Maybe if you had just an itty-bitty limp?

February 17th, 2009 · 342 comments

First of all, the disclaimer: Our anonymous submitter in Houston lives in an apartment complex with very limited parking for residents. “When I come home from work late at night,” she explains, “the handicapped parking spot is typically the only one available.” That excuse, however, doesn’t seem to cut it for one of her neighbors.

As you’ll see from the note left on our submitter’s windshield, this eagle-eyed neighbor perhaps isn’t what you’d call “book-smart,” but — gosh darn it — what she lacks in basic spelling and grammar skills she more than makes up for with raw gumption and a steely sense of self-righteousness!

To my horror, you don't have a single bit of a limp.

[Rough translation, from our anonymous submitter: "I see that you are not handicapped, but you park in the handicapped parking spot in our apartment complex. I am not handicapped, and I don't know anyone in the complex who is, but I feel entitled to tell you to stop parking there.  Furthermore, I feel entitled enough to have your car towed if you park there again."]

related: Mahvelous, just mahvelous

FILED UNDER: "helpful" advice · Houston · kinda creepy · neighbors · not-so-veiled threats · parking · smiley · Texas · that's illegal


342 responses so far ↓

  • #1   littleo

    The PA note-writer is illiterate and self-righteous, but she is also right. The submitter is a law breaker and also lazy.

    Feb 17, 2009 at 11:30 pm   rating: 210  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Elizabeth

      Agreed. I have no sympathy and I don’t care what the note said. It doesn’t matter if there isn’t a spot for miles, you don’t get to park in the handicapped spot if you’re not handicapped. Period.

      There is no excuse good enough except ongoing medical emergency.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 1:02 pm   rating: 76  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   lujlp

      I key cars parked illegally in handicapped spots

      Feb 18, 2009 at 9:47 pm   rating: 30  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   Canthz_B bang

      What if someone just forgets to hang their handicapped thingie from their mirror? You just take it upon yourself to key their car?

      Judge, jury and executioner.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 10:03 pm   rating: 51  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   nicejoest

      That’s special.
      Do you also go dig up the tulips in a yard where the sprinkler is on during “do-not-water” days?
      Do you go knock the bong out of Michael Phelps’s mouth for breaking marijuana laws?
      Do you ram your shopping cart into someone in the grocery store who has eleven items in the “ten items or less” lane?
      Who appointed you the arbiter of justice? And why is this the offense that most deserves your own little brand of justice?

      Feb 18, 2009 at 10:10 pm   rating: 46  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   Andrea

      Agreed. The submitter is a piece of crap for parking in a handicapped spot. If you have a parking issue at your complex you should talk to management.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 6:08 am   rating: 32  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.6   Ashlee

      A woman in Ypsilanti, MI got a beatdown from her neighbor for being parked in a handicapped space without proper tags.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 11:32 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.7   lujlp

      Why? Because as a disabled vet I find it reprehenisble that some asshole thinks that they and their sports car have far better things to do with their time then walk an extra 20 yards.

      A feat which can be pure hell to someone with nerve damage, nearly immpossible to someone missing a limb without a wheelchair and 10 times worse heading out of a store with purchases

      And if the local cops would bother to enforce the parking laws and tow the cars I wouldnt have to take matters into my own hands. But everytime I call they cant be bothered

      But I can see how scratched paint might be over the top to people who couldnt be bothered to serve their counrty

      But then again if you value your car more then your humanity a scatched door is a much better motivater isnt it?

      Feb 19, 2009 at 1:33 pm   rating: 35  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.8   Canthz_B bang

      ??? what about a parking violator translates into never served in the military???

      Feb 19, 2009 at 8:55 pm   rating: 30  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.9   Allie

      I totally agree. Bad grammar or no, the submitter is absolutely in the wrong.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 10:00 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.10   MK-Ultra

      Sorry lujlp, your post was going fine until it devolved into BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH.

      You’re as self-righteous as the submitter. (Who is still in the wrong, by the way.)

      Feb 20, 2009 at 8:20 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.11   Canthz_B bang

      He’s not self-righteous. He’s served his country and knows that he did so all by himself. We should all be thankful, and allow him to take matters into his own hands whenever he feels that the police aren’t doing their jobs. As a disabled veteran, lujlp is not only above the law, but entitled to make laws whenever he likes as he sees fit.

      That’s what they call Veterans’ Benefits.

      Feb 20, 2009 at 9:34 pm   rating: 31  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.12   mamason bang

      “what about a parking violator translates into never served in the military???”

      C’mon, CB. No one , who has served our country and fought our battles, would ever think of parking in a handicapped space. That’s what they’ve been fighting to preserve. Our right to have handicapped parking. Do you think the crippled people in Iraq have handicapped parking? No they don’t! So, in the future, when you see someone parked in a handicapped space without the proper authorization clearly visible, feel free to assume that this person has never served in the military and if they did they probably were dishonorably discharged and get those keys out and do your duty as an American, dammit! :-o

      I may have had too much caffiene today. :-?

      Feb 21, 2009 at 4:25 pm   rating: 28  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.13   lujlp

      Acctually Canthz, mamason, no one who has served their country honorably would be so selfish as to cause harm(becauase it does cause harm) to a disabled person simply becuase they were in a hurry.

      Quite frankly its sad that you dont get that

      Feb 21, 2009 at 9:38 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.14   Canthz_B bang

      It’s sad that you don’t get that you served this country to help preserve it’s laws, not to break them by taking their enforcement into your own hands.
      Didn’t Timothy McVeigh serve in the military?
      Lee Harvey Oswald?

      Feb 22, 2009 at 12:15 am   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.15   lujlp

      Well I suppose thats the difference between you and me, I dont sit back and let other people make the world a better place for me

      And there is something seriously wrong with you if you think McVeigh and Oswald were honorable men

      Feb 22, 2009 at 1:43 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.16   Canthz_B bang

      First, I don’t believe that you actually (one ‘C’) key people’s cars.

      Second, I never said that McVeigh and Oswald were honorable men…I was saying just the opposite. I’m not invested enough in this discussion to do the research to find out if the armed services gave them honorable discharges, but you basically said that people with honorable discharges should be trusted to be not only law-abiding, but above the law as well.
      If they didn’t get honorable discharges, I’m sure I can find more than a few convicted felons who did.

      Didn’t they teach you how to follow a line of reasoning in the military?

      And as a disabled vet, yes other people are making your world better. They are called the taxpayers…the ones that paid your military salary and continue to pay for you.

      Not that I don’t honor your service, but please!

      Feb 22, 2009 at 2:10 am   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.17   Free Hat bang

      Is it just me who thought that when lujlp said s/he was a disabled vet, he meant a disabled vetenarian?

      Mar 6, 2009 at 12:02 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Destiny

    Well, the car really shouldn’t be parked there. But that’s no excuse for such terrible grammar!

    Feb 17, 2009 at 11:30 pm   rating: 44  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Julia

    What’s this about a locked gate being annoying?

    Anyway, the submitter is a douche and should be ashamed of herself. Calling this note writer entitled is a laugh. Projecting much?

    Feb 17, 2009 at 11:37 pm   rating: 84  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   BurstingAtTheSeams

      I think the handicap spot is right by the gate, and when there is a car in the spot it is difficult to open the gate without hitting the car.

      This occuance occureed to me due to necessary caution when thinking about the situation after a busy day (verry annoying).

      Feb 18, 2009 at 12:53 am   rating: 42  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   nicejoest

      My theory is that the note-writer is trying to establish a bit of ethos and make herself look like she’s not mean or bad. After listing all the reasons why the submitter shouldn’t park in the h-c space, she says, “The only reason I noticed this is that I had extra time while opening the annoying gate.”
      Two things are accomplished:
      first, she claims that she wasn’t just nosy with time on her hands so she went out and inspected the car and stalked the driver, but rather, these things just came to her when she had a bit of time while opening the gate.
      second, she tries to establish a bit of solidaritywith the submitter, as in, “Don’t we all hate having to open that gate.” Thus (she hopes) the submitter will be less likely to be mad at her or retaliate.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 12:24 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   mac

      sounds alot like the chick that submitted the note from the bread she ate, that was “fucking delicious”. if your not handycapped, dont park there. even if your “just running in for a second.
      people like this girl are the ind of people i slash tires on. so my amputee grand father must walk farther on an uncomfortable prostetic, becauce you are too damned lazy to walk yourself the extra 40 meters

      Feb 18, 2009 at 6:40 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   nighttime bang

    It was like reading the lyrics of a Led Zeppelin record (played backwards)

    what the fuck?

    Feb 17, 2009 at 11:42 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Joshua

    Seriously, the submitter is totally wrong on this one. Wrongy McWrongerson would be a good alias.

    Yes, the note-writer is “entitled” to call the police, because you’re breaking the law. Calling the police is what people do when they catch someone breaking the law. If they can’t find non-handicapped parking, take it up with building management. Clearly, they just don’t have enough spots available for the number of cars at the building.

    (Granted, building management would probably just laugh at you, but that’s still the right way to handle the situation. Blatantly ignoring parking laws and being an inconsiderate jerk isn’t.)

    Feb 17, 2009 at 11:42 pm   rating: 130  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Canthz_B bang

      Blatantly ignoring the point of a website is being a jerk as well.

      Get a clue, Joshua, this ain’t about right or wrong.
      Try Yahoo! Answers with your opinions…the rest of us are just fucking around. ;-)

      Feb 18, 2009 at 12:55 am   rating: 32  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Dudi

      Wild guess: You’re the anonymous submitter, right?

      BTW, I suggest posting Canthz’s comment on the site. The use of “jerk”, “get a clue” and a winkey-smiley at the same comment is pure PA gold.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 2:23 am   rating: 46  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   Lara

      No, Canthz_B is NOT the “anonymous” submitter. I am :)

      Feb 18, 2009 at 2:28 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   Canthz_B bang

      I am never, well, hardly ever, anonymous, Dudi.
      But, if you’d care to read, I took the use of the term “jerk” from Joshua’s comment, a time honored comedic technique. A turning of the tables, if you will…or if you won’t, for that matter.

      And BTW…my comment IS posted on this site…that’s where you read it, ass-panda! :-P

      Yes, I’m PA…that’s what we do here…DUH…

      Feb 18, 2009 at 3:39 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.5   aaa

      I liked your comment better when you had the swearing. Shame on you, CB. :/

      Feb 18, 2009 at 3:42 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.6   Canthz_B bang

      I’m trying my best to be a good boy, aaa!
      But I’m oh so tempted to go nuclear … :lol: ;-)

      Feb 18, 2009 at 4:01 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.7   Jet Jackson

      NO, NO!! I AM SPARTICUS!!!

      Feb 18, 2009 at 7:29 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.8   Paintball "Punk"

      I’m Brian and so is my wife!

      Feb 18, 2009 at 9:31 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.9   Mark bang

      There are some who call me… Tim?

      Feb 18, 2009 at 10:49 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.10   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Don’t call me Shirley.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 12:35 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.11   Geek Goddess

      You can call me Al

      Feb 18, 2009 at 5:03 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.12   karla

      I want to be called…. Loretta!

      Feb 18, 2009 at 5:03 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.13   amy d bang

      I don’t care what you call me, as long as you call me.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.14   Phat girl

      I’m Larry, this is my brother Daryl and this is my other brother Daryl.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 5:15 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.15   Anonymous me

      Your name is Toby!

      No – it’s Kuta Kinte!

      No – It’s Toby!

      We are all individuals – just like everyone else!

      Feb 20, 2009 at 12:35 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.16   mamason bang

      My name is Luca. I live on the second floor.

      Feb 21, 2009 at 4:28 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.17   Woman on the Verge bang

      They call me Hell
      They call me Stacey
      They call me Her
      They call me Jane
      That’s not my name
      That’s not my name….

      Feb 21, 2009 at 4:38 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.18   mamason bang

      They call me Mr. Tibbs!

      Feb 21, 2009 at 6:05 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.19   NapalmNacey

      Canthz – you’re being an assface. Just saying. I’m so very glad that you’re so able that you can fob off something as debilitating and difficult as MS. “Yeah, sorry you have MS and all…” It’s so clear that you’re wallowing in your ignorance, despite people trying to tell you that you’re being a freakin’ dick.

