We people take our lives for granted and tend to be disabled when we are not. I wouldn’t want to claim being handicapped when I’m not. I would feel as though I’m jinxing myself. However, to get a closer parking space, I used to think about it.
I watch people every day at grocery stores, shopping malls, etc., parking in handicap parking spaces, get out of their cars — seemingly to be in good health — put a handicap sticker on their vehicle mirror, and walk with no limp, no walking chair, no nothing. They have taken up space for someone that is truly handicapped.
Where are the cops to see this, to issue these inconsiderate people tickets?
Parking a little ways from the mall won’t hurt you at all. Besides, of the people I see doing this, some are obese and some are just plain lazy — but they will walk a mile to see a Redskins game. I don’t know about you, but I am thankful I don’t need a handicap sticker, and to the perpetrators, you should be as well.
I think stickers should only apply to people who can’t walk at all, and for those who can walk just a little, don’t give it to them. You are hindering their health to do better. Make them walk so they won’t be dependent; that probably will cut out a whole lot of stickers being issued out to these perpetrators.
The world today is just relying on everything that is quick and easy — quick weight loss, hair weave, fast food, carryouts — nobody wants to put forth an effort on anything anymore.
Be thankful that you can walk on your own, because when I see people that are less fortunate than myself, I give thanks to the Almighty, because that very same person who I am looking at could have very well been me.
Renee Ferebee, Temple Hills