What Is Your Handicap?

I was at a Panera Bread the other day and a woman sauntered into the store and asked for 18 sliced bagels. She got the bagels and walked to her car that was parked in a handicap spot. She walked fine, talked fine, and seemed to have no issue whatsoever, it made me think “What’s your handicap?”



I really wanted to confront her, that selfish woman parked in a handicap spot appeared to have no issues at all, I really wanted to muster up the courage to approach her and ask about her handicap to verify that she deserved the little handicap decal that hung from her rear view mirror.  The handicap decal that hangs from the mirror is the least official, I doubt those the most as they are transferable and they’re temporary in many cases, I would never bug someone with the handicap license plate.



As I contemplated the upside and downside of approaching the woman and asking her handicap, the downside scenario seemed to outweigh the positive, here are the scenarios:



Here’s the Upside.



Me: Excuse me, I noticed you’re parked in a handicap spot and walk perfectly fine, can you please let me know your condition so I can verify that you really still need your hanging decal pass.

Handicap Lady: I’m sorry, it is from an operation I got 2 years ago and I still use it, I should really put it away, I won’t use it again.



Here’s the Downside.

 

Me:
Excuse me, I noticed you’re parked in a handicap spot and walk perfectly
fine, can you please let me know your condition so I can verify that
you really still need your hanging decal pass.

Handicap Lady: I have terminal cancer.



In the downside scenario, I could be made out to be a little bit of a jerk, but someone needs to crack down on this handicap fraudsters. So, I think it makes sense to fight fire with fire, have handicapped people patrol parking lots to crack down on these people. That way in the downside scenario after the person says “I have terminal cancer” the handicap task force member could say, “Oh, I am paralyzed. Well, have a good day.” There’s probably at least 3 handicapped parking spots in every parking lot in America & there’s hundreds of thousands of businesses, that’s like a million handicapped spots around the nation and who’s monitoring them? It’s like the wild west people! Let’s organize and address this important issue.



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