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To Go With Our Subtitle

Posted by Chelsey on November 2, 2007

Dear Carly,

Blue parking spaces. The main actual benefit to having a disability, yes?

Then why doesn’t the rest of the world realize this? On Halloween night I went out with some friends. We had my permit (of course), and thus we used it. When my friend’s boyfriend commented that “he needed to get himself one of those” he didn’t understand why I said I’d kill him if he did (that wouldn’t work very well, really, he’s large.)

Okay, so, I can walk. Lots of people with permits can’t, and there are days when I can’t either. When even the handicapped spots seem far away from the door. And then Sonya left it in Eric’s car. So we didn’t have it at the mall today. And that’s not cool.

My favorite thing, though, is when I’m with my friends and one of them hops out of the car first and everyone around us looks at them, and then back to the permit hanging on the windshield, and then back at them. And then I get out.

I also hate when people who don’t have a disability, are not picking up anyone with a disability or anything of the sort pull into a space and are surprised when I leave them a note that says: “where’s your permit?”

I mean, really. What do they think, that we just park in them because we’re lazy? Please.

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