11 thoughts on “SUV-CHALLENGED”

  1. My wife drives a Prius two miles to work. They yanked my license for having a seizure (since CA law requires the ER to fax the DMV upon your arrival, and you become a pedestrian immediately unlike a DUI where they require a series of violations because of the powerful drunkard lobby).

    I really enjoyed that $4 per gallon period. I loved listening to all the whining from SUV owners, SUV sellers, and news commentators. I was pissed when low prices returned and they all went back to sleep. They say it’s only a matter of time before $4+/gal comes back, but I was hoping to get it for Christmas.

  2. Byron: “And then there are people who are overweight, shouldnt they have a spot at the other side of the parking lot as far from the door as possible?

    And as my friend tells me, the handicapped spots for people who use electric wheelchairs should be right next to the overweight section.”
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    Don’t be a grinch. Many overweight people have illness’ that prevent them from breathing properly or/and other heart/circulatory problems that make walking a long distance unmanageable and downright dangerous.

    Wheelchairs both manual and scooter type often require some prep and getting out of the car or getting someone out of a car seat into one can be a big, time consuming labor; try doing that in the rain and then getting across the parking lot.

    Some people do abuse the use of a placard or plate and I think often about breaking out their windows for taking up prime real estate 🙂 The authorization from a doctor is required for the state to issue placards so who am I to quibble with a medical determination about someone else?

  3. First of all, there is such a thing as a compact suv. A quick bing came up with this from U.S News ( http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/rankings/Affordable-Compact-SUVs/ ). If you look it up you’ll see mpg as high as 32mpg. This picture clearly has, as near as I can tell, mostly compact suvs.

    Second, haveing a handicap parking permit doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have a life. I have a neighbor with knees in such bad shape, he can barely walk from his house to his car. He parks his car in a handicapped spot at the golf course and uses a cart with friends who make sure that he gets to the tee and can enjoy his game.

  4. Too many people abuse the handicap spaces, mostly people who borrow grandma or grandpa’s tag. Or older people that look as spry as a spring chicken, they spring out of their cars like a “Jack in the Box” and sprint to the door. They need a tag about as much as Michael Jordon needs a toupe.

    And then there are people who are overweight, shouldnt they have a spot at the other side of the parking lot as far from the door as possible?

    And as my friend tells me, the handicapped spots for people who use electric wheelchairs should be right next to the overweight section.

  5. Regarding JT’s last comment above, I’ve always found it amusing to see the large number of properly stickered cars in the handicapped spaces at golf courses.

    As for the photo, my wife never fails to give me a ration of grief if I try to park my Camry in one of those spaces marked for compacts. Perhaps she’ll cut me some slack after seeing this picture. I doubt it.

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