      Feb 24, 2009 at 11:16 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.20   Canthz_B bang

      NapalmNacey,

      “Yeah, sorry you have MS and all…” ??? :roll:

      Way to misquote me. That was NOT what I said. I said (farther down): I’m sad that you have MS…sadder that you think it makes you special..
      I expressed a genuine sorrow, one that you misquoted to read the way you wanted to hear it.
      I was not wallowing in ignorance, rather, I was engaging in a bit of the irreverence that this site is famous for.
      I am not unmindful of the needs of the “physically challenged”, but I am not above making a few jokes either.

      Notice how I didn’t call you childish names?
      It would be especially nice if you’d attach your opinions the the correct comments.

      Feb 25, 2009 at 1:02 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   tmeunier

    Submitter’s car should be towed. No pseudopolite note should be provided as warning, just tow the farking thing. Tow it every.single.time.

    Feb 17, 2009 at 11:44 pm   rating: 94  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Canthz_B bang

      Yeah, because those spots are needed for pregnant women, who should exercise.

      My late step-dad got a handicapped marker because he’d had hip replacement surgery.
      The man walked three miles every morning, yet was given handicapped privileges for a 15 yard trek to the grocery store.
      Mind you, the people who cannot walk a parking lot can walk all the fuck around a superstore!

      BTW, who put Braille on the drive-up ATM machines? Is that shit for the blind drivers?

      Feb 18, 2009 at 12:34 am   rating: 30  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   evilcupcakes

      Regardless of whether or not anyone in that complex is handicapped, that space is there for people who need it and the submitter is an inconsiderate moron.

      Don’t assume because you see someone walking around without a visible limp or a wheelchair that they are abusing the system.

      I have MS. Some days I can get along just fine, other days I will be halfway through my shopping and my legs will start to feel like uncontrollable dead weight. Sometimes just getting back to my car is exhausting to the point of my having to sit for 20-30 minutes before I can use my legs to drive.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 1:03 am   rating: 93  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   Lara

      I never assumed that people who have a limp are abusing the system….where did you get that?
      And here I am, I’m not anonymous anymore. By the way, as explained before, I avoid parking in that handicapped spot at all costs.
      So there you have it :)

      Feb 18, 2009 at 2:15 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.4   Canthz_B bang

      evilcupcakes,

      Does MS stop you from taking a joke?

      That’s sad. :-(

      Try living your life as more than your condition…the rest of us do that every day.
      Shit happens, and we all have our own shit to bear.

      Got a joke of some sort for us…or just your sad tale…because there are support sites for that.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 2:15 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.5   Canthz_B bang

      As far as folks with limps, I didn’t mention that either. My step-dad had a really good surgeon and he had no limp.

      To quote Lara…”where did you get that?”

      Feb 18, 2009 at 2:23 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.6   Canthz_B bang

      I will be halfway through my shopping and my legs will start to feel like uncontrollable dead weight. Sometimes just getting back to my car is exhausting to the point of my having to sit for 20-30 minutes before I can use my legs to drive.

      Well Hell, I get that same feeling sometimes while shopping, and still have to STAND FOR AN HOUR AND WAIT FOR A FUCKING BUS!!!

      Get over yourself.
      I’m sad that you have MS…sadder that you think it makes you special.
      We all have our own situations to deal with…be thankful for the damned car, asshole!

      Feb 18, 2009 at 2:35 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.7   Nazgul

      Canthz_B, I think you should give some serious consideration to dying in a fire. As soon as possible.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 3:35 am   rating: 157  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.8   Helen Keller

      ATMs with Braille are because the same machines are installed in places where one does not need to drive up to use them, like a shopping center.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 3:47 am   rating: 33  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.9   Canthz_B bang

      I DID die in a fire, that shit was cool…HOT, but cool…try it.

      Helen…I reiterate…JOKE, DINGBAT!!!

      Damn, some of you are slow. This site used to be populated by smart people. :-(

      The point, idiot, is that there is no need to place Braille machines at the drive-up, as visually impaired people don’t drive.
      I know there can be plausible reasons…but humor is not literal, you fucking asshole. (how’s that, aaa?).

      Feb 18, 2009 at 4:14 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.10   Smarter than Canthz

      That’s a pretty lame joke. Humor isn’t funny if it is stupid. Word.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 5:46 am   rating: 111  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.11   Jet Jackson

      Tow the car then write the passive aggressive note on the empty space in chalk!

      Feb 18, 2009 at 7:30 am   rating: 53  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.12   aaa

      Quite lovely, CB.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 8:14 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.13   Canthz_B bang

      Poor Smarter than…

      Feb 18, 2009 at 8:21 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.14   Camilla

      I’ve been reading this site for a while and this isn’t the only time you’ve displayed idiocracy and prejudice Canthz. Troll much? Fucking hope so, I don’t want to think you really are that morose.

      BTW- handicapped spaces have more space around the car for exiting/getting in. Just ONE more reason why they are essential.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 10:53 am   rating: 67  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.15   sarcastic monkey

      Oh Canthz_B you are sooo funnny.

      Not.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 11:19 am   rating: 52  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.16   unfortunate names

      CB’s whole point was that nobody cares if the writer / offender was right or wrong, it’s the PA nature of it all, that’s it.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 12:32 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.17   cre8tivewmn

      “nobody cares if the writer/offender was right or wrong”

      That is obviously not true. Just look at the comments. People do care. Handicapped spaces are usually a hot discussion topic.

      Even though the space is not used by tenants it may be used by visitors. It may even be required by city code. Fines are high for parking in those spaces and I’d avoid it if I were you.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 1:50 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.18   Phat girl

      You can be an ass to all of the people some of the time but you Canthz all the people kiss your ass all the time.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 5:32 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.19   Frustrated

      Canthz_B, Does being a cunt give you the superiority complex or is it the other way around?

      Feb 18, 2009 at 6:58 pm   rating: 31  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.20   Canthz_B bang

      Frustrated, do you kiss asses with that filthy mouth of yours? Why are you so fixated on genitalia? I’m a cunt, someone else on this thread is a cock, yet another a massive tool.

      You have issues, my friend.

      And why couldn’t I be a cock too?

      Feb 18, 2009 at 9:07 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.21   Canthz_B bang

      I think saying that something is a “lame joke” on this thread is incredibly insensitive.

      Besides…it was a “lame” joke! :-P

      *rim-shot*

      Feb 18, 2009 at 11:25 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.22   Geek Goddesss

      I think if Canthz B wants to be a cockatoo, we should let him.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 12:08 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.23   Canthz_B bang

      You are the wind beneath my wings, GG! :mrgreen:

      Feb 19, 2009 at 12:20 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.24   Canthz_B bang

      WOOHOO!!!

      I DID IT!!!

      At #6.7 100 self-righteous, protect the rights of the disabled, the animals and the trees, overly politically correct assholes showed they are hypocrites and voted that their fellow human being (yes, no matter what you’ve heard I’m human) should die in a fire ASAP, thereby showing how strictly they follow the Golden Rule. :-P

      Feb 20, 2009 at 9:46 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.25   lotcore

      Aww, don’t catch feelings just because 100+ people think you are a douche.

      Feb 20, 2009 at 9:57 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.26   Canthz_B bang

      I don’t mind that a bit…as long as they show what douches they are in the process, my point is made.

      But you may not get the point, so why bother much with you?

      Let me guess, you actually believe I think and believe what’s in some of my comments, don’t you?

      I’m just funkin’ around for fun…but they are fucking serious.
      Who’s the sick one now?

      Feb 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.27   lotcore

      In my opinion more people think you are a douche because you make comments (that you don’t believe in) purely to stir shit. I think that is pretty sick. Plus, I think it must mean you are pretty fucking bored.

      Feb 21, 2009 at 8:05 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.28   Canthz_B bang

      Number one, we’re all pretty fucking bored. That’s why we waste time posting comments to complete strangers on the internet.

      Number two, it takes a fool to make judgements about someone’s character when you don’t really know the person.

      Number three, who cares if these monikers and avatars like me or not? I don’t know these people. ;-)

      Feb 21, 2009 at 2:15 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.29   anglophile bang

      lotcore:

      Didn’t you make comments #6.25 and #6.27 just to stir shit?

      A person not desirous of stirring shit would have just read on without posting.

      Pot, kettle. Kettle, pot.

      Feb 21, 2009 at 2:24 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.30   Canthz_B bang

      Like, fur shur.

      Feb 21, 2009 at 2:39 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Amused

    Note = awesomely bad grammar and spelling. Submitter = lame self-absorbed person with an overabundant sense of entitlement.

    Feb 17, 2009 at 11:44 pm   rating: 94  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   aaa

      Hippie: “But we have a right to those potties!”

      Feb 18, 2009 at 2:13 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   RunBarbara bang

    the note writer is just bitter because passive-aggressive-retardation doesn’t qualify you for a placard…..yet.

    Feb 17, 2009 at 11:52 pm   rating: 33  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Mishee bang

      Placard? No. But I have heard things about some sign you can get.

      They hand it to you and say “Here’s Your Sign”

      (sorry I had to)

      Feb 18, 2009 at 10:15 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Weaselbaby

      …no, but it totally should. Officially designated passive-aggressive retard parking should be located well away from communal fridges, microwave popcorn, etc. I imagine the placard being festooned with clip art & highlighted in several different colors.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 10:24 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   Mishee bang

      Don’t forget the turtles!

      Oh yes! The turtles!

      Feb 18, 2009 at 10:27 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   Weaselbaby

      definitely turtles, & maybe also a pink penis or two?

      Feb 18, 2009 at 4:18 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.5   Geek Goddess

      Turtles with pink penii!

      Feb 18, 2009 at 5:08 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Mark F

    Succinctly: Tow the bitch!

    Feb 17, 2009 at 11:53 pm   rating: 31  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   sarah

    team note writer. seriously, anyone who parks in a handicapped spot deserves to be towed right away.

    Feb 17, 2009 at 11:56 pm   rating: 46  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   warinthepocket

      Even if they’re stopping after hitting a cripple kid to help. Tow it!

      Feb 18, 2009 at 12:01 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   Canthz_B bang

      Damn, there’s a heart bleeding all over this place. Maybe we can get a guy with no legs to clean up the mess while he’s down there.
      Beats shaking an old McDonald’s cup on the corner.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 12:07 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   RunBarbara bang

      when the bottom falls out of the cup i always dive for the change. he’s too cold to move quickly and i can usually buy myself a nice, warm cup of coffee to drink while i clean my teeth with twenty dollar bills.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 12:22 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.4   nicejoest

      I’m mildly amused at all the righteous indignation that is being spilt on this blog over someone’s parking in the handicapped spot. Yes, it’s against the law. So is speeding. So is parking on the wrong side of the street (in many areas). I personally find the submitter’s reasoning–”no one handicapped lives here; besides, it’s late at night and unlikely some handicapped visitor will come calling”–pretty compelling. Would you rather she park on the street where she will be towed at 4 am? or where she will risk robbery and rape to walk the two blocks back to her apartment?
      It’s illegal to run a red light. Many MANY times I have been stopped behind a car or two at a red light and an ambulance or fire truck with all its sirens blaring comes up behind us and cannot proceed because the people stopped at the red light refuse to break the law and go through the light (even though no one is coming and/or traffic on the cross street has stopped for the ambulance). I usually honk once, then twice, then LEAN ON THE HORN WITHOUT STOPPING for as long as it takes for the idiot in front of me to get the message that, yes, in this case, it’s okay to run the light.
      People have imprinted on their brains in kindergarten, “Red means stop” and “Don’t park in a handicapped space.” Sometimes, however, a rather minor law needs to be broken for the sake of a greater end.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 12:41 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.5   Elizabeth

      I love people like you, they like to give me a long list of excuses as to why they shouldn’t have to pay me money.

      They don’t seem to understand that they aren’t special. It’s cute really.

      Not handicapped? You don’t get to park there. It’s not your place or their place to split hairs and come up with some compelling reason. It’s your place to find somewhere else to put your car.

