First - most of my travel is by bike or bus. I use my old car only when there is no other way or the weather is terrible. I bring this issue up because I am pissed off at the abuse by lazy, fat SOBs of a system that is supposed to help people who truly need help.
I was visiting my elderly grandfather. He is feeble and NEEDS to use a car and handicapped pass. We went to a store at a mall and tried to park in a handicapped spot. There were none available. All the spaces were full.
I did not watch everyone at that time, but have watched enough "handicapped" people to know what what most likely the case. Nearly all the spaces were taken by FATTIES. They put up their little blue signs, squeeze out of the cars, then waddle into the store. Then they plop themselves into the one of the electric fatty caddies the store provides. I think these carts are intended for truly handicapped people, but most of the time they are used by FATTIES who are too damn lazy to walk.
Has anyone ever watched who gets many of the parking places downtown? FATTIES! They park free, any time and where ever they want to. What the fuck? No meters. No time limits.
Most of these fatties are not diseased. They simply eat too damn much and exercise too little. It is a matter of impulse control, one of the things you are supposed to learn at about age 5. They do not deserve special treatment and it pisses me off that they get it and those who need it are being crowded out. If obesity is a "disease" to be accomodated, then why not other problems of impulse control like shoplifting, indecent exposure, rape, child molesting, etc? Maybe there should be special store check out lines and unsecured exits where diseased shoplifters can leave without being stopped. How about a special section of school playgrounds where sickos can whack their peckers in front of the children?