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(WBTV 3 Charlotte)   Southerners not used to dealing with snow apparently don't know where to dispose of it. "It's just insensitive. The handicapped have enough obstacles to deal with everyday so were we don't need to make their life harder and that's what's happening"   (wbtv.com) divider line 167
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-02-17 09:43:25 AM
You'd think they would have learned their lesson after the previous storm.
 
2014-02-17 09:49:57 AM
The problem with this story is that it was written yesterday.  At the time of its publication (this morning), all the snow in Charlotte has melted.
 
2014-02-17 10:28:18 AM
Why don't they just park in the fire lane?

Lucky LaRue: The problem with this story is that it was written yesterday.  At the time of its publication (this morning), all the snow in Charlotte has melted.


Snowpiles like that don't melt in one day.
 
2014-02-17 10:30:37 AM
That's an asshole move
 
2014-02-17 10:34:34 AM
Southerners apparently need someone to take care of them, constantly.

Not impressed.
 
2014-02-17 10:35:43 AM
They're also the kind of people that look at handicapped parking spaces and think "Man, handicapped people have it good".
 
2014-02-17 10:38:02 AM
Cotham believes the snow piles weren't purposefully pushed into handicapped spots, but she was still surprised that the incident wasn't isolated but instead widespread.

S
o, they just grew there ?
 
2014-02-17 10:38:24 AM
Are the handicapped people making handicapped faces?
 
2014-02-17 10:38:58 AM
they did that because its more profitable to keep the general paying public with spots to park, as there are more of them than handicapped people. Its all about the dollars and access.
 
2014-02-17 10:39:20 AM

capt.hollister: Cotham believes the snow piles weren't purposefully pushed into handicapped spots, but she was still surprised that the incident wasn't isolated but instead widespread.

So, they just grew there ?


I bet the same plow driver did multiple lots and decided to stick it to those entitled people who park in the handicapped spots but aren't really handicapped.  So, the jokes on them.
 
2014-02-17 10:39:57 AM

TheNewJesus: Southerners apparently need someone to take care of them, constantly.


Seems so.
 
2014-02-17 10:40:05 AM
They just need an ADA troll to try and park and then nail them with half a dozen lawsuits for $1K statutory damages each. They'll stop doing it.
 
2014-02-17 10:41:56 AM
southern hospitality
 
2014-02-17 10:42:00 AM
I'm guessing that parking lots aren't typically designed to allow for snowbanks in North Carolina?
 
2014-02-17 10:42:11 AM

ZAZ: You'd think they would have learned...


Based on what? When did this last happen?
 
2014-02-17 10:42:17 AM
What I don't understand is that a business probably doesn't want mounds of snow right in front of their store.

This looks to be more like the businesses didn't want to pay that much to plow and the snow plow drivers being annoyed
 
2014-02-17 10:42:29 AM
How nice. Bless their hearts.
 
2014-02-17 10:43:10 AM

MaritimeGirl: I'm guessing that parking lots aren't typically designed to allow for snowbanks in North Carolina?


That, or coloreds. Ooops, I mean, "socialists."
 
2014-02-17 10:43:38 AM
Oh this thread again?

I seem to remember last time it happened someone posted a dozen or so pictures of handicap spots with snow piles In them from up north.

Plenty of stuff to make fun of down here and you pick a non issue? Wow.
 
2014-02-17 10:43:55 AM

capt.hollister: Cotham believes the snow piles weren't purposefully pushed into handicapped spots, but she was still surprised that the incident wasn't isolated but instead widespread.

So, they just grew there ?


Well, they're consistent, so that's nice.
 
2014-02-17 10:45:00 AM

kitsuneymg: Oh this thread again?

I seem to remember last time it happened someone posted a dozen or so pictures of handicap spots with snow piles In them from up north.

Plenty of stuff to make fun of down here and you pick a non issue? Wow.


What's nice is we can shiat on all of it.
 
2014-02-17 10:46:06 AM
Why would you pile the snow in the spaces closest to the doors?  Because you're a farking moron (or underpaid).
 
