Handicapped parking

Slate‘s “Dear Prudence” answers a letter from someone in a category I’ve been thinking about for years: people who do need handicapped parking spaces, but who look like they do not need them. 


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  1. cymast

     /  April 28, 2009

    Wow, that would suck, being lectured about not being handicapped when you actually are handicapped.

  2. acilius

     /  April 28, 2009

    Yes, it would be horrible. He has a limited amount of lung capacity- if he uses it up explaining to his condition to people he’ll be in real trouble.

  3. cymast

     /  April 28, 2009

    I imagine you could have some flyers ready to hand out explaining your condition, but I also imagine that could rile the parking spot monitors even more.

  4. acilius

     /  April 28, 2009

    I was thinking flyers, or maybe a card like profoundly deaf people often carry to give to strangers who get upset with them for not talking. Those cards seem to do a pretty good job of shutting people up.

  5. cymast

     /  April 28, 2009

    Or he could carry a cane if he just wanted to be left alone.

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