      You might consider it just breaking the law like speeding. But the fines and punishments are higher for a reason.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 1:11 pm   rating: 37  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.6   nicejoest

      Whoever you are, Elizabeth, I’m quite sure I’ve never tried to get out of paying you money for… whatever services you render.
      You do illustrate my point very well, however, that parking in a handicapped space is viewed with a special degree of revulsion by your average person. Much more, probably, than drunk driving or smoking pot or petty theft. Do people feel compelled to call the cops when they notice their neighbors smoking pot? When they notice people parked at 4:30 in a space marked “No Parking 4 to 6 pm”? When they see a person who looks 19 or 20 holding a beer?
      However, many people on this blog are saying, “Don’t leave a note!! Have the car towed now!!!”
      Fine. But I don’t really understand why people choose this one thing to get the vapors over–especially in a case where it is almost certain there will be no actual need for the space to be used by a handicapped person.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 7:20 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.7   A

      I would report the person parking in the parking spot at 4:30. There’s generally a point behind the rule when your actions have the potential to affect other people. By contrast, laws designed to restrict your personal choices tend to be worth disobeying.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 9:00 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.8   hambone johnson

      what “greater end” is served by her parking in the handicapped spot? not being raped? the chances of her getting raped are probably as good as the chances of someone truly handicapped needing that spot “late at night.” i don’t know if this is common knowledge, but handicapped people travel around “late at night,” too. some of them even work late.

      Feb 25, 2009 at 7:31 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Canthz_B bang

    Translation: I had a really bad day and you parked in the handicapped spot. Should I ever have a crappy day again and find you parked there, I will take my crap out on you and have your car towed.
    I’d be much happier if you’d take the spot I pay for.

    Feb 17, 2009 at 11:57 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   warinthepocket

    Dear McWrongerson,
    I park over two spaces just for you. Al Gore would be proud to know that you will be switching to mass-transit after your car is towed.

    Green

    P.S. Give my best regards to the crazy lady on the subway.

    Feb 17, 2009 at 11:59 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Buzz

    submitter is obv pathetic for parking in disabled parking, and he/she knows it, thus the reason for submitting anonymously (another reason he/she is pathetic).

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:09 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Callisto

    The poor note-writer seems to be trying to overcome a language barrier to try to save the submitter from the fate of a towed car. It’s almost kind of sweet…

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:35 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   BurstingAtTheSeams

      I kind of wondered if the note writer made the mistakes on purpose to hide her true intellectual identity. It’s kind of hard to believe somebody could have such legible hand writing and poor grammar.

      Or maybe you’re right; she just got her new citizenship and had a rude awakening into the American way.

      but the citizenship book said handicap spots were only for people with limps!!!

      Feb 18, 2009 at 12:49 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   AuntyBron

      Judging from the handwriting, I’d say the note writer is in her late teens to early twenties and a product of the Houston public school system.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 11:13 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.3   Bunnee

      The note gave me a headache trying to read it–but she DID make a valiant effort at trying to sound smart:

      +5 for using big words
      -10 for having the handwriting of an 8th grader.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 11:25 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.4   agatha christie

      I was going to say something similar; the note writer does have a valid purpose, but is trying WAY too hard to appear smart and the 8th grade handwriting belies that.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 11:58 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   aobobo

    man. i bet you’re glad you submitted that anonymously.

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:39 am   rating: 28  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Emily

    I think this could be the first time I have disagreed with a submission.

    The car is parked in an illegal spot and doesn’t have a licence plate!

    I don’t think Judge Judy would take too long to close this case….

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:49 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   leftfoot

    I wonder how long ago the note was written and if the submitter has had their car towed yet. If they’re calling the note-writer entitled, I’m sure they continued to park there.

    I will say this, though. In the last apartment complex I lived at, we didn’t have any handicapped people near the building and all of the tenants would park in it. The only thing I left notes about was the people who lived in the back of the building and wouldn’t realize their alarms were going off for 4-5 hours directly in front of my unit. Oh and the asswipes that would take up 2+ spots with limited space. (Really, the jackass with the trailer on his huge pick up would take up 4 spaces. It was out of control.)

    Feb 18, 2009 at 1:01 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Joe bang

      The last three apartmentbuildings I’ve lived in were not handicapped-accessible, yet they all had multiple handicapped parking spaces right in front of the entrance. Empty. All. the. time.

      Two of the three didn’t even have that striped off area between spots so that a handicapped person to load/unload a wheelchair. They were probably just following some half-thought-out law regarding handicapped parking.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 8:22 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   aaa

    Well, at least the note-writer got the who/whom thing right.

    Feb 18, 2009 at 2:11 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   Joe bang

      Only because it’s a common phrase. No thinking required.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 8:24 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   aaa

    Am I the only one waiting for the submitter to come on here and try to defend herself and claim how we’re evil, entitled dicks for thinking she’s in the wrong?

    Feb 18, 2009 at 2:19 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   Lara

      I don’t think anyone on here is “bad” or “entitled” or anything. I am not going to judge you personally for possibly misunderstanding a situation. Heck, we all do it. :)
      You assume the worst of people, which is what the note-writer did, interestingly.
      I just thought the note’s ranting nature, and the fact that this woman was taking her bad day out on me (the only North African in the whole complex), was funny and wanted to share it. :)

      Feb 18, 2009 at 2:34 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   aaa

      See #20.1.

      Also, it’s PAN. We’re going to mock you based on what limited info we get from your submission. Something every submitter should know beforehand. ;)

      Feb 18, 2009 at 2:38 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.3   mamason bang

      “the only North African in the whole complex”

      The note writer is clearly a racist then. :roll:

      Feb 18, 2009 at 3:14 am   rating: 39  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.4   Mishee bang

      I would’ve thought “African” would’ve been sufficient.

      I don’t believe I have ever heard “North African”.

      I thought they only specified when it was South Africa. Kind of like the Dakotas.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 10:19 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.5   Cam

      You know that ‘they’ are talking about a country, not just part of a continent, right?
      It’s called a world map- google it!

      Feb 18, 2009 at 11:00 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.6   Mishee bang

      You mean there is more to this world that then 5 feet immediately surrounding ME?

      Wow. That’s heavy.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 11:04 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.7   secondsout bang

      Mishee, the difference between North Africans and South Africans is also that many North Africans are more Arab than black. Algerians, Egyptians, etc. look quite a lot different than Namibians and Angolans. And they’re more likely to be Muslim.

      Of course, it’s still irrelevant to the fact that she’s a douchebag for parking in the handicapped spot.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 12:26 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.8   Commentator

      “The only North African in the whole complex”? Could the note-writer tell that by looking at your CAR?!?!?

      Read 10.5 again. No handicap sticker? You don’t get to park there.

      The fire lane in front of the store is empty? The building is clearly not on fire? You can’t park there.

      I would never even consider parking in a handicap spot, because I’m able-bodied and thankful for it. I can walk from the end of the parking lot, or even from the next block, without undue hardship; some people can’t.

      Team TOW THE DAMN CAR.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 3:37 pm   rating: 30  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.9   KhaliKefiyeh

      Hey Cam@19.5 there is no country called North Africa. It is called Geography check into it. Dumbass. :roll:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Africa

      Feb 19, 2009 at 9:09 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.10   Canthz_B bang

      She just wanted to make sure you knew she isn’t Black. Who wants people to go around thinking that about them?

      *shudder*

      Feb 19, 2009 at 9:59 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   Lara

    I didn’t think people would be so bitter and angry about this, lol. The funny part is this note-writer really just wanted to take out her nasty emotions on me. It had nothing to do with any concern for physically disabled folks.
    Oh, and I forgot to add that she never left a note on anyone else’s car who parked in that spot repeatedly. I do happen to have an Egyptian flag hanging from my rearview mirror. It’s probably not just a coincidence she decided to leave that nasty (and hilarious) note on my car….

    Feb 18, 2009 at 2:21 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   aaa

      I’m disappointed in you. Here I was hoping you would come on here and unsuccessfully defend yourself a la Liza or WHITEBLIZZARD70 (or about a thousand other people), but here you are, not even using a single expletive. Won’t you throw just a little bit of a tantrum for us?

      Feb 18, 2009 at 2:35 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.2   Dudi

      Lara,

      Wether you’re an Arab, a Christian, a Jew, a Buddhist, an African-American, an African-African, a clown, a Zebra, a Spiritual-Entity or the President of the United States -

      If you park in a handicapped parking space, and you’re not handicapped, you’re a jerk.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 2:44 am   rating: 79  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.3   Canthz_B bang

      Dudi…what does humor look like in your world? :-P

      Feb 18, 2009 at 3:08 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.4   mamason bang

      Yeah. And Marion Barry was set up and OJ is innocent. *yawn*

      Feb 18, 2009 at 3:20 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.5   mamason bang

      “It’s probably not just a coincidence she decided to leave that nasty (and hilarious) note on my car….”

      Do you even know what a coincidence is? :-?

      Probably not. People from “North Africa” are notoriously ignorant to the ways of the coinky-dink.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 1:02 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.6   aoaoaobbbloob

      who cares where you’re from! your car should have been towed forever ago!

      stop making excuses!

      Feb 18, 2009 at 11:15 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.7   KhaliKefiyeh

      Dear cheap self absorbed Egyptian Princess,
      Mohamed sez park the taxi somewhere else or get towed. God willing.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 9:13 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.8   oh really

      Oh for the love of.. Now you somehow know her motives in writing the note? You know it was her wanting to take her “nasty emotions” out on you and not her being concerned about the rights of the disabled? Was that in part of the note we can’t see here? Was there a second note you didn’t submit yet?
      Persecution complex, much?

      Feb 20, 2009 at 4:22 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.9   Frankie bang

      Now see what you’re doing people? You know what’s going to happen if you keep all of this up? People will stop submitting things to be posted because you’re hatred won’t be worth it to share a laugh with the rest of us who don’t take every last little bit of life so seriously ALL THE DAMN TIME!
      You keep doing your thing Lara and just find a non handicapped place to park from now on lest you be judged by these wannabe demi-gods.

      For the rest of you hand biting dogs, where you gonna go to attack people when nobody submits anything to PAN anymore?

      Feb 20, 2009 at 4:50 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   mamason bang

    It looks to me like this note was written by a socially conscientious 10 year old.

    Feb 18, 2009 at 3:13 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   TheOldSchool bang

    Once again, it’s one rule for the handicapped, and another for the rest of us.

    (It’s a well-known fact that when the disabled get together they are laughing at us and high-fiving* one another. They can’t believe that they’re still getting away with all the shit that “Ably” lets them get away with.)

    *That’s a bit unfair. Not all of them are high-fiving. It’s usually just the ones who have moveable arms and hands.

    And the wheelchair sex!

    Feb 18, 2009 at 3:32 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   choco

      OMG the secret’s out! Yes, it is true that my gimp boyfriend and I feel victorious when the handicapped space is the only one left.

      Seriously though, I am surprised how many people say their streets have handicapped spots that no one uses. There are at least 4 different cars with handicapped placards that compete for the spot on my boyfriend’s street.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 8:47 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   alapickles

    I love how self-righteous some people get. Because when the supermarket’s car park is too full and busy, none of you have ever parked in a parent and child spot when you’ve got no kids, or even a disabled spot, when you’ve got no limp. Clearly.

    You people need cookies. Only the one’s who are getting their head stuck up their own arse’s and making people sad with how serious you’re being. The rest of you are fine. <3

    Feb 18, 2009 at 4:04 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   Dudi

      None of us? No. Most of us? Yes. Clearly.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 4:14 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   alapickles

      Wow. Who ever left their penis up your arse really needs to take it out. Like now.

      Clearly.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 4:18 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.3   Canthz_B bang

      I love how, when all of the handicapped spots are filled with legit handicapped cars, other handicapped drivers are able to park elsewhere and somehow, miraculously, make it into and out of the store.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 4:30 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.4   aaa

      The parent and child spot isn’t a legal parking designation. :D

      Feb 18, 2009 at 8:09 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.5   Canthz_B bang

      Now, now, aaa…we know not where alapickles resides. He/she may just have designated parent with child parking.
      Judge not.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 8:15 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.6   anglophile bang

      *has never parked in a handicapped spot*

      *regularly parks in the “reserved for employee of the month” spot*

      What? The customer’s always right, right? That damn employee of the month is never at work!

      Feb 18, 2009 at 9:33 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.7   you suck at craigslist

      *has never parked in a handicapped spot*

      *has never parked in a family & child spot*

      *would never park in a handicapped or family & child spot*

      *Also hates when people park station wagons or SUVs in spots clearly marked as “compact cars only”, and has left her own passive-aggressive notes on their windshields*

      Feb 18, 2009 at 10:18 am   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.8   Mishee bang

      Hey now, if I get the urge to park in a handicapped spot, I just bring along my mother or father.

      Then I can do it. Legally.

