How (not) to be a good citizen 7


Time for today’s accessibility fail.

Today was a voting day. We went to vote at our usual polling place, where everyone recognizes us. When we left, we walked down the sidewalk to the one curb cut that is across from the one handicapped space. Someone had parked their van right in front of the curb cut. There was no other way to get off the sidewalk anywhere nearby, so we were stuck waiting there until the owner came back.

We took the opportunity of being out on a nice day to take some pictures. Luckily the owner came back pretty quickly, but he didn’t seem to realize the importance of where he had parked. He did apologize, but it was a superficial apology, like he knew he should say he was sorry but he wasn’t really.

Oh well, we got some good pictures out of it at least.

Veronica in her green Renaissance dress holding Hestia to her left.

Veronica in her green Renaissance dress holding Hestia to her left.

Veronica holding Hestia with an "I voted" sticker prominently displayed

Veronica holding Hestia with an “I voted” sticker prominently displayed

Brad in hs wheelchair at the start of a curb cut which is being totally blocked by a van.

Brad in hs wheelchair at the start of a curb cut which is being totally blocked by a van.

Windblown Hestia in her Harry Potter Hufflepuff vest

Windblown Hestia in her Harry Potter Hufflepuff vest


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7 thoughts on “How (not) to be a good citizen

  • Chanda

    I have the local sheriff on speed dial in my phone. If I came across this situation I would IMMEDIATELY call the sheriff non-emergency line and have them send someone right away.
    That way the person who parked there wouldn’t be able to get away with a half assed apology. They would really learn a bigger lesson and wouldn’t be doing that again!!!!
    Most people won’t learn a lesson from an interaction like yours. It needs to be bigger. There may have been a VERY important reason why Brad needed to get back to his van. A lot of people in chairs can’t simply wait around for the person to come out. It could be a medical reason or any kind of immediate reason(I can think of about 10 that would be an issue for me having to wait around in mychair for someone to move that are immediate needs).This guy should have literally paid with a ticket. Take money out of a persons pocket and it is a much bigger lesson.

    • Veronica Morris Post author

      I should put the local police office into my phone, but still it wasn’t clearly marked so I am sure he didn’t even think about where he was parking. just trying to get to the polls before they closed. Hopefully now he’ll pay more attention!

  • Team Blue

    I’m with Chanda on this. I have zero problem calling the law because of the reasons she stated. Glad though that at least it wasn’t an emergency situation–love the pix! 😀

  • Bunny Clayton

    I think we should have our local police non-emergency number on our phone as a rule . I saw somebody say elsewhere to have birds fly over
    And take aim at vehicles parked at curb cuts but I say drones dropping cow manure would have a more lasting impact !!! Too much ??!!! LOL !! Plus a ticket !