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  1. #1
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    Default Someone parked illegally in a handicap spot, I handled it protouring style

    Hard to believe but I'm handicapped at the young age of 31 from Chronic pain from chronic pancreatitis. I have a intrathecal pain implant and everything. Typically I park in normal parking if there's a spot but this particular place always has screwy parking. I draw some interesting looks pulling up in a loud camaro, but you can never judge a book by its cover I guess...

    I went to get some coffee and there were no spots available. I noticed this guy parked illegally in the one handicap spot without a placard so I did what comes naturally.






    I took my time and took the dog to the dog park and enjoyed my coffee. The manager laughed and told me he'd make sure I didn't get towed.


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    Some people just dont care. Glad you made lemonade from lemons though!


    Sweet car BTW!

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    Your my hero!
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    Woot!!
    Life is Better Spent in the Garage
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    With a sister-in-law who is profoundly handicapped and wheelchair bound, I think you from the bottom of my heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by absintheisfun View Post
    Your my hero!
    Mine too. I have a friend who is in a wheel chair and has a van with a lift. Seems everywhere we go all the hanicapped spots are taken especially the van accessible ones. For some reason seems like everyone has a placard and 99% don't seem to have anything visibly wrong with them. Best one is a guy jumping out a massively raised up 4x4, that takes off jogging.

    Been thinking about having some bumpers stickers made up that read "Stupid, fat and/or ugly isn't a handicap, gtfo of the handicapped spots."

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    Thats awesome..great job !!!
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    it doesn't seem so hard to be able to get a placard, but OTOH, not everyone's handicap is easily noticed.
    some places seem to have TOO many handi-spots, like home depot and lowes! like 8 or 10 spots, and usually only 1 or 2 taken.
    Keith C.

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    You Rock, I totaly support what you did. I recently lost an uncle to cancer that needed to park in handicap spot.He became so week he had to walk with a walker. When it's someone close to you it makes you realize even more the purpose & importance of the handicap parking.
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    I think it's cool that the manager said that

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    Kudos!
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    That is great... Cant wait to see the pro-touring christmas tree picture.

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    Good for you! I like that attitude
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    i would have floor jacked him out to the middle of the street....the priceless look on their faces when they come out.
    Is the bimmer is parked in the walkway?
    nice job rogue.
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    If that was me I don't even think I would be mad because your car is so cool. I'll admit at 2am running to wallyworld or the grochery store I would park in handycap spots but 9 times out of 10 i was one of about 15 cars in the lot and i was in and out in less than 10 min.

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    So, was the tool waiting when you got back? Nice job BTW!
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    Sometimes it's not easy to tell who needs the space and who doesn't. I once saw a guy come out of the store and get into his truck parked in a handicap spot while waiting in the car. I hopped out of my car and asked why he thought it was OK to park in a handicap spot? He looked a little uncomfortable and then said "I have a tag, but I didn't put it on the Mirror". It turns out that he had a health issue that wasn't apparent. I felt like a giant A-hole, but the coolest thing was that he actually said "thanks for looking out for us" and gave me a big smile. I still call people on it once in a while, but I am a little more careful about it.
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    I have a placard because of a relatively destroyed knee, but I think I've used it twice since I got it. Good lookin out for those who really need it!
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    You da man! This beer's for you!

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