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To Park or Not To Park

Posted Aug 25 2008 3:15pm
It seems parking spaces are capable of generating a high level of emotion. When it comes to the subject of handicap parking, intensity increases.

Think about popular TV programs, the barometer of social rules, using parking as episode fodder.

  • An episode of Coach was about the women teams coaches' remote parking versus the men teams coaches'close parking in the cold, sloppy Minnesota winters.
  • Then, on Seinfeld , Georgeblocked New York City traffic for hours over a coveted space.
  • The deacon on Amen (Sherman Hemsley) marked his space with a sign reading, "Don't even think about parking here."
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm had Larry outraged over a handicap parker whose disability was stuttering.
  • And then there was House whose conflict was between two disabled people -- cane vs. chair.
I'm sure there are more, but these get the idea across. Parking spaces have a way of agitating our blood pressure,especially when it comes to handicap parking.

I submitted a question this subject to Yahoo! Answers : If you are not disabled, should you be able to park in a handicap space for just a few minutes?

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