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I wrote about those parking spots in 2006.  It even pricked someone enough to leave a snarky comment. :-)

The other day I parked in a Seniors’ Parking spot at Safeway… What a conundrum. I qualify, but I don’t feel old enough.

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… drive me crazy!

Ok, I’d never park in a handicapped spot. That’s just rude and I appreciated them when I actually needed it and had a permit. There is actually a law governing that one! I imagine that in a few years I might also appreciated ‘seniors parking’, for those who ache and have a hard time moving, and, frankly deserve to be a bit closer to the place they want to be.

Now picture this: It’s Friday evening. A young couple, both very able-bodied with a small girl are getting into their car in the PARENTS parking spot. The father follows me into the store to tell me that I parked in a PARENTS spot and didn’t have a child with me. I told him that I was a parent. He said it was for parents with SMALL children. I asked him if that makes him special? (Oh, eat my shorts…)

So now we have parking for PARENTS with small children. What about PARKING-FOR-WORKERS-WHO-ARE-TIRED-AFTER-WORK-AND-JUST-WANT-TO-PICK-UP-SOME-FOOD-FOR-DINNER? Or how about PARKING-FOR-PEOPLE-WHO-CAN’T-WALK-VERY-FAR-BUT-DON’T-FIT-INTO-THE-OTHER-CATEGORIES?

I want my own special parking spot, so that I can tell someone who is not as special as me that they should park where everyone else does… waaaaaayyyy down there. My parking spot would be PARKING-FOR-THE-CHILDLESS-ABLE-BODIED-WHO-DOESN’T-WANT-TO-WALK-FAR. I deserve it! :-)

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