So there I am at the convenience store the other day. It’s early evening, so the place is crowded. People hitting the ATM, getting some sandwiches, etc. So the front parking lot is packed. In fact, it’s full, there are no free spots. In such instances, most rational people would merely drive the extra 60 feet to the parking lot on the side. That’s what we did because I am of said rational mind. My wife went in to use the ATM, and I was waiting in the car. It was here I saw something that really fucking pisses me off.
Car comes in from the street. It pauses as there are no open spots in the front parking lot. Well, not exactly, there is one open spot-the handicap spot. Surely this car won’t park …son of a bitch! The black Pontiac cruises right into the spot. I can see there are no handicap plates, nor is there a tag hanging from the rear view mirror. What happens next makes me sick. The driver’s side door opens as a woman gets out. Right after that, from the back seat, emerge 2 kids.
What kind of fucking example is she setting for those 2 kids? “Hey, kids, if you see a cheap way to get by, take it! That’s what I do!” From her demeanor getting out of the car, she was clearly not ashamed to be parking in the handicap spot. She disappears into the store. It’s merely conjecture on my part, but I think she’s going in there to buy smokes for her kids, but I could be wrong.
I think assholes who do this shit be immediately handicapped themselves. In fact, I just petitioned by township to install me to the newly created title of town handicapper. They informed me they already have an official handicapper, his name is Sal and he hangs out at the Town Tavern most nights. I told them, no, I wanted to be a different kind of handicapper. I would station myself at random public parking lots; malls, shopping centers, grocery stores, churches, etc. And whenever I see someone without the proper tags park in a handicap spot, I just wait for them. With a baseball bat. As they walk out, I would politely step on their foot and swing for the fences at their knee. You’re handicapped now, sucker. Lesson learned.
For some reason, the township didn’t go for it, but my point still stands. I absolutely hate seeing people trying to get an unfair advantage. Is it really all that important to park 10 feet closer to the door just to pick up a paper and some joe? How low class to take it just out of sheer laziness. I can’t imagine if someone who really needs the spot can’t get into it. What kind of example is she setting for her kids? She is probably the same kind of person who walks her dog, but never picks up the poop. The same kind of person that doesn’t put things back right in the gym. The same kind of person that has 25 items in the express lane. The same kind of person that makes my blood absolutely boil.
The world is too full of these people.