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Eeyore13

Eeyore13 Report 1 Apr 2013 23:31

I find "the glare" quite amusing...especially as sometimes it comes from a neighbouring parked up Blue Badger.

Oh to be such a better person as to judge others...maybe they should bring in "crippile" levels? :-|

Mersey

Mersey Report 1 Apr 2013 23:22

We have Chipshop Cripplies too :-D ;-)

Wend

Wend Report 1 Apr 2013 23:21

A lesson to us all never to judge.

Eeyore13

Eeyore13 Report 1 Apr 2013 23:18

'cash point cripplies' :-D

we have "newsagent cripplies" here, running in for a paper!

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 1 Apr 2013 23:15

why do you doubt any disabled person would want that space today?
Or is that another of your sweeping ill-thought statements?

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 1 Apr 2013 23:14

My daughter has MS as many of you know, she won't even apply for DLA let alone a blue badge cos she feels it would be giving in to her illness. I wish she would!!

Anyway, what really gets up my nose is the 'cash point cripplies' who are obviously unable to park their car anywhere other than a disabled bay in order not to wear themselves out by walking to the hole in the wall. No badge...no shame!

Eeyore13

Eeyore13 Report 1 Apr 2013 23:11

Or if you do presume & are wrong at least apologise (being optimistic!)

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 1 Apr 2013 23:11

This thread was begun by somebody who is in the category you mention. A person fully entitled to park close to a store and fully entitled to not be jostled by the able-bodied.

I have made some observations. Trying to support what he said. I may have been wrong about this man tonight. But I don't think so and I would bet a lot of money that he was able-bodied and selfish.

We have had threads on here about people glaring at someone who looks 100% fit but has an entitlement to a parking bay etc. I know people do get upset. I don't usually. I didn't really this afternoon. I doubt anyone disabled wanted his parking space today.

Mersey

Mersey Report 1 Apr 2013 23:07

All I will say on the matter is never presume

>>>>>>>>>im off

SueMaid

SueMaid Report 1 Apr 2013 23:07

Maggie - my friend was employed until last year when she retired. She worked part-time but that was usually a 32 hour week. She just ignores people's comments now. I noticed a young man getting some bags out of the back of his car which was parked in a child friendly bay. Someone made comment to him and he pointed out his wife waiting nearby who was stood with a toddler and a set of baby twins. The person was a little red-faced but didn't apologise.

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 1 Apr 2013 23:02

Sue, I have a nephew with MS (and is also employed).
Anyone passes comment on him - I'm afraid he tells them EXACTLY where to get off!!

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 1 Apr 2013 23:00

He will not Wend because of biggotry
Sadly some people just see the first thing in front of their eyes and have neither the brain capacity not the intelligence to actually see

Wend

Wend Report 1 Apr 2013 22:58

I hope John takes the points, but sadly I have my reservations. :-(

As he's pointed out several times in the past 'It's all water off a duck's back' :-|

SueMaid

SueMaid Report 1 Apr 2013 22:57

I have a friend who has MS. She has many good days and a lot of bad days. On her bad days - they can hit without warning - she needs crutches. On her good days she can outwalk me. She has a disabled sticker for her car. She uses it when she needs it. There are times when she is in pain but looks able-bodied to anyone who doesn't know her. She has had people speak very rudely to her at times but she no longer feels she has to explain herself to anyone.

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 1 Apr 2013 22:57

My sister had a disabled badge on her car for a year.
It wasn't for her, it was for my brother in law.
He had good days & bad days. Nothing wrong with his legs, he was naturally thin, sometimes he could walk perfectly well for a while, then get really tired.
My sister only had that badge for a year -- the year my brother in law spent dying of mesothelioma.

No doubt he was 'judged' as he got out of the car.

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 1 Apr 2013 22:51

Maggie thank you for that = precisely the point I was trying to make

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 1 Apr 2013 22:48

When daughter was at uni, they went on a field trip and stayed in a hostel. After a long climb up various mountains and across rough ground (geology students) they retired to the hostel.
James was given the top bunk.
It was only when he got on the top bunk and removed his leg that they realised he had a false one!!!

Yet James is entitled to disabled parking.......

Maybe he shouldn't be - he's young.
Maybe he has good days & bad days.
Maybe he's trying to be a benefit cheat
Maybe he didn't really lose his leg to cancer aged 8.

I know James. But it's not my place to judge him.

Maybe I follow the wrong religion....

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 1 Apr 2013 20:59

I was certainly not wasting my time goading - do not flatter yourself.
However I was trying to point out that just because a person can walk or run does not mean they are not disabled and people that think like that come across as very bigoted indeed.
Would it not be better to be open minded?

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 1 Apr 2013 20:53

For goodness sake. I can see you are trying to goad me, Errol. I was with my family and we all formed exactly the same opinion about this driver.

So would you if you had been with me. Not going to play this game any more of saying something I have seen and formed an opinion about and then having it boringly and forensically analysed. Busy bee. Things to do.

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 1 Apr 2013 20:48

lol Lolly
John did you know him well?
If not how on earth can you make a judgment?
Or are you possessed with divine rights that supercede all earthly things so that you can make an assessment but the rest of us cannot?
Incidentally, I hope when you said fgs you were not calling upon the lord in vain!