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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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Holllie Greene

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Hi,

I have had a H/C parking placard for the longest time.  A few days ago my husband was kind enough to take me to the hair salon to have my hair trimmed.  I like this salon because the H/C space is so close to the entrance.  I was crestfallen when there was a van already in the space so we turned the car around to scout the lot.  There was a space away from the salon so we went back up to the salon and my husband dropped me off then went to park the car.  I mentioned something to the gal who always works on my hair about the van in the H/C spot and how there was not a placard or "DV" on the plates.  End of story?  Hell no, turns out another Stylist owned the van and parked there so HER KIDS COULD HAVE BETTER WI FI FROM THE TATTOO PARLOR that is next to the salon.  Screw the handicapped (Veteran or not) appears to be that chick's mind set.  Since I am a "semi-regular" at the tattoo parlor, no, just kidding, at the salon, the cops were not called.

Anyway, just another day in paradise.

 

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Hollie, there is no reason to comment on the ignorance of some people. If that stylist did in fact say that, she also wouldn't get it if you called her out. The saying goes "you can't teach stupid!"

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As I get older I have less patients, I think I would have told the owner I will start taking my business elsewhere. If the van should not have been parked there then they need to move it. I have two issues (old age I guess). First no H/C or DV indication then move your vehicle, 2nd kids are not supposed to be left in vehicles without parents in the vehicle. I have no respect for those who abuse disabled parking. JMO

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Hi, to tell the owner would be useless.  Best idea is to take my business elsewhere.  The H/C placard is both a blessing and a curse.  I have had random people question me about the placard, one unforgettable time an elderly woman (in her 80's I would say) threatened me with a slap.  The whole scene ended with the woman's daughter apologizing profusely to me as I said I was going to call the police.

Please note I had my cane with me when all of that went down.  The cane is to help me with mobility.

I believe a lot of the guff I receive is because I do not fit a person's personal definition of being disabled.  MS has many invisible symptoms.

Any fellow Veteran on this board (who has MS) will tell you the same thing about the invisible symptoms.

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Hollie, I know all about invisible disability.  Other than 35 extra pounds I look like a healthy individual.  I try not to get upset with people who abuse the handicap spots.  Close to what GBArmy said I say "you can't fix stupid".  I once almost started a disturbance when I asked a man if he was mentally handicaped.  He did not like my humor.  :rolleyes:

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