      YSACL – I can only imagine the passiveaggressiveness on the windshield. If it was me they would have to go thru the carwash to get rid of my “note”.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 10:21 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.9   djr

      Have never; would never.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 11:00 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.10   aaa

      *never parks in handicap spots but has parked in the “Go Family!” spots because there’s a difference between making sure your building is accessible to everyone and pandering to your target customers*

      *is also sure that nobody gave a rat’s ass about her fuck you to the shopping industrial complex (ZOMG CONSPIRACY), but she knew, which, y’know, is all that matters (Really. I matter. Right.)*

      *is going to go look for chemtrails and Jesuses in tree bark*

      Feb 18, 2009 at 11:05 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.11   Lorelie

      *has never parked in a handicapped spot*

      *has never parked in a parent/child or maternity spot, even when she had her kids with her or was knocked up*

      *HAS undeservedly parked in the “General Officer” parking space on military posts. And enjoyed every second.*

      Feb 18, 2009 at 3:18 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.12   Bunnee

      Can I have a cookie? I had to borrow my Mom’s car last week while mine was in the shop. She has handicapped license plates and I didn’t park in a handicapped spot all week! I am such an ANGEL!

      ok….it was mainly because I forgot about the plates, but I’m still an ANGEL!

      Feb 18, 2009 at 6:00 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.13   Lorelie

      *considers handing over a Thin Mint. Offers one of those peanut butter ones instead*

      Feb 18, 2009 at 8:58 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.14   Mishee

      I don’t blame you. I wouldn’t give up my Thin Mints either.

      Wait…it’s time already???

      I haven’t seen any of those little pushers yet this year at the store… where in the hell can I get my Girl Scout Cookies dammit?????

      Feb 19, 2009 at 9:29 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.15   Lorelie

      My cookies were delivered to my office. My pusher loves me.

      Or wait, maybe that means she really hates me and my BMI. Hmm.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 11:41 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.16   Ti O bang

      I made a thin mint crust cheese cake last night. it was awesome… did I say was? Yeah it is gone as. of . right . now .
      *gulp*
      :grin:

      Feb 19, 2009 at 11:45 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.17   Mishee bang

      *furiously texts BFF whose little sister is a girl scout*

      I hope its not too late to order!!!!!

      Feb 19, 2009 at 11:52 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.18   Lorelie

      Holy damn, that was cruel, Ti O.

      *sobs with jealousy*

      Feb 19, 2009 at 12:29 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.19   Ti O bang

      I promise I will make you one and I will deliver it to you riding on a stallion with my hair and kilt flowing in the wind. :wink: :lol:

      Feb 19, 2009 at 1:00 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.20   Lorelie

      I write romance. Not Braveheart fanfic. *g*

      Feb 19, 2009 at 1:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.21   Ti O bang

      :shock: oop sorry just trying to be funny and failing. :oops:

      Feb 19, 2009 at 1:35 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.22   Lorelie

      Don’t worry, you’re fine. I lean much more towards agressive than PA. You’d know if you pissed me off. :D

      Feb 19, 2009 at 2:18 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.23   NapalmNacey

      No, I’ve never, ever parked in a disabled parking space. Or let someone that I was getting a lift from.

      I have however, been in my sister’s car when she’s trying to park her van, in which she is driving her severely disabled son.

      What you and some other people on here fail to understand is that laughing about other people being discriminated against is NOT FUNNY. It’s like people putting up animated GIFs specifically designed to trigger epilepsy. It’s fucking stupid and really douchey.

      Learn the mechanics of humour, damn it. You’re failing at it.

      Feb 25, 2009 at 12:53 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.24   Canthz_B bang

      Yeah, NN, I don’t know SHIT about discrimination.
      Luckily, my people have always been treated with the utmost respect. :???:

      Learn the dynamics of humor, damn it. You’re failing at it.

      Feb 25, 2009 at 1:15 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   Wade bang

    This is the perfect PA thread.

    The notewriter is correct, but laughably incapable of expressing it.

    The object of the note is incorrect, thus allowing the indignant to (humorlessly) vent about the act (and those who joke about it) and not the note itself.

    And getting off scot free are the designers and builders of the apartment complex, whose decision to attach inadequate parking created this situation in the first place.

    It is a thing of beauty.

    Feb 18, 2009 at 6:42 am   rating: 46  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   teeg

      You forgot one element: how such a perfect note inevitably degenerates into vicious personal jibes, masquerading as “humour” and thinly justified as being appropriate because of the raison d’être of this site.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 7:21 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.2   Ariel

      QFT. Canthz, you’re a twat.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 7:53 am   rating: 32  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.3   Canthz_B bang

      I wish I were…I’d never leave home! :-P

      Get a grip, Ariel. You too, teeg…everything in your day doesn’t need to be taken seriously…Kill-joy!

      And you wonder why you’re never on the guest list?

      Feb 18, 2009 at 8:10 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.4   se

      You sure wouldn’t ever leave home without it..

      Feb 18, 2009 at 9:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.5   amy d bang

      Doesn’t ‘qft’ mean quoted for truth?

      *scratches head*

      Feb 18, 2009 at 9:43 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.6   Freca

      Bitching about lousy spacial planning = boring, and most likely the people whose fault it is will never read this thread. Besides, it’s obvious.

      Bitching about people who park in handicapped spots when they’re not handicapped = fun, and those people DO read this thread. And it’s clearly not obvious to everybody.

      Just because people aren’t getting blamed out loud doesn’t mean they’re not getting blamed at all. Try not assuming that commenters here are complete idiots.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 10:05 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.7   Mishee bang

      Hear hear Freca!

      Fighting on the internet=competing in the Special Olympics.

      Even if you win, you are still retarded.

      Hey! I wonder if they have handicapped parking at the Special Olympics?

      Feb 18, 2009 at 10:25 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.8   unfortunate names

      ugh. seriously, what is the point of being on the “right side” in the comments section of a website. get over yourself and keep not parking in the handicap spots, because if someone wants to park in that spot they are not going to stop because of interweb peer pressure.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 12:44 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.9   Commentator

      “because if someone wants to park in that spot they are not going to stop because of interweb peer pressure.”

      No, but they might stop after being towed and having to pay a substantial fine.

      Team TOW THE DAMNED CAR

      Feb 18, 2009 at 3:49 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.10   unfortunate names

      exactly my point, real world consequences not internet commentary.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 9:01 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   Elaine

    Funny note. “The occurance occured to me” is fucking priceless. And then again, the smiley face at the end.

    The submitter is wrong, though.

    Feb 18, 2009 at 6:58 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Vic Torey-Paughn (nsfw)

    The note’s hilarious. If she’d written “dude, srsly. parking in disabled space when you’re not disabled = uncool”, then fair enough, it wouldn’t be for PANotes. But that “all these occuances occurred to me due to necessary caution…” – what language *is* that?

    Feb 18, 2009 at 7:03 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   aaa

      I’m guessing somebody who got magically thrown back in time to the Victorian era for a few minutes but then promptly forgot how the Victorians spoke the second they got back to today.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 8:12 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.2   Bunnee

      It’s the same language that Mike Tyson speaks during interviews.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 11:33 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   T.U.M.

    That note makes me want to go back to school and get that Parker Penmanship certificate I never earned.

    Feb 18, 2009 at 8:23 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   A

    “I avoid parking in that handicapped spot at all costs.”

    Really? Then why did you get the note, Lara? Maybe you should have said “I avoid parking in that handicapped spot unless it’s the only spot left. Then I take it, because I, like everyone else in the apartment complex, feels it is my God-given right to drive a car instead of taking public transportation.” (Yes, I know the US as a whole doesn’t have good public transport. We’ll skip talking about the sense of entitlement there. But apartment complexes in rural areas tend to have a lot of parking spaces, whereas those in urban areas skimp on parking and generally charge residents extra for it. The fact that there aren’t enough parking spaces suggests that the designers were expecting some of the residents not to be asses.)

    At what cost do you avoid the parking spot? My guess would be about the cost of a the towing ticket you so richly deserve.

    Ps. Trying to work in the race card is so pre-2009.

    Feb 18, 2009 at 8:28 am   rating: 58  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   Wade bang

      See? Perfection! :mrgreen:

      Feb 18, 2009 at 9:29 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.2   Andy

      A, so are you saying if there’s no non-handicapped spots remaining, the appropriate course of action is to sell one’s car and take public transportation?

      Feb 18, 2009 at 10:18 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.3   anglophile bang

      I think you should just keep driving around the block until someone leaves.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 10:28 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.4   A

      Andy: No, I advocate getting rid of your car and taking public transport even when there are parking spaces available (provided there is public transport).

      Wade: I forgot to sign it ‘Love, A’

      Feb 18, 2009 at 10:28 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.5   anglophile bang

      A, you must be one of them there commie lib-rals. It’s people like you who are responsible for the failing economy of this great country. If you would just buy more shit, we wouldn’t have this problem.

      You’ll pry the steering wheel to my Hummer out of my cold, dead hands.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 10:38 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.6   Mishee bang

      Your hands aren’t that cold. I mean one of them should still be gripping that extra hot, half soy, half caf vanilla mocha latte, right?

      Oh wait. That’s in the cup holder.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 10:41 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.7   anglophile bang

      I always ask for extra-hot, just in case I spill it on myself and have a chance at a nice lawsuit.

      But it’s a half soy, half caf hazelnut mocha latte with extra whipped cream.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 10:50 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.8   unfortunate names

      well to your first point, she does live in texas and other than ATL the south has practically zero public transportation. and to your point on the race card, in most parts of texas that is still valid, even in 2009.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 12:45 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.9   Wade bang

      LOL, A ;)

      And it’s true about Texas having inadequate public transportation, especially Houston, the city that freeways built.

      My guess is that since Houston has no zoning laws, the builders put in just enough parking to sell the place and moved on.

      Oh wait. That’s not funny, is it Freca (24.6)? :mrgreen:

      Feb 18, 2009 at 12:53 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.10   MAMARILLA2 bang

      And It is sitting in a heated cup holder, yes?

      Feb 18, 2009 at 12:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.11   A

      Well, there’s the problem right there: she’s living in the south.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 1:17 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.12   A

      unfortunate names, while there may be racist people in Texas (and I’m sure there are), Lara has not convinced me that she’s not merely using this as an excuse to claim persecution.

      How does she know that nobody else has received a note? Does she lurk in the parking lot early every morning to see if the car parked in the handicap spot has gotten a note? Did she leave a note on everyone’s windshield asking them if they’d ever gotten a snarky note from the person in apartment 2B? Maybe she knocked on everyone’s door and asked? Or went to the note author and said, “Did you really put this note on the car because of my race?” and received the response “Hell, yeah!”? Perhaps the note author’s car has a decal of a confederate flag to counter Lara’s Egyptian one. Or maybe Lara’s just saying she’s the only one, without a shred of evidence.

      So, even assuming Lara is the only one who got this missive, there could be dozens of reasons other than race. It could be that the note writer, after seeing cars parked there repeatedly, finally snapped and left a note for the person who happened to be parked there that day. Or maybe the author just hates Lara because Lara has qualities which make her easy to hate.

      Point is, there’s no justification for claiming it’s racism. I once had a horrible teacher that everyone in the class disliked. When she became aware of this, she accused the class of being racist. There were three male students from her country, so she accused them of being sexist. The truth was, she was just a cunt.

      If we use Occam’s razor, there’s a very real possibility that Lara is just a spoiled brat with a false sense of entitlement.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 1:53 pm   rating: 30  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.13   unfortunate names

      A, I wasn’t saying that she was the victim of racism, I’m saying that your comment that using the race card is so pre-2009 is not right. So if you would have said that what you just commented I wouldn’t have paused a bit.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 9:04 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.14   A

      unfortunate names – I wrote that original postscript as a joke, because I think it’s silly how certain news sources have been writing as if the election of Obama meant an end to all racism. Of course it didn’t. I also went with it because it helped make my own note look more PA.

      When I post on PAN I’m not being entirely serious, and I don’t think most people are being serious.

      This note is way too serious.

      Feb 20, 2009 at 6:56 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   Girl Friday

    Does the note writer know how hard it is to remember to fake a limp every time you walk to/from your car?

    Feb 18, 2009 at 9:34 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   Bunnee

      No to mention hauling that prop wheelchair out of the trunk every damn time….What? Don’t tell me I’m the only one?!?! Well, there’s always crutches…..

