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Pfft on Reserved Parking

The number of reserved parking spaces is on the rise in shopping centers in New Jersey.  I understand the need for handicapped spaces, obviously those with disabilities have a legitimate need to be closer to where they need to go.  They have every right to those reserved parking spaces, and I would never use them no matter how far away I had to park.

What really irritates me are the signs at my local BJ’s Wholesale Club.  The offensive signs read, “Reserved for Members with Infants.”  Why should I have to walk farther because other people have chosen to breed?  Are parents more important than anyone else?  Your reproductive decisions are not my problem.

Worse yet was the sign I saw this past weekend.  “Reserved Parking Low Emitting and Fuel Efficient Vehicle Only.”  Better still, the word “hybrid” was painted in bright blue on the asphalt.  Congratulations for buying a car, good for you.  I will park my pickup truck lengthwise, taking up at least three hybrid spaces, and when your hybrid needs to be towed, I can haul it off for you in the bed of my truck.

As neither the infant nor hybrid reserved spaces are enforceable by law, I park in them whenever they are available.  My husband will likewise utilize the infant spaces, even if he is alone in the car.

parkingI think the only reserved spaces should be for the handicapped.  Everyone else should be able-bodied, let them fight for the other non-reserved spaces.

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