2014-02-17 10:46:23 AM
This isn't just limited to the south.  In Washington D.C. the whole city shuts down if a single snowflake hits the ground.

Meanwhile, here in the Rockies, they don't even close schools if two feet of snow falls.  From Kindergarten until my senior year of high school I never had a single day of school canceled because of snow.
 
2014-02-17 10:48:25 AM
Sure pick on the South.  At least we don't try to claim parking spots with lawn chairs.
 
2014-02-17 10:51:16 AM
Anyone here in the Nertheast knows what big snow looks like - for the first time in many years.

We went out to Old Navy the other day, and my son and I were cracking up at how HUGE the mountains of snow were.  We're talking the size of a 2-story appartment building.

I really am not even sure how they got the piles so friggin big.  I didn't think front-end loaders could reach up that high.
 
2014-02-17 10:53:18 AM
Wanted for questioning:
www.hookedonhallmark.com
 
2014-02-17 10:53:54 AM
Maybe the perpetrators just figured that people who need handicapped parking wouldn't be out in such miserable weather.  I know that the folks of my acquaintance who need handicapped spaces don't venture out in conditions where there is any reasonable possibility that they may need to get out of their vehicle in an unhandy location - like if they were to slide into a ditch and have to walk somewhere.  I know this because some of them ask me or other friends to run errands for them in the winter that they would normally not ask.  And we're all good with that.
 
2014-02-17 10:53:54 AM
On my way to work, I go down a street on one side of the local mall. You can't even see it from the street now. The snowbanks are big enough here to hide a shopping mall. Not for one section, along the whole street. And they're probably 40 feet deep. We're going to have snow left in June.

Handicapped spaces are still free.
 
2014-02-17 10:55:20 AM

MylesHeartVodak: Sure pick on the South.  At least we don't try to claim parking spots with lawn chairs.


That's because you don't have "Dibs Laws" written into your state charter.  Here in Illinois, Abe Lincoln himself, saw that they were added.
 
2014-02-17 10:55:31 AM

darkjezter: This isn't just limited to the south.  In Washington D.C. the whole city shuts down if a single snowflake hits the ground.

Meanwhile, here in the Rockies, they don't even close schools if two feet of snow falls.  From Kindergarten until my senior year of high school I never had a single day of school canceled because of snow.


It's almost like places that are used to getting large amounts of snow have the infrastructure in place to deal with it or something!

Thanks Ric would have never realized that one.
 
2014-02-17 10:57:39 AM
Headline:  Snow piles cover handicapped spots across city

Photos: Different angles of the same pile in the same parking spot.

Sensationalist headline, or laziest photographer of all time?
 
2014-02-17 10:59:48 AM

The Googles Do Nothing: capt.hollister: Cotham believes the snow piles weren't purposefully pushed into handicapped spots, but she was still surprised that the incident wasn't isolated but instead widespread.

So, they just grew there ?

I bet the same plow driver did multiple lots and decided to stick it to those entitled people who park in the handicapped spots but aren't really handicapped.  So, the jokes on them.


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2014-02-17 11:00:05 AM

kitsuneymg: I seem to remember last time it happened someone posted a dozen or so pictures of handicap spots with snow piles In them from up north.

Plenty of stuff to make fun of down here and you pick a non issue? Wow.


You try coping with a wheelchair for a while, and then tell me it's a non issue when you can't safely park and exit the vehicle.

Wanker.
 
2014-02-17 11:01:29 AM

Belias: Headline:  Snow piles cover handicapped spots across city

Photos: Different angles of the same pile in the same parking spot.

Sensationalist headline, or laziest photographer of all time?


Yes, but at least one of the pictures was taken at night.
 
2014-02-17 11:01:49 AM
Just give God a ticket since it is His handiwork that is illegally occupying the handicapped spaces.

(or God could stop being such a dick and heal those with afflictions that would require they need a handicap space to begin with)
 
2014-02-17 11:02:34 AM

MylesHeartVodak: Sure pick on the South.  At least we don't try to claim parking spots with lawn chairs.


In the German neighborhoods in Chicago, they put towels in the lawn chairs.

/obscure?
 