      Feb 18, 2009 at 11:37 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   Annalee Flower Horne

    Yeah, that note’s atrociously-written, but the submitter is totally wrong here. The handicapped space cannot be “the only one available” because it’s not available to the able-bodied. Personally, I wouldn’t have bothered leaving a note–I’d have just called the tow truck. Every time I saw their car there. The submitter uses the word “entitled,” but I don’t think it means what they think it means. It means “having grounds to claim something.” When one is a part of a community that has agreed to a set of rules, and someone else has decided that those rules don’t apply to them, one does, in fact, have the grounds to call them on it.

    But since the signs over handicapped spaces read “for handicapped persons only,” not “for handicapped persons only, unless you can’t find another space and have decided you’re more worthy than all the other people who parked on the street because they couldn’t find another space either,” an able-bodied person does not actually have grounds to claim that space. In doing so, they’re acting entitled to something they aren’t actually entitled to.

    Feb 18, 2009 at 9:47 am   rating: 42  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   Mishee bang

      Fine.

      Ruin all our fun with your logic and making sense and bringing up a valid point and shit.

      I see how it is.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 10:07 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.2   Sirius bang

      And this is why I ♥ the Mishee!

      Feb 18, 2009 at 6:08 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #31   Heather

    LOL! It reminds me of my neighbor across the hall that routinely calls the cops on people parking in the handicapped parking spot that he has claimed as his own despite him not having tags either. =)

    Feb 18, 2009 at 10:01 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   lauren bang

    Wow, just wow, on both parties. I tend to agree that the extreme language abuse here is phony – from the three Es in seeen to the snarky “hope this helps” at the end, and also the bubble-like writing. I have a feeling someone that is learning English would have much better spelling and grammar than that (albeit much more limited).

    Fwiw, there is one designated handicap space where I live, and while it doesn’t have extra room on the side (for a van to unload a chair, etc.) it is next to the only ramp to the curb. The driver of the vehicle that always parks there is not handicapped, though – her son is, and she has to have some way to get him in and out of his wheelchair and in to the car.

    Feb 18, 2009 at 10:07 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Andy

    There’s this truly awesome “handicapped” guy that lives in my building. He has one of those handicapped signs hanging from his rear view mirror so he must be actually disabled, right? At the least I’m sure him parking there has nothing to do with the fact the spot is extra-wide making it much less likely that someone would open up their car door into his pimped out yet ultra handicap friendly Cadillac Escalade. I mean, don’t handicapped people normally want to climb up into high vehicles? Yeah, I thought so, too.

    I just love reliving the moment when I was crutching my ass into the building as he strolled along pointing out to his no more than 11 year old son a Mercedes parked next to him that “could really get you a lot of pussy.” Then, he turns to me to ask what happened to my foot to then quickly move onto the more important question of what pain killers I was prescribed and whether he could score some. When I asked him to hold the elevator door for me I was graciously presented with a compromise to hold said door in exchange for some codeine. At least he told me to enjoy my pain-killer filled evening while laughing and reiterating he’d be back for his share.

    I really hate that guy.

    Feb 18, 2009 at 10:11 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   Sirius bang

      Not as much as he hates gimps who won’t share their drugs.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 2:42 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.2   Heather

      I hear ya. Our “handicapped” guy has a “bad back” and spends his days four wheeling. I don’t know about you but if I had a bad back I don’t think I’d be jumping over hills all day long on a quad.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 7:52 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #34   ian in hamburg

    And I hope to hell they do tow the guy’s car away and hand it back to him as a crushed-up cube with a bill for the service. Then send in a photo to peoplewhodeserveit.com

    Feb 18, 2009 at 10:23 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #34.1   Phalange

      Yea, because that’s a response in proportion to parking in a handicapped spot when there’s absolutely nothing else available…douchenugget…

      Feb 18, 2009 at 2:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #35   Frankie bang

    Whoa Bitch Face.

    Feb 18, 2009 at 10:31 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #35.1   Frankie bang

      Come to Oklahoma where we sometimes put handicapped parking next to the building, but as far away from the actual door as possible. I think you all may have missed the point where this particular submitter said that there are, and I’ll speak slowly here for the mentally challenged, NNNOOOOOOO HAAAAAAAANDIIIICAAAAAAAAAPPED PEEEOPLE LIIIIVIIING IIIIIN THEEEEE BUIIIILDIIIIING. And that there were NOOOOOO OOOTHEEEEEER SPAAAACES AVAAAAAAILABLE. BTW residential parking is different than commercial parking in a lot of states/cities and as such are not always illegal or fined. (amazing that I should even have to explain that to you people.) Even if the submitter had parked in the handicapped spot while a space was open right next to it I’d say the same thing: The note writer is a B I T C H. The bitchiness of that note far outweighed the crime.

      PEACE

      Feb 18, 2009 at 11:05 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.2   Dudi

      Another one for the mentally challanged:

      A handicapped person might actually want to visit his friends and relatives from time to time in such a building. That is, in places other than Oklahoma, where the family locks ‘em up for shamin’ thar kin.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 11:23 am   rating: 32  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.3   Frankie bang

      Not so much. The handicapped here aren’t a bunch of whiners. They tend to be grateful for the things they do have in life. I’m in the bible belt remember?! Damn those christians and their willingness to make the best out of bad situations. We need more crybabies in the world screaming about how unfair everything is in their lives. Poor poor pitiful you.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 12:53 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.4   MAMARILLA2 bang

      I would venture a guess that Dudi does not live near the south and was perhaps raised by a band of CPAs.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 12:59 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.5   unfortunate names

      did you spell challenged that way for effect? Also, I’m not sure you should devalue people who are actually mentally impaired by using it as a dig on people who are not.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 12:59 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.6   Frankie bang

      By the way, I’ve parked in a handicap spot before.. on accident. And I could have gotten out of the ticket, but I felt so bad about parking there that I just went ahead and paid the 50 bucks. I have handicapped people in my family and I know how irritating it can be when the spots are all taken up by people who just couldn’t be bothered to walk the 20 extra steps. Funny thing is I usually get more upset by it than my handicapped grandfather. He generally lets it roll off his shoulders because (newsflash) life isn’t always fair. (amazing that the handicapped haven’t figured that out without your assistance right?) So maybe you should let them have their own voice instead of trying to be their champion. Trust me, they don’t want your fucking pity…

      Feb 18, 2009 at 1:04 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.7   mamason bang

      Why not? It’s not like they’ll notice.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 1:29 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.8   Liz

      A $50 ticket is a steal–you’re looking at a $250 fine where I live.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 1:35 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.9   Frankie bang

      Yeah, that was totally my point… :neutral:

      Feb 18, 2009 at 2:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.10   soup

      The submitter said she thought the note writer didn’t know of any handicapped people in the building, not that there were no handicapped people in the building. Come on, unless you are serious friends with everyone in the building, there is no way to be sure there are no handicapped people living there.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 8:37 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.11   agatha christie

      Hey Frankie, you’re in Oklahoma, too? I’ve only lived here since August, and there are plenty of backassward things I’ve noticed about the state, but putting handicapped parking far away from the doors is not one of them.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 12:10 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.12   Frankie bang

      Go to a Randy’s M&M, you’ll see it. It just looks really fucked up the first time you notice it. It’s the same way at a lot of the book stores here.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 10:53 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.13   Mishee bang

      *thanks the lord that she doesn’t have to live in Oklahoma*

      That would not be OK.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 10:59 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.14   Frankie bang

      I’d take care of you Mish. Me and my brother-dad would let you sleep in one of our trucks that don’t run and we could kill opossums together and fry em up family style for dinner. Then my Uncle-husband and I will start playing our banjos while you do a little jig for us. Then maybe , we can laugh and laugh while we watch the hypocritical ass hole trolls from PAN dance around while they take out and reinsert the corn cobs from their ass holes in their never ending plight of trying to yell at us about discriminating and stereotyping other people while trying to throw in strategic pot shots of their own that for some reason I can’t quite figure out are usually laden with discrimination and stereotypes….

      Feb 19, 2009 at 11:16 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.15   MAMARILLA2 bang

      opossum? Down here in Arkansas we say “possum” plain and simple…you forgot the squirrel stew Frankie. Ain’t a real southern to do without the squirrel stew.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 2:29 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.16   Mishee bang

      it doesn’t count if you are a mexican.

      you just say possum cause you are lazy.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 2:35 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.17   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Hey.. I’m southern….. Way south …I have a bag oranges I will sell you…si?
      no.. How about some Chicles.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 2:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.18   Frankie bang

      It all depends on whether we are having a gathering a shindig or a hootenanny Mama.
      A gathering is brie, mellow song stylings. A shindig has dip, less mellow song stylings, perhaps a large amount of malt beverage. And hootenanny, well, it’s chock full of hoot, just a little bit of nanny. And maybe some squirrel stew.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 2:46 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.19   MAMARILLA2 bang

      HootyHoo.

      I think I’m going to park here in the handicapped space because this lazy Mex don’t fell like walking the extra 15 feet.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 2:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.20   Frankie bang

      How far south are we talking here? Like where the weather reports sound like:

      Today’s forecast is going to be cloudy, overcast, with very low veesability. Eet’s a great day to cross a reever!

      Like that far south?

      Feb 19, 2009 at 2:57 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.21   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Si si…except My accent was never that good…..I’m much better with an Irish brogue. I AM… THE ANTI-MEX…

      Feb 19, 2009 at 3:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #36   TPS

    You ain’t got no limp, you ain’t no gimp.

    Feb 18, 2009 at 11:13 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #36.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      When you are done channeling Johnny Cochran, can’t we all just get along?

      Feb 18, 2009 at 2:44 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #37   mish

    I would take a red pen to that letter, correct all of the spelling/grammar/syntax errors and post it in the lobby of the building. I’d also stop parking in the the handicap spot. (but I’d feel intellectually superior…)

    Feb 18, 2009 at 11:41 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #37.1   Mishee bang

      well, with a name like “mish” you already have a head start on being intellectually superior.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 12:12 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #38   SanFran

    The woman I lease an office from does the same thing: only she does have a placard hung from her mirror. I think her handicap is not wanting to scuff up her expensive shoes with excess walking. I called and reported her offense to the DPT and I think they investigated and fined her, because it doesn’t happen now. Also, there is a housing place for the elderly nearby, and parking for them is very limited as it is, so she’s extra-bitch for that.

    Feb 18, 2009 at 11:57 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   Kate

    Since when do you need a limp to be disabled?

    I do understand the frustration with people illegally parking in handicapped spots. It’s pretty lazy.

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:16 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   Josh D

    I regularly park in a handicap spot while i get my cigarrettes and coffee before work.

    It is only 1 of 6 spots at a Tobacco Shop and Wine/Spirits State Store. It also is pretty much common practice in my suburbia town.

    Also IDK why they have the family spots at Wal*Mart. During a tour of duty there, I watched on three different occasions as parents let their infants fall face first to the concrete. They all were in those car seats that pop out and attach to the shopping carts. That should instantly negate any family parking privileges.

    Cheers!

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:30 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #40.1   Frustrated

      Although I agree with your comments on parents spots (it’s a choice to breed, and I fucking hate prams and think they should be banned!!!), you are a massive tool.

      First you admit to using the handicapped spot, then you qualify it by stating it’s to get your smokes and coffee.

      You suck at life and should probably kill yourself in a faster and more efficient way than smoking.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 6:51 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #41   secondsout bang

    Lara’s lucky that this note wasn’t found wrapped around a brick thrown through the windshield.

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:31 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   secondsout bang

    This happened at my brother’s dorm when he was in college. There was one handicapped spot for the dorm, and two people trying to use it. One was a girl with cerebral palsy. The other was some stoner who had injured her foot a while back, but was more or less recovered. Said stoner chick would continue to park in the handicapped spot, despite the girl with CP’s greater need. My brother, never shy with passive aggression, left a PA note that read, “marijuana addiction is not a handicap.” She got all huffy; he didn’t give a shit.

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:34 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #42.1   Meesh

      I disagree. If you’re smoking pot, you’re obviously mentally challenged.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 1:06 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #42.2   Sirius bang

      Agreed. Pot smokers never amount to anything, unless they go to the Olympics or run for President or something.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 12:08 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #42.3   Mishee bang

      hey now. Bush was a cokehead

      and Clinton didn’t inhale.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 12:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #42.4   Lorelie

      I thought it was more of a glug-glug issue. . .

