This Modern World (and you’re welcome to it.)

I am sitting in the cell phone lot at the Indy airport right now. This is simply a small lot a mile or more from the terminal where you can park whilst waiting for someone to arrive and call you.

Decent idea as it removes a significant amount of congestion from the terminal. My only question is this: given that there is – by design – nothing nearby except for a fenced employee lot, why is there are reserved handicapped spots.


H/T to Tam.

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3 Responses to This Modern World (and you’re welcome to it.)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Some years back a mini mall near work offerred a chance to get away from the building for our 9:am coffee break. We would sit for our 15 minutes and watch the shoppers. About once a week a couple of people in motorized wheel chairs would come in and motor over to the stairway to the second floor and literally bump their wheelchairs against the bottom step. Then came an organized effort to force the owner of the mini-mall to install an elevator. Eventually the PC forces won out and an elevator went in. I never again saw a wheel chair there. But an interesting side effect was that a lady running a very small sandwich kiosk had to go out of business. She said the owners raised everyone’s rent to pay for the elevator. I wonder how she feels about PC? Ironically the only public entity on the second floor was a Nike shop selling running shoes and such. I’m just not sure there is a big demand for running shoes amongst the wheel chair bound.

  2. suek says:

    Exactly. Bureaucrats at work, justifying their existence with many otherwise unjustifiable rules and regs.

    Although I _must_ admit, I get really testy when I see apparently completely healthy people with no placards parking in the disabled spots…
    Sometimes a car with no handicapped hanger/plate will park in a reserved spot, and you see someone with difficulty get out, but usually it’s an apparently fully capable young person that bounces out. Or you have a vehicle with appropriate tags, but the driver is obviously capable…
    Parking lots are usually private property, and not patrolled by police, so I assume that enforcement is up to the business owner. Good luck with that…which goes back to the original question…”why are there are reserved handicapped spots”?

    Tyranny of the minority again, I think.

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