I'm back in effect!!! As they say life happens, and believe me, the shit happened. But all is well now, and I hope you're ready to continue to be informed, entertained, made to laugh, made to ponder, whatever it is that this blog does for you. It's been about...I want to say 3 months since my last post, and I have a lot of interesting and random things to talk about. So without further adieu, allow me to get into this post.
Now before I go any further, let me just say that this post has nothing to do with Ezell's. I love Ezell's. Hell, my high school (go Garfield Bulldogs!) was right across the street from the original location that made the chicken that THE Oprah Winfrey fell in love with. But the angle that my girlfriend took the picture from, and the location that this particular incident took place just happened to take place in front of Ezell's. So yeah, just ignore that piece of the picture.
Now where was I...oh yeah. WHY THE FUCK WOULD OR SHOULD ANYONE PARK LIKE THIS?!?! Now I know my language seems a little strong, but seriously!?! Look at the picture. What you are looking at is a small, hatchback Mazda parked ON the non-parking lines next to two disabled parkings spots. Who does this kind of shit?!?! Now let me just say, one of the most annoying things is when someone who doesn't have a disabled parking placard, or doesn't need to use a disabled parking spot, parks in such a spot. They're taking a spot that someone like myself actually needs. But this guy took it to a whole nother level and parked in the space that is the reason why people need the disabled space! If he or she would've just parked in one of the spots, that would take away one of the spots and that that wouldn't help, but by this, they're affectively restricting 2 spots. Really?!?
When I saw this, my girlfriend Alexis and I were actually in the process of attempting to park and go into Ezell's. So to put it lightly, I was pissed. Also what you might not realize, and I realized after Alexis let me out of the car before pulling into one of the spaces, was that the Mazda was also blocking to curb cut onto the curb. So I had to go down and around to even get access onto the walkway. So after this stupid ordeal, Alexis and I went into Ezell's. The whole time we were in there, I was waiting next to the window for whoever was the owner of the car to go to their vehicle. I didn't know what I was going to say but I knew I was definitely going to say something. There's a Domino's Pizza next to Ezell's, and Alexis said she thought that the owner of the car was in there. She was right. While we were still in Ezell's, not only did the owner come out from Domino's, it was a Domino's employee. A delivery boy! So as soon as they walked up to the car, I left Alexis inside waiting for our order, and I approached him. I simply let him know that he was A) parked illegally (he wouldn't have done that shit around the cops), and B) parked in a spot that negatively affected me and others that need access to that space when using the disabled parking spot. And you know what this guy said to me? "I parked here so I don't use one of the handicapped spaces." Are you kidding me?!?! First off, I've never heard someone say that shit in my life. Secondly, this was a huge parking lot, and there were plenty of spots all over. That makes no damn sense. And after he said that, he started to walk away from the car, back to Domino's. Then I just stopped him and told him that by parking where he was, he basically eliminating BOTH of the disabled parking spots, and that he was blocking the curb access. I was upset at how ignorant this dude was. He then gave me the "OK, OK, I get it" look, and then got in the car and moved it to a regular spot, which was even closer to Domino's. So why did he park in that spot in the first place? Who the hell knows! So once that happened, I went back into Ezell's, got our order, and me and Alexis went home.
I still can't believe this story actually happened. I mean, not only did this guy park totally illegally, he tried to justify it! Now if it was just a matter of being uneducated in terms of accessibility and disability issues, I would give him the benefit of the doubt, but the picture alone shows how stupid the whole situation and rationalization was. Yeah, he was doing it for the better of the whole. Really?!? I still can't help but shake my head at how ridiculous this was. Cripple Please!