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Old 09-22-2009, 02:54 PM   #41
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I'm just grateful I don't have to use one of these spots....yet.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:02 PM   #42
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To heck with the express lane at the grocery store--I would pay extra for a checkout line without kids in it! Squalling their heads off while mama or daddy shows of those parenting skills they learned at the trailer park down the street.
How did Melville put it in Moby Dick, something like when he gets to the point of wanting to knock people's hats off, he gets himself to sea. When I get that way , instead of going to the grocery store I go online and pay a little more to have it delivered.

I swear I'm a gonna write to the math dept. at the nearby H.S. and ask them to present a problem to the students: How much longer does it take your students to go 30 blocks on the bus, when two of them with huge backpacks block both sides of the rear doors so that people with groceries have to fight their way around them? "Excuse me, excuse me, back door!" Now X number of people get on after visiting two supermarkets two stops before the H.S. If every stop has an extra delay of X seconds....
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:20 PM   #43
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What about using the handicap-accessible stall in the restroom? Anyone keeping tabs on that?
Hmm I never thought about that. I always considered it to be fair game, just something that was enhanced to allow handicapped people to use as well, like skipping up the wheelchair ramp next to the stairs.

It usually presents a different problem, it has more privacy since in the back but a coworker claims he read that since everyone thinks that way it gets used way more and has more germs. That sounds silly but it haunts me.
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:30 AM   #44
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My friend has rheumatoid arthritis and is way over weight but does not appear to have a handicap; she does not use a cane or any kind of device. She has a handicapped sticker and I feel somewhat embarrassed when I'm with her and we use a handicap spot. I feel like people are glaring at us and saying "yeah, she's handicapped by over weight!!"
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The guys at work always wanted me to drive to lunch. I thought, naively, that it was because I had a seven seat van. Oh, no, they told me, it's because you have wheelchair license plates!

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That was a rhetorical question...
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What about using the handicap-accessible stall in the restroom? Anyone keeping tabs on that?
Oh crap, I didn't know that was taboo. I use those accessible stalls all the time! They are so roomy. Seriously, who can squeeze into the tiny regular stalls? Are they designed for 4' 9" 90 lb miniature people??!! I guess you could say I have problems accessing the regular stalls, so I do need to use the accessible stalls. Although this is mostly at work. And yes, 90% of the time I go in the work bathroom, the accessible stall is occupied but the regular stall is not. In the accessible stall we have a magazine rack and privacy. In the rare event that I have to use the standard stall, I feel like I'm Larry Craig-ing it with the guy standing next to me at the urinal since you are about 30-40 microns away from stepping on their foot.
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Oh crap, I didn't know that was taboo. I use those accessible stalls all the time! They are so roomy. Seriously, who can squeeze into the tiny regular stalls? Are they designed for 4' 9" 90 lb miniature people??!! I guess you could say I have problems accessing the regular stalls, so I do need to use the accessible stalls. Although this is mostly at work. And yes, 90% of the time I go in the work bathroom, the accessible stall is occupied but the regular stall is not. In the accessible stall we have a magazine rack and privacy. In the rare event that I have to use the standard stall, I feel like I'm Larry Craig-ing it with the guy standing next to me at the urinal since you are about 30-40 microns away from stepping on their foot.
I hope someone REALLY in need of that stall doesn't crap their pants while you're sitting in there reading the sports page...
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Okay, guys...TMI. Fuego--you and that work bathroom! I swear!
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I hope someone REALLY in need of that stall doesn't crap their pants while you're sitting in there reading the sports page...
I would be pissed if that happened to me.

To the best of my knowledge, we don't have any handicapped people working anywhere in the building and I am not aware of any visitors or clients ever being handicapped such that they would need an accessible stall. So I think I'm good to go.

I'm all about inclusiveness and making everyone feel the same and part of the group. Therefore I think I'm doing handicapped people a favor by using their stalls. That's my rationalization and I'm sticking to it.
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Okay, guys...TMI. Fuego--you and that work bathroom! I swear!
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Okay, guys...TMI. Fuego--you and that work bathroom! I swear!
What? This is a serious quality of life issue for me! I mean, I spend a lot of time in the bathroom. Only the best will work for me!

There's just something great about getting paid to use the bathroom...
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Fuego, I sometimes feel as sorry for your wife as people around me feel for my husband.

Hilarious, though.!
<getting paid to use the bathroom> now that you say it, it IS kinda cool when you think about it.
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My first day on the job at Megacorp, ~30 years ago, I was working with a consultant who was going to train me. He told me the number 1 rule of consulting was "never take a **** on your own time."

Regarding the handicapped parking space, I need to raise a reverse discrimination issue. Today I went shopping with DW, and the best space in the lot was taken by a guy with a handicap tag in the window. I mean, there were 3 perfectly good reserved spots available, and he had to take up the spot I wanted. How inconsiderate!
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