A disabled parking badge holder looked at what could be the worst DIY blue badge ever – criticizing an ‘arrogant’ teenager for pulling a permit on a scrap of McDonald’s bag paper so he could use the disabled space.
Dez Richardson saw a shocking attempt at a neighbor’s car permit as he hung his legitimate blue badge at the Tesco Car Park in Portwood, Stockport, on Tuesday afternoon (August 17).
The 38-year-old was shocked to see two smiling and ‘fit’ teenagers get out of the car – although he admits he may have a hidden disability.
However, the DIY badge reassured him that they were ‘taking P ***’.
The father of two, who worked as an HGV driver, commented on social media about the incident, hoping it would return to the ‘selfish’ driver and make him think twice about doing it again. Will force
But instead he ended his defense against the commentators who insisted that they should not make “assumptions” despite the ‘maxi bag permit’ – because they themselves are hidden disabilities.
“I was parking in a Tesco car park and this guy was pulled over with me – he was probably 19 or 20 years old and he had a girl of the same age with him,” said Dees, of Greater Manchester. Was
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He laughed and laughed to himself and I saw something on the dash out of the corner of my eye when I went to the side of the car with my wife.
“I thought, ‘This isn’t a blue badge,’ so I looked and saw what it was – I just thought, ‘You’re kidding me.’
“You have almost a completely empty car park but you’ve chosen to get out of your way for such behavior – what does it actually get other than to show your selfishness?”
“It wouldn’t have been so bad if nothing had happened, but the fact is that he just went out of his way to pull a fake badge to get a P ***, it just takes time to be deliberately offensive.”
Daisy is a legitimate blue badge holder thanks to the traumatic damage to her spine and knees that reduces her mobility.
Earlier in the day, he himself was questioned about parking in a bay with a disability for which he could not be seen, and so he actively recognizes and respects disabled people with disabilities.
But the behavior of the two teenagers and the nature of the ‘badge’ on the display convinced him that they were making it a disability to park near the store.
He described the temporary blue badge as “fun” and offensive to people with disabilities.
“I am well aware of and respect hidden disabilities, but he was clearly a dynamic young man and I thought there was no way out – you can’t believe his courage,” Deez said.
“My understanding is that if you have a blue badge you use it and if you don’t have one you don’t use it.
“What this behavior showed was just a completely arrogant privilege.
“I am a Blue Badge holder myself and earlier that day I challenged a woman because I do not appear to be clearly disabled.
“Things were very different because I am a legitimate badge holder and this guy was clearly out of his way to make fun of everyone.”
The Blue Badge holder later shared the incident on Facebook, calling the driver’s “arrogant” behavior.
The post was complemented by numerous comments from members of the public, who insisted that Days himself was making unfair assumptions about the driver’s disability status.
Many people also cite the idea of a youth track suit as an unfair stereotype, but they insist that they are only referring to a teenager and that the real problem is the suspected imitation of a disabled person.
Dees said: “I posted wondering if anyone would recognize his car and say something to him, hopefully he’ll think I’m caught here and maybe next time so proud Don’t be
“At the end of the day, no one will ever stop behaving like that and will not get in the way of someone who needs a place unless they are called or embarrassed.
“All the negative comments ‘How do you know he’s not disabled, you can’t make assumptions’ and of course you can’t, but if someone was disabled he would have a blue badge.
“How clear it can be that this is a person who is taking PSS! People are deliberately treating someone like a pillow and arguing for the sake of argument.
“You can argue with these people as long as your face is not blue but they have just taken the attitude of ‘this is private land, I am entitled’ – but only because you do not say that. Maybe you should. “
Tesco was contacted for comment.