If you don’t believe me, every time you go to a store or other public place, check if there are any free. If there aren’t, you have to leave. That is what it is like to need those. And it intensifies once you start needing one with room (blue striping) on a particular side of your vehicle so you have room for a wheelchair or walker or if you require a van accessible space. I am not exaggerating when I say that I can only find disabled parking at my school without waiting for several minutes once every few weeks. And even when I wait until the last possible minute before I’ll be late for class, there is only a spot available every few days. And that’s normally because people think they can just park in these spots for a “few minutes” and it won’t affect anybody. I also run into this at stores, restaurants, and even hospitals.
Luckily, for me, distance isn’t an issue. I can go from the back of the parking lot to a store. But because I use a wheelchair, I need a lot of room beside my car. So I either have to take a chance and park where I don’t think anybody will park near me or I have to double park and risk getting a ticket or a lovely note from somebody about my “terrible parking.”
So basically, DON’T BE A FUCKING DICK. And by that I mean, don’t park in a disabled parking spot unless you or somebody in your car needs it.