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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.

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.

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' :-|

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

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!!

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.

Mersey

Mersey Report 1 Apr 2013 23:07

All I will say on the matter is never presume

>>>>>>>>>im off

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.

Eeyore13

Eeyore13 Report 1 Apr 2013 23:11

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

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!

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?

Eeyore13

Eeyore13 Report 1 Apr 2013 23:18

'cash point cripplies' :-D

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

Wend

Wend Report 1 Apr 2013 23:21

A lesson to us all never to judge.

Mersey

Mersey Report 1 Apr 2013 23:22

We have Chipshop Cripplies too :-D ;-)

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? :-|

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 1 Apr 2013 23:40

Ways of assessing cripply levels when I was young was helping the elderly across the road, helping the blind similarly in days when you saw very few guide dogs and giving up your seat on the bus.

The "elderly" were often younger than I am now, so I expect I would fit into one of those levels. I am pretty sure I could get a card if I wanted one. But am equally sure some of us entitled to cards would not suffer too much if we parked at far end of car park and showed a bit of sympathy for those who really need a bit more help.

Tesco car park was pretty empty, Errol. So we could all park close to store today. Nobody was parked in any of the disabled bays that I can remember - except your pushy friend who I (and those with me) felt on balance did not need to park there..

Mersey

Mersey Report 1 Apr 2013 23:42

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 1 Apr 2013 23:45

my lovely OH had a blue badge for the last few months of his life - he looked absolutely fine - no outward signs at all that he was close to death - never ever judge someone using a blue badge - they may be just like him

PollyinBrum

PollyinBrum Report 2 Apr 2013 10:25

Oh dear John I have only just caught up with this thread. I really do not like your description "Cripply levels" it is so inappropriate and degrading towards disabled people. I have to say you do use some very offensive terminology, Please think for a moment of the impact they may have before you post your thoughts and commments.

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 2 Apr 2013 10:44

Normally I'd be outraged at privately employed car clampers, except for the one occassion at a shopping mall.

A large 4 x 4 was parked in a disabled bay.
It wasn't >>>displaying a blue badge.<<<<
Serves them right to come back to a clamped vehicle

The bays in this particular mall are larger than the average, the size of the vehicle v the normal bay width was not an excuse.

Surely the point of John's observation were that there didn't appear to be a Blue Badge on display?

As for wayward trolley -
Of the 3 supermarkets we use, 2 have coin operated trolleys.
The third one tends to have their trollies returned to the correct place, although I must admit to doing a quick sort out if different sizes have been launched in any old how!

At least one employee who collects the trollies has Asbergers, which is on the Autism spectrum. As I knew him while he was at school, he said that he prefered that to being put on the Till as he had less contact with the general public.