      Feb 19, 2009 at 1:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #43   Liz

    The note writer has poor writing skills, but the courtesy of leaving a note instead of just calling the cops to have the car ticketed or towed is WAY above and beyond what I would’ve done. The recipient of the note should be grateful for the notice instead of a couple hundred dollar ticket and/or a car in the pokey.

    Feb 18, 2009 at 1:33 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   anglophile bang

    Why bother writing the note at all? Just key the car. Much higher satisfaction rate.

    Feb 18, 2009 at 1:49 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #45   Jinxy

    This is a very rare FAIL for the normally awesome PAN. No matter how P or A the note, the serial offender who is parking in the handicapped spot is always going to be in the wrong. You just can’t have sypathy for someone who whines abotu being called out for breaking the law. As noted above, we all break the law by speeding so no glass houses here, but if you continually break the law because it’s more convenient for you than obeying the law, have the grace not to piss and moan about getting snagged for it. The note writer could have had the submitter’s car towed many times and didn’t so, shut up and park farther away is my response.

    Feb 18, 2009 at 2:08 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #45.1   Koselara

      If it’s the normal kind of speeding we all do, there’s a difference. :) That kind can usually be done every day for decades without causing trouble for others, which is why police ignore it.

      Disabled folk routinely do normal things like visit friends & family, view possible new apartments, go to study meetings, go to a date’s place after a nice evening, get or give Craigslist/Freecycle items, etc. For the placard users, if there’s no accessible parking close enough, the trip is totally over. That’s why the spaces exist all over the place, and why (unlike speeding) the police don’t ignore violations.

      Feb 21, 2009 at 9:26 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #46   Phalange

    Maybe the submitter just thought that spot was parking for people with big asses?

    Feb 18, 2009 at 2:31 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   jess

    my fave… “occurrences occurred” hahah

    Feb 18, 2009 at 3:21 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   MW

    I fucking hate those occuring occurences! Verry annoying.

    Feb 18, 2009 at 3:29 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #49   RP

    If I were disabled I’d just park right behind anyone who’s in a handicapped spot without the decal.

    Feb 18, 2009 at 3:46 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #49.1   Lovey

      That’s what I do when people park in my assigned parking spot. They get all pissed, but I don’t know why. They’re the ones in MY spot, after all.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 6:42 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #49.2   Wade bang

      When someone parks in my assigned space, I just write a polite but pointed passive-aggressive note and leave it on their windshield. I’m surprised that one of them hasn’t shown up on this site. ;)

      Feb 19, 2009 at 6:49 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #50   floof

    The note writer is obviously mentally handicapped. She should get that spot!

    …Actually, judging from the degree of retardedness apparent in this note, she probably shouldn’t be operating a vehicle to begin with & should just stick to the special olympics training.

    Feb 18, 2009 at 4:27 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   Frustrated

    What a cock.

    Don’t use the excuse that there’s no other spots to cover up for your laziness. No wonder you Yanks are such lard arses. Walk a block.

    Be thankful you and your car are still in one piece.

    Feb 18, 2009 at 6:46 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #51.1   Canthz_B bang

      Yes…all Americans are overweight.
      I love that show on BBC America called You Are What You Eat…some of the most disgustingly obese people I’ve ever seen are featured, but I like the British accents.

      Of course…only Americans and Brits are obese…everyone else, everywhere else, has a perfectly healthy body.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 8:49 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #51.2   mamason bang

      I just have 2 words… dental care.

      Now what, bee-otch?

      Feb 21, 2009 at 4:47 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #51.3   Woman on the Verge bang

      mama, honey, just how much caffeine have you had today? ;)

      Feb 21, 2009 at 4:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #51.4   mamason bang

      W-w-w-aaaayyyyy t-t-t-ooooo mu-mu-much! :mrgreen:

      *twitch*

      Feb 21, 2009 at 6:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #51.5   TheOldSchool bang

      Obese Americans now outnumber overweight Americans for the first time in history.*

      * Harpers, (March, 2009).

      Feb 21, 2009 at 6:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #51.6   Frustrated

      Another stereotype of the US citizen played out to the letter.

      There are more countries in the world other than:

      The US/UK

      Any country you are currently at war with

      Get a few more stamps in your passports. Trolling the internet does not count as International travel.

      Feb 22, 2009 at 8:57 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #51.7   Canthz_B bang

      I bow to your wisdom, as you obviously know more about stereotyping Americans and about trolling the internet than I.

      Feb 23, 2009 at 12:20 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #52   Basiorana

    My building is impossible to enter if you are handicapped; there is a steep flight of stairs and you have to be able to hold a door open in each hand before walking up there. So there’s no way a handicapped person could ever even visit, unless they’re “handicapped” like secondsout’s stoner chick, and should be investigated. In fact, when my elderly aunt wanted to visit, I had to apologize and say she wouldn’t be able to get her walker up the stairs.

    And you know, despite this, and despite the COMPLETELY USELESS handicapped parking space, I have never seen anyone park in the handicapped parking. Because it’s wrong. And yes, there are nights when our lot is 100% full, and the overflow spots along the road are full, and people get towed for parking at the nearby Margarita’s. You know what? The handicapped spots are still open.

    So if we can put up with getting towed and/or walking through a neighborhood filled with crackheads and homeless people who are too violent to get into the homeless shelter across the street but still camp out nearby to visit their soup kitchen rather than parking in the useless, unneeded handicap parking, I really think the submitter has absolutely zero excuse here.

    Feb 18, 2009 at 6:56 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #52.1   choco

      Not everyone who qualifies for a handicapped placard has a walking/stairs related disability. Blind people qualify too.
      I agree with your comment though!

      Feb 18, 2009 at 8:28 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #52.2   Wade bang

      Wait. Blind people? Driving?

      (OK, OK. I know that someone could drive the blind person. But still… ;) )

      Feb 18, 2009 at 8:38 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #52.3   choco

      Yeah, I was surprised too at first, but blind people can use the placards on any car they are in (as a passenger hopefully, haha). My boyfriend has been blind basically all his life and did not know this until last year, but it’s true!

      Feb 18, 2009 at 8:54 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #52.4   Saysh bang

      I need to get me a blind boyfriend.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 1:30 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #52.5   Basiorana

      So… why does a blind person get a placard, anyway?What’s the logic there?

      I mean, the point is to prevent people from having to walk long distances to get in, right? A blind person can walk perfectly fine.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 10:52 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #52.6   Mishee bang

      re #52: wait.

      you live near a Margarita’s???

      Awesome.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 10:58 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #52.7   Canthz_B bang

      My best friend was legally blind (retinitis pigmentosa) and had a handicapped placard for his wife’s car. She used it even when she wasn’t transporting him.
      He used to laugh about it because he wondered why he needed one when he could walk just fine from or to anywhere.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 10:50 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #53   Ken

    People… listen to me. I am a 42 year old healthy looking guy. I park in the handicapped stall because I had a massive heart attack 10 months ago and do not have the strength to walk from A to B. I get the worst looks all the time… yes I have a placard. Not everyone who is handicapped is in a wheeelchair/limps/is 80 years old.

    Feb 18, 2009 at 7:57 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

    • #53.1   Woman on the Verge bang

      Well said, Ken. I think that those who have the right to park in the designated spaces should be certain that they have the appropriate parking permits.

      And those who don’t should park elsewhere… preferably near an English class.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 8:46 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #53.2   Bunnee

      I think this whole thing boils down to two types of people. Those who follow the “rules” and those who don’t and then expect the rules to bend for them (read: the entitled ones). Is your license tag expired? People who follow the rules get it renewed in time. People who DON’T follow the rules don’t get it renewed in time and then want out of it when they get fined for it. I know, there are exceptions to the rule, so to speak. I also think the ones who don’t follow the rules are the same people who pass a long line of traffic on the shoulder and then cut in at the last second, and I would like to run these people over with my car. Team just follow the rules, and we’ll all get along much better!

      Feb 19, 2009 at 12:29 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #54   Souls Were Fireflies

    The submitter is a d-bag and shouldn’t park in that spot. Maybe someone who is actually disabled will want to visit a friend in the apartment building. What then? What a selfish person.

    (I say this as a disabled person: you suck, anon submitter!)

    Feb 18, 2009 at 8:55 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #55   darunter

    i don’t drive, but i have used a wheelchair-accessible toilet when the queue outside the women’s was too long… until i started dating a man in a wheelchair, and realised how often he has to park in a really inaccessible spot, or wait too long to use the bathroom, because someone else thought ‘ahh, what are the chances of a handicapped person really needing it now…’. it sucks that people (yes, including me, once) are so selfish. so despite the appalling grammar, i’m with the note-writer on this one….

    Feb 18, 2009 at 9:38 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #55.1   anglophile bang

      All right, since you brought it up, I’ll bite. I think it is ridiculous to not use the handicapped stall if it is open. In the event of a handicapped person coming into the bathroom, they should get the handicapped stall next, in effect skipping to the front of the line, but I simply don’t see why it should be left open just in case. If another handicapped person were occupying the stall, they’d have to wait, wouldn’t they?

      Feb 18, 2009 at 9:47 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #55.2   darunter

      well, i see it as essentially the same thing as parking in a handicapped spot – you’re making life easier on yourself while making it more difficult for someone else (for whom life is already more difficult). true, there are fewer handicapped people around, so the chances of two needing the bathroom at the same time are lower… but there are usually fewer wheelchair-accessible bathrooms in the first place – so yes, they might have to wait for another handicapped person to use the same facility. that’s reasonable, but having to wait because a perfectly able-bodied person is using a facility purely out of laziness or impatience? that must grate. why do so many people who think that’s acceptable not use the toilets intended for the other gender instead? i think people should see handicapped toilets as off-limits to able-bodied people as the toilets for the opposite sex.

      taking into account too that many people in wheelchairs have bowel/bladder difficulties… it’s incredibly inconsiderate to use the handicapped stall. i guess that was my point – it’s illegal to park in a handicapped spot if you’re not handicapped, but it’s also just plain rude and selfish. but chances are if you don’t know someone in a wheelchair, you’re not really aware of how this kind of behavior adds up to affect them.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 1:24 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #55.3   anglophile bang

      How do you know I don’t have bowel/bladder problems?

      I repeat, unless there is an actual handicapped person there, it is ridiculous to leave a perfectly good stall empty. Ridiculous.

      And yes, I do in fact know someone in a wheelchair. And she does not expect people to wait to pee just in case she might come into the bathroom.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 6:23 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #55.4   Wade bang

      I guess this means I will have to stop using the restroom in Starbucks.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 6:32 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #55.5   Canthz_B bang

      I’m not going to shit on myself when there’s a perfectly good toilet available just because there’s a wheelchair stenciled on the door of the stall.
      I’m impatient like that.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 8:19 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #55.6   J

      I have used the toilets intended for the other gender! Of course men aren’t as bitchy about that as women are.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 9:00 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #55.7   Woman on the Verge bang

      I gotta weigh in here. Using the handicapped stall takes a matter of moments and then it is free. To leave it unoccupied seems silly, especially with a lineup of women waiting. After 3 kids, waiting isn’t a picnic… Parking in the handicapped space is generally something that is for longer than a few moments…

      Anyway, I agree with ‘glo. A handicapped person can skip to the head of the line when the stall is free.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 9:58 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #55.8   Basiorana

      Yeah, I’ll have to disagree about the stalls, as long as a handicapped person jumps to the head of the line. After all, they are usually not actually “handicapped” stalls as much as “handicapped or diaper-changing” stalls, designed for the handicapped or for parents. What’s more, many places have only one toilet, a handicapped one. Should I have to go home to use the toilet?

      If you park in a spot, you’re there for HOURS, usually, or at least a significant amount of time. A toilet doesn’t take that long, and it is usually an emergency, unlike running in for your ho-hos or not wanting to walk a few blocks. One probably shouldn’t use it to defecate, which takes longer, but it makes sense to keep it filled when all other stalls are taken unless there is a handicapped person who is looking to use it, considering that unlike the spots, they are specifically NOT reserved for handicapped persons, but simply accessible for them. This is like saying, well, you can’t walk up the ramps to get into the building, those are for handicapped people! Or, you can’t use the lower handicap-accessible water fountains, those are for handicapped people!

