What criteria do you use when choosing a venue for lunch? Cost? Convenience? Ambiance?
WelI, I often go out to lunch with my friend who has severe mobility difficulties and our main criteria is “where the hell do we find a place to park that doesn’t involve a fifty yard walk (on crutches) over loose gravel, stairs or wet surfaces. But, I hear you say, surely there are designated parking spaces for people with mobility difficulties. HA! Yes, there often are, often in the most inaccessible area of the car park, yards away from the entrance and they are usually full. HERE COMES THE RANT…why are some lucky people so selfish? the other day we arrived outside a large public building and approached the designated space, only to see a youngish man with apparently functional legs,park his car in it and then RUN to the main entrance. Now, I know that not all disabilities are visible or immediately apparent, but this was too much. I marched into the building and asked if everyone using the disability bays really needed them, sure enough, after a couple of phone calls, two persons sheepishly removed their vehicles to other parts of the car park. This happens all the time.
I feel like carrying a bag full of stickers like these around with me.