which is very quiet every time I have been.
    That doesn't make it right. I have parked in one not realising. When I got out, I saw the blue lines. I was only going to be quick too, but you know what I did? Moved my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post

    It almost seems like you're flaunting your able-bodiedness, like 'yeah I'm perfectly strong and fit and able to walk a few extra metres, but I'm going to park in the spot that's nice and close to the door, coz I'm just special like that!'.
    Wow are you serious?
    Never ever would I flaunt my being able to walk to a person with a disability! Nor did I say I was "special". Call me lazy, rude, disrespectful. I won't disagree but to say I am flaunting or putting other people down is a stretch.

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    Anyway I don't know why I joined this thread. Sorry if I offended anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jontu View Post
    Anyway I don't know why I joined this thread. Sorry if I offended anyone.
    To be fair, you did say you expected to be flamed, it can hardly be a surprise that people are up in arms.

    I'm late to the party but agree with the dominant viewpoint of that you just don't park in disabled spaces because you just don't.

    But @Jontu, I'm curious, if you were in an area where street parking was permit only (for residents) would you park there anyway? Both scenarios are unlawful.

    ETA: actually you said crucified not flamed, but same difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jontu View Post
    Wow are you serious?
    Never ever would I flaunt my being able to walk to a person with a disability! Nor did I say I was "special". Call me lazy, rude, disrespectful. I won't disagree but to say I am flaunting or putting other people down is a stretch.
    I'm not saying you specifically. It's just the impression that I get whenever able-bodied people park in disabled spots. You say it's ok because you'd only be 5 minutes? I bet a person with a disability wishes they could flit in and out of the shops within 5 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    To be fair, you did say you expected to be flamed, it can hardly be a surprise that people are up in arms.

    I'm late to the party but agree with the dominant viewpoint of that you just don't park in disabled spaces because you just don't.

    But @Jontu, I'm curious, if you were in an area where street parking was permit only (for residents) would you park there anyway? Both scenarios are unlawful.

    ETA: actually you said crucified not flamed, but same difference.
    To answer your question, no I would not bc residents have designated spots.
    This was a different scenario. It's a newly built woollies with underground car park and every time I have been is really quiet.
    I knew it was wrong. Just a comment someone made about people shouldn't say it's ok to just duck in an return a dvd. Well that's basically what we did. I said to dh he shouldn't park but when he gave his reasoning I thought it was fair enough. No one was being hurt in this instance was my reasoning.
    Anyway I know no one agrees. That's fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jontu View Post
    That's why I agree with you its lazy.
    But you followed on with that you thought he had a fair point which to me means you have the attitude that it's fine to continue to do.

    What did you think of loveliveshere's comment about if her mom and sister meet at the shops that's two people needing spaces, which you don't know is going to happen or not.

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    I followed on bc the scenarios people gave did not match my situation. It's not a place where people come to socialize. But LoveLivesHere makes a good point. There could be the rare occasion when all spots are needed.


 

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