      There’s a reason why it’s against the law to park in a handicapped spot, but not against the law to use the handicapped-accessible toilet, and in many places, it IS illegal to go into the bathroom belonging to the opposite sex (and for a man going into the ladies’ room, a potential sex crime). Simply put, because one is reasonable (expecting you to walk a little more to guarantee that someone who is unable to walk will not have to, and waiving your fine if you were running in in an emergency) and one is not (expecting you to shit your pants while there is a perfectly good stall free to guarantee someone who is perfectly capable of waiting just as much as a non-handicapped person will not have to be treated like a normal person).

      Also, lots of people have bowel/bladder difficulties that are not in wheelchairs. They have to wait too. Being handicapped does not make you special. It does make you equal, which is why you will be guaranteed equal access to the facilities you might not be able to access otherwise.

      Using the bathroom is not an issue of “impatience,” it is an issue of necessity. You are using the handicapped stall not because you are lazy, but because it’s there and you really, really have to pee.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 11:12 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #55.9   Mishee bang

      Fuck it then! I will just go use the shower like everyone else.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 11:32 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #55.10   oh really

      As someone who is in fact disabled but not in a wheelchair but does need to use the handicap stall (I tend to have a difficulty getting out of seats, which would include the good old toilet, so I need the bars to assist me), I have no problem with people using the handicap stall when the bathroom is full and it’s the stall that’s open. Hey, it’s a bathroom, they’re not going to be in there forever, I can wait. And when I’ve been in lines in bathrooms, and I’ve been towards the front, I’ve made my needs known to the people around me in line and I’ve never had anyone have issue with letting me take the handicap stall when it next comes open (and I’ve also stood and waited, waving people ahead of me when it’s not open yet when I hit the front of the line).

      What I HATE, and seems to be a growing trend (around here anyway), are people in public places who decide that the bathroom is the only quiet place to have a cellphone conversation and that the handicap stall is their phonebooth, because it’s the roomier stall and they have room to stand in there and lean against a wall and talk, apparently. (I’ve even seen people sitting on the floor in the handicap stall talking on the phone, which, you could not PAY me to sit on the floor of a public bathroom.) Taking up the handicap stall for a phone conversation is ignorant beyond belief.

      Just to clarify regarding the first part of my post–I definitely do not do the old “well, they don’t look like they needed the handicap stall, they’re walking just fine” judgement on people when they come out of it when it’s not a full bathroom. Since I don’t have a wheelchair and I’m relatively young, I get that thrown at me a lot. I’ve been in there and come out when someone was waiting to use it after me, and gotten the dirty looks from them because I didn’t “look” like I needed to use it. No one knows what my health situation is if they don’t know me. And I don’t know what someone else’s health situation is by looking at them. I do know that there are people who use it because they like having more room in there. What they need all that room for, I have no idea. Pee and leave, people. Or, you know, crap and leave, whatever you’ve got to do. Side note on the whole bathroom issue: If you hover and you pee all over the seat while doing so, then wipe up your own damn pee. No one else should have to clean your urine up off the seat.

      Feb 21, 2009 at 12:14 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #55.11   mamason bang

      I use the handicapped stall because I am so hugely obese that I can’t get out of a “normal” sized stall once I’m in. The last time I used a non-handicapped stall I had to yell and scream for help and wait for the maintenance department to come and remove the stall door from it’s hinges. If only it had swung out instead of in we all could have been spared some embarrassment.

      Feb 21, 2009 at 4:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #55.12   TheOldSchool bang

      Post-embarrassment sex must be extra-intense.

      I wish I could experience what embarrassment feels like, so I, too, could partake in the turbo-charged-coital shenanigans that are sure to follow.

      I have a hunch that it’s kinda like being at an orgy where all the participants are hot, and you’re all just floating in space.

      Viewed from afar, most people would think the floating orgy was merely a singular shape-shifting, orgasmic organism.org.

      It is what it is.

      Feb 21, 2009 at 5:44 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #55.13   KatieMB bang

      There’s a difference between parking in a handicap parking spot vs using a handicap bathroom stall when one is not handicapped. It is illegal to park in a handicap parking spot, it is not illegal to use a handicap bathroom stall. Legalities aside, courtesy and respect regarding the use of the handicap bathoom stall is imperative (obviously).

      Mar 15, 2009 at 9:47 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #56   Wade bang

    OK boys and girls. Wanna put your money where your mouth is? In Houston, there is a city program that allows you, after a background check and some training, to serve as a handicapped parking enforcement volunteer.

    Instead of bitchin’, pitch in!

    :mrgreen:

    Feb 18, 2009 at 9:57 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #56.1   anglophile bang

      I’d like to volunteer, Wade, but that would conflict with my need to just bitch about stuff instead of doing something to change things.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 10:06 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.2   Canthz_B bang

      That’s a great program. If everyone here whose world is turned upside down by a parking violation volunteers, this heinous offense will soon be a thing of the past.
      Then they can be let loose on jaywalkers, the true menace to our society! :-P

      Feb 18, 2009 at 10:12 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.3   anglophile bang

      Once again, you are just plain wrong, Canthz_B.

      The true menace to our society is people who don’t tip their waiters!

      Feb 18, 2009 at 10:15 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.4   Canthz_B bang

      Or put the lid down before flushing…

      Feb 18, 2009 at 11:12 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.5   TheOldSchool bang

      Now they’re rolling out their own private army of volunteer vigilante mercenaries.

      These gimpy bastards are as cunning as they are conniving.

      What’s next? Mandating that cities install ramps at crosswalks, so they can have smoother glides?

      They’re playing us like a cheap deck of cards.

      Q. And when the game is over, guess where those cards are going to be?

      A. Clipped to the spokes of their electric scooter-chairs.

      Yet some of you pinhead PANheads are still baffled as to why clothes pin sales are at an all-time high.

      Don’t come crying to me when your backs are permanently disfigured by wheelchair treads, because by that time I’ll probably be pretending to be deaf, and I’ll act as if I can’t hear you.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 3:51 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.6   A

      I’d enjoy handing out tickets for issues which are low priority for the police department (people who don’t clean up after their dogs, people who smoke in non-smoking areas, etc) but not if I’d have to move to Houston to do it.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 9:10 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.7   matt bang

      Volunteer? ha!
      Willing Volunteers required:
      After a background criminal check and ‘training’, we require you to be abused, spat at, and assaulted with no pay. In addition, your volunteer service will be the subject of extensive performance reviews. In the event that you are hospitalised as a result of your volunteer work, you are required to pay your own medical expenses. Volunteers needing more than 1 days hospital stay are legaly liable to the government for work time lost. Penalties include a 250,000 fine and/or life inprisonment.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 10:37 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #57   T

    Anyone who parks in a handicap spot who isn’t handicapped is an asshole. End of story. You don’t need to be VISIBLY handicapped (for instance, my friend has fibromyalgia and has chronic muscle pain which is, obviously, not immediately noticeable. Of course she doesn’t drive. But I digress..), but you have to be physically disabled in some way shape or form. Otherwise, yes, you are an asshole.

    Feb 19, 2009 at 2:10 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #58   GrammarDude

    Apparently reading for content is so passe! Pay attention, folks! The note did not so cops would be called NOR imply that parking there is illegal. By ‘complex’ I take this to mean a private company which has their own policy. Since when does criminal law govern private parking policies?

    Are you ninny posters (who are mounting your Tow-It high horses) nutjobs? Of course situations can always be solved by someone acting with self-righteous certainty! W had the strength of his ‘moral’ convictions behind him when he decided to invade Iraq. How did that work out?

    Private lot rules often amount to a suggestion, and are certainly NOT LAWS, AFAIK. Isn’t this Texas, where even having the government make sure you’re not mixing rats and birds in with your peanut butter is optional?

    Feb 19, 2009 at 2:42 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #58.1   emily

      To answer your question, private company or not, law DOES govern who can park in a handicapped spot. I refer you to my coworker, who was doing catch-up work on a Sunday, the business was CLOSED, and she was one of only 4 employees working, none of whom had any disability. She parked in the handicapped spot and was still ticketed by a volunteer enforcer, and a judge held the ticket as valid.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 12:02 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #58.2   oh really

      If she was one of only four people there, why would she need to park in the handicap spot instead of a among the other three cars in the regular spots? It’s not like she would have had to park out in the back of the lot if there were only 3 other people there. So, I’m not getting the thought process of “I’ll park in the handicap spot then!” instead of parking four spots away (if there is only one row of parking). It’s still illegal, just like speeding on an expressway when there aren’t any other cars around me is still illegal. (Trust me, done it and been ticketed by a cop who pulled on from the exit ramp as I passed him, and I deserved it.)

      Feb 21, 2009 at 12:37 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #58.3   mamason bang

      Private property lots do have the authority to have your vehicle towed if you are not following the rules.

      Feb 21, 2009 at 5:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #59   Etni

    The submitter deserves to have his/her car towed.

    Feb 19, 2009 at 3:59 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #60   Entitled

    Sorry, but how wrong can you all be? The question here isn’t whether she was right to park in the spot, or whether the person was right to write the note.

    Why the f*ck is there a special spot for people who are born with physical or mental deformities?

    For a collection of people who complain about despising special treatment, there’s no better way to single them out than giving them a special place to park.

    Ever heard of the survival of the fittest? All we’re breeding is generation after generation of cripples. If you’re handicapped and you can make it anyway, then you survive, and that’s fine. If you’re handicapped and you can’t make it to the store, you find another way to get what you need, or you die out.

    Everything everyone else has said is irrelevant – Handicapped spots are just a bullsh*t way of everyone absolving their guilt about forcing handicapped people to live their lives the whole way through, because we don’t have the balls to say ‘Okay, you probably shouldn’t be alive, because your life will be infinitely harder than a normal person’.

    Seriously, if anyone had the balls to just finish these problems before they started, we’d have a better gene pool, a better society, and nobody would have their panties in a twist because someone parked in a handicapped spot.

    Feb 19, 2009 at 5:24 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #60.1   darunter

      …umm, what about people who acquired a disability (i.e. not hereditary)?

      Feb 19, 2009 at 5:32 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #60.2   Entitled

      Aquired in what way? Aquired as in ‘was hit by a car’? That’s what the settlement money is for, to make the rest of their life easier – If you get two million dollars because your legs don’t work anymore, something tells me you can manage to work out a way to get yourself around and where you want to go without some bullsh*t parking space.

      This again boils down to two simple points –

      If you’re handicapped because of someone else, it should be their responsibility, either monetarily, or physically, to ensure you can live out the rest of your life in relative comfort.

      If you’re handicapped because of your own stupidity, carelessness or any other personal fault, and you can’t stay alive on your own, then we can do without you.

      End of.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 6:35 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #60.3   Saysh bang

      Someone forgot their happy pills this morning….

      Feb 19, 2009 at 6:45 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #60.4   Canthz_B bang

      Wow, Entitled.
      The rest of us were just making light of what we know to be a bad situation.
      You, on the other hand, are a heartless SOB.

      Have a nice day, and don’t accidentally injure yourself crossing a street and call out for assistance. Someone may just leave you sprawled out in traffic because it’s time to thin the herd of the infirm. :roll:

      Feb 19, 2009 at 8:14 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #60.5   Entitled

      Actually, I lost both my legs below the knee at 23, Canthz, and I dragged myself off the street with my arms about 3 seconds later.

      It wasn’t my fault and there was no money to be had because he was an uninsured joyrider – But if I hadn’t thought to pull myself out of the street, the pursuing cop cars would have killed me.

      I resent the implication that I need your assistance and goodwill to survive. People who need assistance to survive should be allowed to die in dignity.

      So suck it up and grow a pair – I’m telling you as a handicapped person, or as a CRIPPLE, which is what I am even with the politically correct bullsh*t, that if I didn’t have the strength of mind and body to remove myself from that street that I should have died.

      And I do not require a handicapped spot just so I can wallow in self pity about how much harder it is for me than all you babies.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 9:58 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #60.6   Mishee bang

      Cripple…. (If I may call you “Cripple”?)

      If I am not mistaken one of the other reasons for handicapped parking, if you don’t include the fact that it is close to the door, is because they provide you with spaces that have space next to them so you can get out your wheelchair and lug your broken ass over to the accessible part of the curb that they lowered JUST FOR YOU.

      Well, I guess you don’t have that problem. You can just flop out of the car and drag yourself to the curb since apparently you have superior upper body strength.

      so shut the fuck up you whiner. you can’t have it both ways.