2014-02-17 11:03:18 AM
(I was going to go with "Well, if the handicapped picked themselves up by their bootstraps and decided NOT to be handicapped, this would be a non-issue" but I figured that was too easy)
 
2014-02-17 11:04:00 AM

Linux Granny: kitsuneymg: I seem to remember last time it happened someone posted a dozen or so pictures of handicap spots with snow piles In them from up north.

Plenty of stuff to make fun of down here and you pick a non issue? Wow.

You try coping with a wheelchair for a while, and then tell me it's a non issue when you can't safely park and exit the vehicle.

Wanker.


static1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-02-17 11:06:22 AM
Call me insensitive, but if the handicapped are truly equal to everyone else, they can park like everyone else without special spots up front.
 
2014-02-17 11:06:34 AM
In other words, slow news day.
 
2014-02-17 11:07:34 AM
if the weather is that bad then  WHY ARE THE HANDICAPS OUT in it???

/i am handicapped
//thats why i can post at 11am
///bring in a cartful of snow to melt in the store
 
2014-02-17 11:08:28 AM

captcaveman: In other words, slow news day.


More like snow news day... amirite? Hello? Is this thing on?
 
2014-02-17 11:14:06 AM
Turning a negative into a positive:
i1151.photobucket.com
(Not sure how many handicap vans are buried in the snowbank)
 
2014-02-17 11:14:16 AM
I suppose it's my turn to be the humorless twat who points out that handicapped spaces are actually, you know, kind of important for handicapped people.

Back when my dad was still alive, his MS left him barely able to walk with the help of a cane on one side and my mom holding him up on the other side... but my mom's agoraphobia meant she couldn't go to the store without him. She wasn't in such great shape herself, with diabetic neuropathy and having had part of one foot amputated. Nevertheless, they both grew up during the Great Depression and were stubbornly self-reliant. They were determined to take care of themselves, no matter what.

A couple of neighborhood kids would shovel their walkway when it snowed, but they absolutely insisted on going to the store themselves. In snowy or icy weather, even making it to the front of the store from a handicapped space was incredibly difficult and could take 10-15 minutes. Once inside, my dad could hang onto a cart for support while my mom shopped.

I have to admit, that really wouldn't be my choice if I were in their condition, nor would it have been my choice for them if I'd had any say -- but there was no arguing with them. My dad clung to his dignity to the very end, and the only reason my mom isn't still living alone and doing her own grocery shopping is that she's in the hospital on dialysis, and that's only been for the last three or four months.

So not only is it shiatty that people are dumping snow in the handicapped spaces, it *is* newsworthy, because if you're like my parents and you're sitting at home watching the news and see that the handicapped spaces at the local mall are full of snow, you know not to waste your time inching your way out to the car and driving on icy roads, because you won't be able to park when you get there.

Damn it.

/Yes, my dad could have used a wheelchair instead. He did use one at home, but he refused to be seen outside the house with it because he felt it was undignified. If you ever run into my dad in the afterlife, have fun trying to argue with him about it. That man was the original immovable object.
//Miss you, Dad.
 
2014-02-17 11:14:23 AM
I was in Chicago two weeks ago, and handicap spots were full of snow all over the place.
 
2014-02-17 11:16:17 AM
Around here (northern Ohio) we tend to push the snow as far away from the buildings as possible, which would make putting it in handicap spaces unproductive.

Sounds like a private company decided to make money plowing business parking lots and didn't know what the hell they were doing. Especially since those are tiny snow piles.
 
2014-02-17 11:19:44 AM
This is shiate.  There are literally like 12 handicap spots per parking area, it's always a crazy amount.  Most of the time around Atlanta it may, MAY be in one spot.
 
2014-02-17 11:20:50 AM

oldfarthenry: Turning a negative into a positive:
[i1151.photobucket.com image 800x600]
(Not sure how many handicap vans are buried in the snowbank)


That's what Spring is for, to count the dead.
 
2014-02-17 11:22:43 AM
People in the South aren't very smart, are they?
 
2014-02-17 11:23:20 AM
How come my hover round isn't made better for snow?
 
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