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    Belittled for parking in a hc spot

    I was belittled for parking in a hc spot
    My husband and I both served in the Army. I am ab but my husband has a L4 sci and bilateral akas (above knee amputations) received on our last deployment. My husband had an appointment at the hospital and the drop off zone was in use. I parked in a hc spot and let my husband out of the van. I walked him into his appointment, it was right inside and the reason why I wanted to use the drop off zone. I walked back out to the van and was yelled at by a man in a wheelchair. When I explained that my husband was in a wheelchair and I had just dropped him off, he scoffed at me and said you are still in a hc spot, then rolled away. I felt bad, but what else am I supposed to do?

    If I am faced with something like this again how should I handle it?

    Thank you.

    #2
    get h/c plates.

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      #3
      You should have a HC placard and/or plates. Your husband's doctor can sign a form and you get your placard.
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      Thanks!

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        #4
        Originally posted by Kmatayka View Post
        If I am faced with something like this again how should I handle it?
        After you say you just dropped off your husband, if the heckler still continues say, "Bite me." Do not listen to another word, get in the van and drive away.
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          #5
          Get plates/placard.
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            #6
            Originally posted by Kmatayka View Post
            I was belittled for parking in a hc spot
            My husband and I both served in the Army. I am ab but my husband has a L4 sci and bilateral akas (above knee amputations) received on our last deployment. My husband had an appointment at the hospital and the drop off zone was in use. I parked in a hc spot and let my husband out of the van. I walked him into his appointment, it was right inside and the reason why I wanted to use the drop off zone. I walked back out to the van and was yelled at by a man in a wheelchair. When I explained that my husband was in a wheelchair and I had just dropped him off, he scoffed at me and said you are still in a hc spot, then rolled away. I felt bad, but what else am I supposed to do?

            If I am faced with something like this again how should I handle it?

            Thank you.
            Next time you may want to thank the person first for pointing out this injustice or wrongdoing. Maybe add that there should be more individuals speaking out. Then explain your circumstances. Throw kudos his or her way.
            The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom
            --General George Patton

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              #7
              Get Disabled VA plates Kmat. You've both earned it. Smile, you could have a husband with that bad of an attitude.

              Welcome Home!!

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                #8
                Placard is on it's way. It has to be mailed to me. We are not currently in our state.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
                  Get Disabled VA plates Kmat. You've both earned it. Smile, you could have a husband with that bad of an attitude.

                  Welcome Home!!
                  Thank you!

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                    #10
                    I think I am the only one I know of who was attacked by a rabid nutter for NOT using the HC spot. He saw my placard and at the time I was feeling pretty good (I am a walking quad) so I parked in the spot next to the HC spot.

                    The guy went nuts screaming in the parking lot and attracting a lot of attention making people circle the wagons around me. I started laughing and it just made him madder and madder. He was spitting and yelling incoherently.

                    You just never know. People are nuts. We will neve be able to do anything right for some people. Let it go.
                    Anything worth doing, is worth doing to excess

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                      #11
                      thanks for the tip skippy. I simply LOVE infuriating people like that. You demented bastard, you made him have to use his legs and walk from further out in the lot. lol

                      you can only please half of the people half of the time. The other 75% can lick pouch.

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                        #12
                        I still get yelled at now and then, but rarely use and HC spot if there is any other spaces. it is very obvious that I a cant walk far, and that it takes a lot of time effort.

                        some people cant wait to yell at you for using one. just make sure your plaqard is displayed, or you have a proper HC plate and you dont have to worry.

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                          #13
                          If I drop my husband off at the door and am going to come around to pick him I park in a non HC spot. I end up doing this a lot when there are not van accessible spots.
                          This spring we went to a home improvement store to buy plants and soil. By the time we were done he was tired and waited with the stuff we bought at the lawn and garden pick up door. I walked out to the van carrying a bulb in a tiny bag and was so worried someone would say to me.

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                            #14
                            There's no easy answer to the parking frustrations.......does'nt seem to matter where you live. My biggest irritation is seeing the family out using a disabled family member placard, and they are no where to be found. But the young mom...friend...and kids are all taking advantage of the "close up" parking.

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                              [QUOTE=Kmatayka;1396842]I was belittled for parking in a hc spot
                              My husband and I both served in the Army. I am ab but my husband has a L4 sci and bilateral akas (above knee amputations) received on our last deployment. My husband had an appointment at the hospital and the drop off zone was in use. I parked in a hc spot and let my husband out of the van. I walked him into his appointment, it was right inside and the reason why I wanted to use the drop off zone. I walked back out to the van and was yelled at by a man in a wheelchair. When I explained that my husband was in a wheelchair and I had just dropped him off, he scoffed at me and said you are still in a hc spot, then rolled away. I felt bad, but what else am I supposed to do?

                              If I am faced with something like this again how should I handle it?

                              Thank you.[/QUOTE
                              Check w/the Veterans Service organizations in your area. There should be a Veterans Handicapped license plate available. I have them on my van and pay a lot less per year for the registration on my van. I'm in Florida and my license plate for the rear has a big red wheelchair symbol on it w/a number in red and the background of the plate is white and trimmed in blue and red. My front plate has white back ground also with big red wheelchair sympbol and trimmed in blue and red as well. At the bottom of both plates it has the letters dmv for disabled military veteran.

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