      (and does anyone else realize how perfectly ironic it is that “cripple” happened to go through the exact same experience that Canthz_B pointed out???)

      Feb 19, 2009 at 10:14 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #60.7   Ti O bang

      I smell bullshit and reverse whining, beating on the chest look at me I am so brave nonsense. Go write a novel or better a romance novel and fuck off.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 10:45 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #60.8   Woman on the Verge bang

      Ooooh… Ti O… now you’re talking. Entitled has all the elements of a Harlequin Romance! Young man cut down at his prime, fighting against all odds to shed the horrible label of cripple… all the while “entitled” to our pity. He will meet and woo a woman only to find that she is the sister of the guy who hit him with a car. Star crossed romance will ensue resulting in hot cripple sex… Okay, this is disgusting even me.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 10:59 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #60.9   Basiorana

      Because they, unlike us, are unable to walk an extra block to get to say, a store, and if there was no spot there, they would not have access to the store? It is allowing them access to the same things everyone else has access to. Most people who need a handicapped spot are perfectly capable of being productive members of society; they work, pay their taxes, support their families, and do not wish to die in dignity, because they are currently occupied with living in dignity. Two million dollars isn’t worth shit if you can’t go anywhere, and you can’t get your two million dollars if the drunk driver who hit you died on impact. And non-genetic birth defects are no one’s fault and hurt no one.

      We all should have the right to die in dignity when we want to. How that turned into either “all people who can’t walk want to die” or “let’s kill the cripples so we don’t have to give them a parking space” I don’t know. Hint: It would be a lot harder to engage in the massive genocide you suggest than to just give them the parking space, moral issues aside. Setting aside a parking space is cheap, easy, and solves the problem very nicely.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 11:35 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #60.10   Mishee bang

      I remember someone who wanted to kill a bunch of people cause they were “different” and after reading this thread, I realize that he most likely wanted all their parking spaces for himself also!

      His name was Hitler.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 11:43 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #60.11   anglophile bang

      Wow, it took quite a while for Godwin’s Law to kick in! ;)

      Feb 19, 2009 at 12:11 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #60.12   Mishee bang

      Let’s just hope kerry got the memo anglo.

      We are in serious need of a new note.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 12:16 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #60.13   Sirius bang

      Actually, while the Hitler comparison is usually inappropriate, in this case it seems to fit.

      Actually, I don’t think Entitled is a Nazi, but rather a Libertarian. However, he (always a he) seems to not be posting anymore, which can only mean that the World of Warcraft server has come back online.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 12:27 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #60.14   Canthz_B bang

      You mean there were police sirens and a car chase and you stayed in the street?

      Brilliant!!!

      Was it caught on camera? I’d love to see that!

      Just because you’re legless, doesn’t mean you cannot be heartless as well. We try to treat the handicapped equally these days, and you are an SOB whether you have legs or not.
      What? Did you think telling that tale would make me get all weepy and feel bad about what I said?

      Dream on.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 9:08 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #60.15   Souls Were Fireflies

      Deformities? I’m disabled, not deformed. Your language gives away your prejudice.

      Feb 19, 2009 at 9:29 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #60.16   TheOldSchool bang

      CB,

      Re: 60.14. Perhaps Entitled had military music playing loudly in his headphones.

      All the time.

      So loudly that it affected his ability to think, even well before the peculiar accident.

      I wonder how tall he is.

      If I were him, I’d invest in slinky-like spring-coiled shoes.

      Boiiing….Boiinnng.

      Look who just dropped in!

      Entitled.

      There he goes! Bye-bye!

      Feb 19, 2009 at 10:37 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #60.17   Canthz_B bang

      GO GO GADGET LEGS!!!

      Feb 19, 2009 at 11:03 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #60.18   oh really

      Something tells me Entitled is still a little edgy over that bakery refusing to put his kid’s name on his birthday cake a few months ago.

      Feb 21, 2009 at 12:41 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #60.19   Matdredalia bang

      Seig Heil, Fuhrer Hitler! If that survival of the fittest BS holds true, then how in the hell did your ancestors survive long enough to spread the stupidity, bigotry, and dickhead genes to you?

      Mar 15, 2009 at 6:22 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #61   fantasy bang

    JEEZE LOUISE!

    This note has been like singing

    “If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.”

    With a one armed woman!

    Feb 19, 2009 at 1:08 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #62   Kierkegaard

    … seems pretty apparent to me that the submitter just wrote this note to herself and made up this story to get it on PAN so she could come here, with two screen names, spout a bunch of bullshit, and feel all special for getting attention on a website.

    I say this never happened. Good fiction, though.

    Hope this helps.

    Feb 19, 2009 at 4:51 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #63   Gimpy

    I have MS and I’m gimpy most of the time – I started using a cane for balance and people stopped giving me stink-eye when I sit in the handicapped seats on the bus.

    Those handicapped spots are important – I might be fine to get myself in and out of a store and such, but have you ever tried to carry grocery bags while gimpy AND walking with a cane? Not very much fun. I’m not even coordinated enough anymore to be able to poke people with my cane. I keep missing and looking even gimpier.

    Team Asshole-who-parks-in-handicap spots should just stop and be glad they’re not a gimp.

    Feb 19, 2009 at 10:03 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #64   Lynn

    I couldn’t care less about it being against the law. My uncle is in a wheelchair and if he chose to come visit me and some lazy douchebag was in the HP spot, I would have no guilt about getting the car towed. You have two healthy, capable legs. Use them. Asshole.

    Feb 20, 2009 at 4:03 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #65   Mark

    The person who wrote this is an idiot but like many people have pointed out is right. Parking in a handicapped spot is horrible, selfish, should include a massive fine, and volunteering with the handicapped. it might seem extreme but an old friend of mine (we lost touch when i moved) was in a wheel chair. Those of us that can walk can park on the street and walk, I bet the lady who got this note needs some more exercise anyway. Quit being lazy and walk people

    Feb 20, 2009 at 5:44 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #66   Dayna

    I have only ever come to lurk and read the funny notes, but I had to throw in my two cents on this one.
    My father is a quad and has been in a wheelchair since he was 16. Handicapped spots don’t exist as “perks” to the disabled, but because they are genuinely needed. My father needs the space to open his door widely in order to fit his wheelchair up to and transfer into his vehicle. It’s a legitimate need. People who park in handicapped spots are selfish and thoughtless. If you have an issue with available parking at your complex, speak with your super. It’s never acceptable to park in a handicapped spot- you just look like a douchebag.

    Feb 21, 2009 at 2:58 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #67   Canthz_B bang

    Wow. Amazing.

    While it goes without saying that parking in a handicapped spot without proper authorization is illegal, inconsiderate and just plain wrong…people just keep on saying it.

    Feb 21, 2009 at 5:18 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #67.1   Canthz_B bang

      When does 2 + 2 = 2?

      When your 2¢ has already been put in.

      Feb 21, 2009 at 6:08 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #67.2   anglophile bang

      Did you know that servers in the United States are not paid minimum wage? They depend on tips to live, so you should always tip!

      Oh, wait. Wrong thread. Sorry about that. Carry on, people, carry on!

      Feb 21, 2009 at 6:44 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #67.3   aaa

      Did you know that fecal mist will fly throughout your house and through your body and onto your toothbrush if you don’t close the toilet lid before you flush? How are waiters going to get paid less than minimum wage is they’re full of microscopic poo particles?

      Feb 21, 2009 at 2:22 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #68   HairySwede

    I feel entitled enough to say that the anonymous submitter sucks.

    Feb 21, 2009 at 10:50 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #69   Neeners bang

    May I use the spot on the days I have a limp?

    Feb 22, 2009 at 2:21 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #70   NapalmNacey

    See, the note is hilarious but Lara is completely in the wrong. I love a good bit of inappropriate disability humour. My nephew has cerebral palsy and we make jokes about it all the time. Case in point : when we were kids, we put Johnny in a movie as someone who’d been abducted by aliens and the aliens fucked him up so he couldn’t walk anymore. Lesson: When the humour involves the disabled person and doesn’t discriminate against them, then it’s funny!

    When it results in disabled people being both disadvantaged and possibly injured due to your asshattedness, then it’s not!

    Jesus. Comedy isn’t that hard to master, man.

    Feb 25, 2009 at 12:59 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #70.1   Canthz_B bang

      No one has been disadvantaged or injured by my “asshatted” comments, nor have they been discriminated against because of it.
      Why then do you call me a “dick”, an “assface” and misquote me, when you say yourself:“Lesson: When the humour involves the disabled person and doesn’t discriminate against them, then it’s funny!”??

      I love it when people contradict themselves…so much less work for me. ;-)

      Feb 25, 2009 at 1:30 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #70.2   Canthz_B bang

      *because of them*…edit fail! :lol:

      Feb 25, 2009 at 1:37 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #70.3   Canthz_B bang

      Seems to me that if you “put Johnny in a movie” rather than having Johnny participate in a movie, he was only involved because you involved him. You used your disabled nephew in order to film a joke…and I’m an ass?

      Hell, I make this shit up…you actually did that shit!!!.

      Feb 25, 2009 at 1:46 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #71   Kristin

    The note was actually pretty nice (other than the grammar). I’d rather have a note than a towed car. Of course, I’m not a big enough asshole to park in handicapped spots anyway.

    Feb 25, 2009 at 1:58 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #72   Sinthe

    I don’t care what the submitter’s excuse is: do not park in a handi-capped spot unless you are, in fact, handi-capped and have a permit/license plate. There are people who actually NEED that spot. Be happy that you got a note instead of a towed car, you lazy jerk.

    Feb 27, 2009 at 3:30 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #73   MAMARILLA2 bang

    Let’s all say it together now…Handi-capable!

    Feb 27, 2009 at 4:08 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #74   Ich

    If you’re going to key the car, at least scratch the shape of the handicapped logo.

    Mar 1, 2009 at 2:50 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #75   JD

    google “invisible disability”

    not all physical disabilities are evident at all times by looking at a person

    Mar 2, 2009 at 7:20 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #75.1   Matdredalia bang

      I will totally agree with you on the fact there are invisible disabilities and at first, that’s what I thought this note was going to be about.

      But the submitter isn’t disabled, nor does she even try to claim she is.

      And the note-writer even said that it was the lack of tag/plate that was the foremost issue. She mentioned the limp thing, I believe, as basically saying “You don’t have the paperwork, you don’t look disabled, what in the hell do you think you’re doing?”

      The submitter is just a self-righteous brat who thinks she’s entitled to the handicap spot.

      Mar 15, 2009 at 5:59 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #76   sonja

    As a disabled reader, I think your poster is a douche. I’ve left plenty of not-so-polite notes like this one in my time, but if this person had run into my (able-bodied) twin sister, that car would have been TOWED. Period. And that asshole could have submitted his $300 ticket and his impound stub instead.

    Mar 7, 2009 at 7:07 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #77   Yelena bang

    An occurrence occurred to her, huh.

    Mar 12, 2009 at 3:42 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #78   Matdredalia bang

    I gotta’ say, people like the note-writer make me smile. Her grammar and spelling may not be the best, but her intentions are.

    I’m disabled, and while my disability is (on most days) invisible, I can barely, and I do mean barely, walk for more than about 30 feet before my legs will quite literally drop out from under me. I should, probably, be in a wheelchair at this point, but I prefer to use my own two legs as I possibly can, even if it does cause me a great deal of pain. As such, I have pretty much zero sympathy for someone who will take the handicap spot when they are completely able-bodied.

    If it is well and truly the only spot, then it sounds to me like the real problem isn’t the note writer. It’s with A) the building owner who isn’t providing enough parking spots per apartment, or B) her neighbors for taking up more slots than they are allotted per apartment.

    Either way, the should be grateful the note writer, an occupant in the building who is disabled, or somebody else hasn’t called the police.

    And as far as I’m concerned, the fact that she submitted the note here is, in my mind, proof that she’s just a selfish twit. If, in my able bodied days, I had parked in the handicapped spot so many times one of my neighbors was threatening to call the cops on me, I would have been ashamed and embarassed. Not showing the note around and acting like it’s writer was somehow in the wrong for calling me out on my crappy behavior.

    I’m sorry, but the submitter is a spoiled brat.

    Mar 15, 2009 at 6:09 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #79   andi

    I always want to ask if their handicap is mental.

    Apr 3, 2009 at 3:35 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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