We live in a wonderful country with a wonderful constitution and incredibly friendly people who have overcome racism and prejudice in what other countries term a miracle.
I am sorry to say, though, that to this day there are still people who continue to cling to a racist and prejudical past and none more so than those able bodied people who insist on parking in the disabled parking bays.
This past Friday I observed a woman park her silver double cab in the disabled parking close to the Atrium Spar. Biting my tongue I checked that she was able bodied, did not have a sticker on her vehicle and proceeded to follow her at a safe distance into the Spar.
I allowed her some time to order her meal (chicken) and then rushed up to her tapping her lightly on the arm asking; “Mam, is that your silver Toyota Double Cab in the disabled parking?” Her mute and scared nod prompted the bombshell; “Well you had better run outside as they are busy clamping the wheels!”
To screams of; “Yoh, yoh, yoh” our disabled parking miscreant ran off only to see that I had been lying to her. When she re-entered the Spar my pointy finger reached out and I said; “Mam, WE DO NOT park in disabled parkings, now let that be a lesson to you!”
Not even the sniggers from the staff made her actually go and move her vehicle but I hope and pray that she has learned a lesson and never parks in the disabled parking again.
And so boys and girls we come full circle once again and I must conclude that all those able bodied persons that park in disabled parking spaces are actually racist (maybe disablist is a better word?) prejudiced pigs with no regard for our hard won democracy.