ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Wednesday’s 98.3 TRY Social Dilemma asks you if you should only use the handicap spot if you have the handicap sign.
As some of you know, I suffer from an illness that requires me to have a disabled parking permit. I’ve had it for years and never had a problem with it. Because my illness is a catching illness, it means that I don’t always need to park in a disabled spot. So when I feel well enough to walk further, I park in a regular spot. So the other day I went to the grocery store and parked in a normal spot, which was actually as close as a handicapped spot, but just in another row. As I got out of my car, an older man came over and started yelling at me. He told me that if I had a handicap sign, I would have to park in the disabled spaces and leave the other spaces for everyone. I always thought I was doing the right thing, that I didn’t use the handicap spot when I was having a good day, leaving it open to someone who might need it more than I did. But am I doing the opposite … taking a regular seat from someone who could use it? I’m just trying to do the right thing here.
What do you think is the right thing? Should I always use the handicap seat even if I’m having a good day, or do I have to take a regular seat when I can bear to walk a little more?
Please help me out and let me know on the TRY Facebook page.