(Closed) Specialty Parking

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you park where yuo don't belong?
    Yes, I park where I want, when I want : (2 votes)
    2 %
    Yes, but when I do, it's only in pregnancy/parental/family parking : (21 votes)
    18 %
    Yes, but when I do, it's only in handicap spaces. : (0 votes)
    Yes, but only in emergencies : (6 votes)
    5 %
    No, Never. : (86 votes)
    75 %
  • Post # 33
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

      urchin:  Aww. You sound angry.

     

    Also, can we please not conflate handicapped parking – for people who genuinely need it – and stork parkin – a marketing ploy? 

    WTF is “specialty” parking? 

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 7 months ago by  Zhabeego.
    • This reply was modified 5 years, 7 months ago by  Zhabeego.
    Post # 34
    Member
    10651 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Zhabeego:  It depends, I’ve seen some malls require people to check in with their licence plate at the courtesy desk to avoid being towed when parked in the pregnant & kids spot.

    Post # 35
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    1348 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Zhabeego:  Unless they replaced a handicap spot with a stork parking spot, I don’t see the issue. Even when I wasn’t pregnant, I didn’t see the issue. 

    Even if it’s a marketing ploy by some evil corporation, I still don’t see the issue. 

    If you want to park there, by all means. 

    Personally, I just think it’s a nice gesture to someone who might have it harder than myself. Because you know, sometimes it’s not all about the almighty self. 

    Post # 36
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    2598 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

     

    AB Bride:  Which only speaks to the mighty entitlement attitude of the modern day parent.

     

     

    lolita39:  I do park there.  Who says a pregnant person needs it more than me or anyone else? First come, first served is fair to all is it not?

    Post # 38
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    5659 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    “Another person argued that Parental and pregnancy parking is “nonsense” and just used as a way to further coddle parents” HA! Only a person who has never been 9 months pregnant would say something like that. Not to mention, they only have those at hospitals and baby stores so what do they care!  

    Upon reading more and seeing who probably said that I am so not surprised.

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    Post # 40
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    6107 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

     

    urchin:  oh yeah. My dad had surgery on his toe and he got one. Pretty much, if your doctor recommends it, you can most likely get it.

    Post # 41
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    761 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I wouldn’t and don’t park in handicapped parking spots. Its illegal and since in my line of work I deal with the physically handicapped, I can definitely vouch that giving them a shorter walk to their destination is definitely something that should be enforced.

    As far as the “expectant mother” parking… I kind of think its silly. Maybe I’ll think differently when I’m heavy into my 3rd trimester or dealing with a squalling infant, but I dunno. I’m also the weirdo who purposely parks far away to get a couple extra steps in or parks near a cart return because I find that way more convenient than parking close to an entrance. So I suppose maybe I’ll value those things more later.

    Post # 42
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    5659 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    urchin:  Oh, i’ve only ever seen them at Babies R Us, and even then I don’t park there if I don’t need to!

    It’s a bit far to make them at grocery stores, other department stores, etc imo. Baby stores, why not, it IS about babies and pregnant people after all.

    Post # 43
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    2598 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

     

    MsJ2theZ:  Where I live, stork spaces are *not* just present at hospitals, doctors offices,  grocery or baby stores. 

    There is a stork spot at our local mall in front of the Home Goods store.  In case you or anyone else isnt familiar, Home Goods is a home decor store.  No one *needs* to be there.  So…explain to me why anyone should feel entitled to a stork/new parent spot?

    I park there every time I visit if its available.  One day, I came out to find some cow had left a note on my car.  It was hilarious. 

    Post # 44
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    1348 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Zhabeego:  LOL! 

    I think technically, the company is saying that pregnant women and families with small children need them more than you do. That’s the purpose of their “marketing ploy”. So, mm, no. It’s not first come, first served in that sense. 

    It’s, you only think about yourself/ do not take others thoughts/feelings into consideration. 

    Also, if a parking spot speaks to the entitlement of the modern day parent, well then. Wooee! Some marketing ploy that is. Good work corporations & mommy bloggers. You’ve won 100 of paved space! How entitled!!!

    Post # 45
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Zhabeego:  I know what a Home Good’s store is, thanks. In my area I have only ever seen this in front of a delivery hospital, or at babies r us, so excuse my “ignorance”.

    Are you ever NOT sarcastic and rude? I don’t think I have ever seen you post a single nice sentence. 

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