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Old 05-10-2015, 06:41 AM
 
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I only started hearing about fibromyalgia in the last 20 years or so. I've met some people who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and the way I understand it, people who have it feel a more intense sense of pain than people who don't have fibromyalgia. I think some people have a higher toleration of pain than other people, even though the pain is equally intense for each person. I think that fibromyalgia is something that doctors came up with so they can give a diagnosis for people who have a low tolerance for pain, and then they can prescribe them some medication just to keep them out of their office.








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Not a made up diagnosis, this is real when one suffers from this, one could have good days and bad days.
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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I'm sure they could track the jerk down with the fingerprints left on the note.
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:26 AM
 
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If there's a handicapped sticker on the car, other people should mind their own business, maybe?
Not if they're not handicapped. I can't tell you how many times I see people park in handicapped spots that aren't handicapped. One of these days I will go off on them. My mom requires a handicapped spot & every time I see some lazy app POS park in one of those spots, it makes my blood boil.
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:31 AM
 
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Not if they're not handicapped. I can't tell you how many times I see people park in handicapped spots that aren't handicapped. One of these days I will go off on them. My mom requires a handicapped spot & every time I see some lazy app POS park in one of those spots, it makes my blood boil.
How exactly do you know they aren't handicapped? Many handicaps are not visible. Or perhaps, like my situation I posted earlier, they are providing transportation for someone who is handicapped who is not with the car at the moment that you see it. It's not you're place to "go off" on anyone based on your ASSumptions.
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:35 AM
 
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How exactly do you know they aren't handicapped? Many handicaps are not visible. Or perhaps, like my situation I posted earlier, they are providing transportation for someone who is handicapped who is not with the car at the moment that you see it. It's not you're place to "go off" on anyone based on your ASSumptions.
Sure I can, end of story.
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:38 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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This is not the first story of this kind. There are all sorts of medical issues that can't be seen by the casual observer. Heart arrhythmia, early stage MS or Parkinsons, orthopedic issues that don't require a cane or walker, but can be problematic with too much walking. Anyone observing someone with a handicap tag or sign should just be glad they don't have a medical condition that can benefit by a shorter walk. Those that leave notes like these on others' vehicles are still operating at the emotional level of a childish brat.
Obvs nobody read the actual article (especially from the York Press itself) which stated that the driver was NOT displaying her disabled badge.

I'd have left a note on her car too. Not one calling her fat & ugly, mind you, but a rather peeved one nonetheless.
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:43 AM
 
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Obvs nobody read the actual article (especially from the York Press itself) which stated that the driver was NOT displaying her disabled badge.

I'd have left a note on her car too. Not one calling her fat & ugly, mind you, but a rather peeved one nonetheless.
Did YOU read the actual article? It wasn't required.
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:46 AM
 
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Sure I can, end of story.
Not your place. End of story.
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:47 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Did YOU read the actual article? It wasn't required.
Yes, I did. However, it's just as douchey to park in a handicapped spot without a proper badge in the UK as it is here.

While we're on the subject, are you aware of those stupid "expectant mother" reserved spots? Personally, I hate them...if a pregnant woman is truly disabled by her pregnancy, she can get a handicapped sticker. But I digress.

There's no law forbidding me to park there. No legal right to tow my car if I do park there. Nothing would actually happen to me (from a civil/legal standpoint) if I chose to park in one of those spots.

However, since I'm not pregnant (and also not a snowflake or an a-hole) I do not use those spots. I also do not want to come out to some pregnant snowflake keying my car or slashing my tires for parking in her special snowflake "I got knocked up" spot.

So I just don't.

This woman HAD a badge. She should have displayed it.
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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Don't get me started on the whole fat people in the motorized carts. I scrapped it out with some fat lady over one when my mother and I went grocery shopping. She was on oxygen with lung cancer and couldn't walk far at all. She needed that cart, the fat lady didn't. Needless to say I won as I won't go into what I said as CD's panties would be in a bunch...
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